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4 June, 2004

View from the hill

The back of Balmoral Road, from East Road, Lancaster, UK, 02/06/04East Road is about the steepest part of my usual route home from the city centre; having crossed the traffic lights by the cathedral, there's little more to do than get into a low gear and pedal away, watching the scenery pass rather slowly.  Hence I see this view very frequently, and have time to consider it, but I still can't decide how I feel about it.

The regularity of the repeated shapes is quite striking, particularly when the sun is low and the brightly-lit end walls contrast against the dark roofs, and there's something endearing about the dozens of little chimney pots, yet there's also something crushingly mundane about the near-identical houses: little boxes for little people, all the same.

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Did anyone notice the oh-so-clever Fish reference in the title?  Oh well...

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