Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Where I Am, Who I Am


It's supposed to be a nice day today, but it is still early and still cold and still misty. So I seek solace from the radiator and scan old photographs and try to remember where I walked thirty years ago. I have a feeling that the distinctive cone shaped roof in the background is one of the buildings of the old Halifax General Hospital which would mean I was walking somewhere down by Shaw Lane. These days everything is geo-tagged which means that things will be very boring for me in thirty years time when I try to remember where I walked today. But by then I will be in my nineties and it will be challenge enough to remember who I am.

15 comments:

  1. no idea, where it is, but great bw-pic! :)

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  2. Charmingly grim without any sign of modern plastic rubbish that seems to litter everywhere.

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  3. Do I know you? Oh no it's started early with me.

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  4. Bricks and paving that speak volumes.

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  5. Can you go back and look? I do that. The changes can be enormous. The street bricks are laid in a circular pattern going to the drain. I wonder if that aided the flow of water.

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  6. I like the black and white. In thirty years all mysteries will be solved there will probably be some computer program that will instantly tell you:)

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  7. Me too, what Little Nell said. B&W was such fun to work with! The Pros used it.

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  8. What a stunning moment in your world, not quite winter there, and yet spring hasn't arrived either. I invite you to ponder a moment of my world.... where do I begin, okay they have declared it a snow day for many schools today. Enough hint? HA! Ha!

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  9. They were smarter in some ways back then. ...no cars! The street does look a little dreary!

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  10. Just "Google Earthed" Shaw Lane. Looks like corner, on left, leading to the Shears Inn, Paris Gate.

    Pretty much the same, but lacks atmosphere.

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  11. Hehe, indeed. Sometimes I have trouble now, perhaps not remembering who I am, but certainly remembering why I came upstairs in the first place! I remember the Halifax General. My first love was a junior doctor there and we lived not far away. It had those funny round wards. They made 'ward rounds' really round.

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  12. The Shears is a fine pub..but a little off the beaten track.......My Mother-in-law lives quite near here.......infact Ive just come back from there tonight!

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  13. P.S.It would be a brave man who tried to geotag my mother-in-law !!!!!{as Les Dawson might have said}

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  14. Now, when I see a wall like this one, I immediately want to know what's on the other side. A railway line, perhaps?

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  15. What a gorgeous shot. It has the look of an old silver gelatin print.

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