It makes me wonder what it was like back in the day to see it looking so unfamiliar. I'm quite interested in the random little bits of history you only pick up by (for example) perusing old photos on the walls in pubs or flipping through those self published old postcard collections. I find it fascinating to see places I know so well looking so different - sometimes just a scant handful of decades before.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
The familiar becomes unfamiliar
They're (finally) resurfacing our road. Consisting of Victorian (I think) terraced housing parking is at a major premium round our way and normally the street is chocka both sides up the street with cars, vans, motorbikes and the odd camper van wedged in and overhanging the corners where the double yellows start. Due to the resurfacing though everyone has to be cleared out by 8am and it looks so so very different. It's actually quite a wide street without all the damn cars up it! I like it but they'll all be back by tomorrow I think. You can see why it needs re-surfacing though - looking a little bit patchy eh?!