town & around. First though: I plan on revamping my tired old blog (again, boom boom~!) soon, so these shots will be the last for a few days.
I’ll empty out the old, as in Tennyson’s “—the old order changeth, yielding place to the new etc etc”—and brevity will be my new punchline (SFX: insert muffled snigger here, please*).
HERE’S YER SHOTS
If you give up …
… it’s the view through a bullet-hole in a wee sign advising the innocent and unwary that
(a) the bridge is unsafe,
(b) beyond this point lies a ‘multiple hazard zone’. (I think the holes are the more eloquent warning, myself.)
This above was a St Johns church—it went out of business recently due to the Laws Of Supply & Demand, and was purchased by the Southern Institute of Technology for repurposing into a vendor of more modern wisdoms. To each his own …
IN THE MEANTIME
Work proceeds at great pace in the new K-mart building. This is private enterprise having a public erection whilst the City Fathers are congratulating themselves on having ousted so much private enterprise from the so-called Invercargill Central Business District that it stands a very real chance of going extinct in the meantime.
‘Nuff on that, lest I spit spiders. Will it succeed? To my mind … not a ghost of a chance. Not without huge cash injections from the uncomplaining milch cows (Taxpayers) further down the track—but City Hall has insulated itself well from its own follies. Thank heavens for taxpayers, no?
And here above is a wee once-was-a-cinema that has been repurposed as a church. (It works both ways, no?)
I’d like to be able to claim the ghostly figure strutting his stuff as a spectre but that’s not in the spirit of veracity—it’s actually an innocent hoofing along behind the mad old dog leaning with both paws around a camera pressed against a glass door.
If churches can be repurposed as centres of science, then why not amusement houses (cinemas) likewise, as centres of un-science, hmm? Or city blocks into follies—
Doomed city block
* Snigger, dammit—not mad guffaws. (And taiho on the hoots too~!)