Wednesday, 14 October 2015
One of the joys of retirement is watching other people at work. Building sites, in particular, are endlessly fascinating, and you'll always find a couple of old guys with nothing much else to do intently studying the construction process, like old fishermen gazing out to sea. Today, I joined them.
Without so much as a by-your-leave, my favourite underpass route into Southampton's town centre has been excavated, and some grand building scheme is underway. So, for the first time in the 30 years I've lived here, I actually climbed the steps up onto the ancient city walls, and looked down into the great basin of activity from an elevated viewpoint. The light was good, and I thought it was time I did a little straight photography, before I forget how.