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When Rust is Good

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places, Things
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The connection is rust, in this case the type that is regarded as acceptable rather than the more common terminal tin-worm that must be stopped in its tracks at all costs. Some people might recognise the rusty metal image above as being part of Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North sculpture.  I say sculpture, but […]

Brolly Failure

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under Places, Things
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The connection is waste receptacles….or “bins”! Photographs of bins aren’t normally considered noteworthy unless they’re over-full, strangely shaped or partially destroyed.  I just liked the way that the presumably broken umbrella had been forced into the mouth of the bin by someone, probably in disgust at the brolly being broken and therefore unable to provide […]

Off-road parking

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under Places, Things
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This photo and the one in the previous post were brought to you by the colour yellow. On-road car parking space is very highly prized in my local area of Bearwood because off-road parking is virtually non-existent.  It’s mainly an area of terraced streets, but even where there are driveways and garages the level of car ownership […]

Partial Delivery

Posted on June 9, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People, Things
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The colour blue is the linking theme, oh and hands, as shown on the cover of the “Yellow Pages” phone book…and the chap who walked into frame. This image is from a series taken one Sunday morning a few years ago after I was surprised to find that a copy of the Yellow Pages had […]

Not quite Banksy

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under Places, Things
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So it’s not quite Banksy, but as far as modifying the public realm goes, it’s quite inventive.  Yes, the link from the previous posting is road signs….indeed, recycling them for another use or meaning.  I think this one is just humour based, or is it a plea from the locals to remove the “no entry” restriction […]

Community Recycling Point

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under Things
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Well, finding a connection from the “Grainy Gate” was always going to be difficult.  There were two options, more wood-grain or a gate.  Perhaps I could’ve stretched a point with some hoarding (of which I’ve got lots of photos…as you might expect) and maybe I could’ve not bothered trying at all and simply uploaded any […]

Grainy Gates

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under Things
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I’m staying on the gate theme, although this time in a purely visual art sense rather than anything controversial.  At least I don’t think the removal of these interesting looking temporary gates, from what is now the main car park entrance at Astle Park retail park in West Bromwich, was a controversial act.  Indeed, passing people probably thought […]