Welcome to Breakfast in America
My photo journal is an eclectic mix of things; there’s no guiding theme or topic. It is whatever happens to catch my attention, what I’ve been thinking, doing, and whatever my current obsessions are. At the moment, they are clearing some of the backlog on my ‘honey-do’ list, backpacking, hammock camping, and, I’m always, taking pictures.
I was stopped twice while taking this picture. Once by some locals in a passing truck, and a few minutes later by the property’s owner. I don’t think he was convinced that I wasn’t up to any good, and he made sure we were gone.
The Police presence may be sparse out of town, but the local grapevine is obviously very effective.
Re-edit: December 2016. Original version:
I find this sculpture rather threatening,
I’m fairly sure that wasn’t the artist’s or the commissioning body’s intention.
Update: 05 October 2008. In a recent council magazine it was stated that the two identical sculptures (one at either end of the precinct) represent the breaking sea.
If I really want this to look menacing I ought to change it to a duo-tone image, the warm lighting removes a lot of the menace from the sculpture.
I saw this from a long way off, and I had to move PDQ to get into a position to get any sort of decent shot. The people in the park that were paying any attention were looking in the opposite direction, at the sunset, and missed this.
Sunset on the Zürich Building from Victoria Park, Portsmouth UK.