09 February, 2014

Kingsbury bristol- suburb of imagination.

I think it was Bristol.  It might be York or perhaps Durham with little alleys going down to the river.  The two houses with the mosaic gardens and the mosaic walls depicting willowy maidens in the Arts and Crafts rational dress style. The hillside shops the dark stone alley running down to the river, the steep hillside, the forked station road, the dereliction.  Our life experiences conspire to build suburbs of imagination and dreams. Historical enough but also and up to date, with spacious garden surrounded dwellings for a dignified life, but with the bustle of the town.

No pics- it doesn't exist. But I have added a picture of beauty in suburbia.

Luton Harpenden and St Albans

Shopping on the Bed-Pan line. Luton is the town with a great history of riots and burnings from ex servicemen burning the Town Hall because they were excluded from peace celebrations in 1919 to muslim idiots burning poppies in protest about some war they didn't understand. I went to Luton in the hope of good shopping and a day out and was pleased to find that the train far had been reduced from £13 last time I went to about £8 for the day return. This must be the only reduced fare on the network so get it before the company notices. I didn't stay very long in Luton but went on to Harpenden which is much nicer. It's a fairly big village with some historic buildings.