UPDATE 28 feb 2018: http://everton.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/looks-like-some-cunt-from-cheshire.html
Although ,a case in point, clickthis Martin Parr photograph of Old Halifaxto see a photo very similar to some of B.H.'s photos. Now Martin Parr is probably my favourite English photographer. Remember ,me & Cath went to his curated exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery recently.I beg to suggest that several of B.H. 's unseen photos stand comparison with Parr's?
n.b. I wrote this very brief overview
of Martin's work.
This is a Sepia Saturday post.
I heard the political commentator & journalist Owen Jones speak.
He talked about how we English are becoming disenfranchised from the politics in our life.We start to believe poverty ,hunger& unemployment etc are all'Acts of God' .Inevitable ...just like the rain outside......
As it happens, the BBC are filming a new series of Happy Valley at the moment ,in Hebden Bridge.
Two nights ago, on the street that I work, they were filming this scene.
Given the nature of Yorkshire weather,dig the irony.It wasn't raining,so they had to use artificial rain!
As a Halifax child of the 50's, I remember during our Wakes Week some people , not themselves away on holiday, would climb to the top of Beacon Hill to admire the view.
We live in a beautiful place.During Wakes Wake all the factories shutdown spewing smoke,so it was the only time you could see the beauty!
The photos I share here show plenty of washing-lines.All those white clothes! How did they keep'em clean within the smoke & rain?
To me,the clean washing look not like white flags of surrender ,but defiance .
I believe we see the same defiance in the works today of Jeremy Corbyn & that fine American Bernie Sanders.( a tad strained link....but there you go!)
Incidentally,Mr Sanders name was respectfully mentioned several times at the church on Sunday
. Although!This is a Beautiful Englishman singing the song to its best
.Everytime i hear Robert Wyatt's voice ,i sort of roll myself into a ball & weep gently...it's so beautiful in my humble opinion.
Your first photo and the bike being pushed up ever so slowly are my favorite photos! Need I say, this is a dreamy song playing....makes me want to keep on commenting just to hear it all! Okay, must put on youtube! Hehehe! Enjoy your weekend it was fun stopping by today!
Love that photo of the bike being pushed up the hill....such feeling in it. Gawd if you and my husband ever got together, the music would never stop...John Martyn, Wyatt....all very familiar household names here.
I think that first photo is one I asked my daughter to take a photo of with her phone in my dream the other night.
I always liked hanging out washing and bringing it in. Clean wash lasted a bit longer than a meal that's eaten in minutes or dishes washed and reused.
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