Decay, Decay, Decay.

4 04 2015

A burning desire to see the Magna Carta and Mappa Mundi, and a coach, took the Jet Set to Hereford on Saturday.

Our proximity to such important artefacts was an awe-inspiring reminder of our infinitesimal place in both human history and our cosmos. A reminder of this nature once in a while helps one to deal with the day to day stresses of capitalism.

After we took in the majesty of the graphical representation of the muddled medieval mind we neatly segued into the purgatory represented by the graphical representation of the moribund modern mind of the UKIPs. The interactive part of the Magna Carta exhibiton included a question; “What would be included in a modern Magna Carta?” and a stack of sticky reminder notes. A legitimiser of the UKIPs wrote this;

wpid-wp-1428267557608.jpeg

Naturally I replied with “More Political Correctness, Less Common Sense”. Our coach was parked near Edgar Street so we headed there after leaving the cathedral.

There are few more poignant sights than a disused football ground. Like all other abandoned buildings the pall of urban decay permeates the erstwhile vibrant area.

Edgar Street’s present state is a stark reminder of the ease with which people are discarded when their activities are no longer valued. The locked doors and peeling paintwork speaks of the grim inevitability of productive human beings wasting their efforts, experience, care and attention. Once vital endeavours become folk memories.

The world has moved on laddie, deal with it, man up and other pithy stuff they say on soap operas et cetera et cetera.

P1450782

P1450784

P1450787

P1450794

P1450796

P1450797

P1450800

P1450804

P1450808

P1450811

P1450822

P1450826

P1450827

P1450833

P1450802

Thankfully there will be a happy ending to this story, the decay will be undergoing a renewal.

P1450835

Advertisements

Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: