The day started with a dead badger. As soon as I saw the pathetic looking heap in the middle of the road as I left the house I knew what it was. With a degree of trepidation, I took closer look firstly confirming that it was badger that was deceased, and there was no blood or sign of injury.
I sent a direct (private) message via Twitter to StreetScene and as it was just before 6AM I wasn’t expecting a response. The walk went OK. I subscribe (free) to a website called Project365. All you can do is post one photo per day, and then people who follow you can comment on the photos. Quite straightforward.
Some of the people who I follow on P365 give themselves projects. One chap I particularly like is photographing his home town of Edmonton in Canada. I quite often think that I would like a project. So, I decided that I would think about taking pictures of things that are old in Gosport. I thought about a window frame on North Cross Street it is quite dilapidated and worn, almost rotting. I thought great, I’ll start with that.
I was getting ready to look at where I would frame the picture as I approached the location, but then was dumbfounded. The window had bee repaired. Not just a reair though not even a refurbisment. It looked as though it had been completely rebuilt, I muttered a swear word under my breath. I got put off my thread and will have to come up with either a new place to the start the project, or indeed, an entirely different project?
Walking around the Cockle Ponds, I was gvery sad to see, opposite the round cafe, that someone had dumped a shopping trolly in the larger pond. b Triggering another message to streetscene.
Fair dues to Streetscene I did get a response from them. They were aware of the badger and would task a team to recover the trolley. It’ll probably take them a couple of days.