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This afternoon Jackie delivered me to a bench at the crossroads beside the Burley war memorial in order for me to focus on who came by.
There were, of course, many pedestrians,
some of whom enjoyed ice creams;
many were drawn to Spencer’s estate agent’s window, from an upper floor of which Bugs Bunny waved a greeting.
Cyclists and bikers mingled
with the rest of the traffic, including private cars, one huge lorry, and an ambulance. Seeing the larger vehicles careering down the hill and lurching round the bend, heading for my bench, was at times a little disconcerting.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s sublime savoury rice with pork rack of ribs in barbecue sauce with which I drank Patrick Chodot Fleurie 2016
I enjoyed joining you on your loitering-without-intent. I found myself wondering if I were seated again on a bicycle at that signpost which road I would choose this time. Probably Brockenhurst.
That would be an excellent choice, Leslie. Thanks very much
That signpost catapulted me back 50 years to the days when I was a volunteer with a charity helping the homeless in London. The group spent an amazing weekend at Avon Tyrrell.
Pleased to learn that, Pat. Many thanks
That was an interesting spot to pick Derrick – I confess I would have found those larger vehicles coming at any speed down the hill and round the corner on the narrow road rather disconcerting! Despite them, the architecture is nice, the day obviously warm and Bugs adds a touch of whimsy to the activity and you have certainly captured the action from a particular spot on the roadside.
That was a good corner – with a bench 🙂 Thanks very much, Pauline
I am a people watcher as well and I always enjoy your people pictures. It is fun to consider what they might be discussing
So true, Pleasant. Thanks very much
The amount of faith people put in brake pads is oft times … disconcerting. 🙂
🙂 For sure. Thanks very much, Widders
Thanks for taking us along to people watch, Derrick. It’s always interesting! I bet the ribs were yummy!?
Many thanks, Jill. Glad you think so
Lovely post, Derrick!
Thanks very much, Cynthia
What a fun post of people watching! You may not have seen the world going by, but you had a nice variety. I can tell it’s warm–no jackets and people wearing shorts.
It certainly was warm, Merril. No jacket for me. Thanks very much
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Many thanks, Narongchai
Yes Derrick, the relaxation of watching the world go by.
Thanks very much, Ivor
LOL- Those big busses look like they are coming right for you.
They certainly did. Thanks very much, Jodie
No witches entering the coven?
Through the side wall 🙂 Thanks very much, Gwen
I’d loved to have loitered on that bench alongside of you Derrick! 🙂 <3
That would have been fun, Natalie. Many thanks
It would have been great people watching and chuckling about things we were seeing! Have a blessed day Derrick! You’re probably just getting up and it’s time for me to call it a day.?❤️
I never get tired of seeing the double-decker buses in movies. I don’t know why New York hasn’t started using them.
Thanks a lot, Andrew
You seem to have made the most of your appointment at the crossroads. What does the ‘Coven of Witches’ offer?
Many thanks, Uma. This post has a close-up of the Coven window. One of several gift shops specialising in witchery. https://derrickjknight.wordpress.com/wp-admin/customize.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fderrickjknight.wordpress.com%2F2017%2F10%2F25%2Fa-day-for-ice-cream%2F
I love people watching and I like to make up stories about their lives. Great candid shots.
Many thanks, Karen
Beautiful images of Life going by.. And its certainly been icecream weather this week.. 🙂 Enjoy the remaining days of the Sun Derrick.. and have a peaceful weekend xx
Many thanks, Sue. You, too
People watching at its best!
Thank you very much, Lynn
This was fun!
I like how you chose a great vantage point to capture the local population and traffic, Derrick! It would be cool to give you a portable tape recorder and microphone, “Reporter on the Streets.” It could be a fascinating “podcast!” ?
But I prefer to be so inconspicuous, Robin. 🙂 Many thanks
Did you ever take the Meyers Briggs personality test, Derrick? I am an INTJ and I wonder if you are similar. You seem more like an E (extrovert) from where I sit, but this comment made me wonder.
I really am a mix, Jodie. I hate personality tests and how they label people. What has happened over the years is that I have become less self-conscious than I was when younger. The inconspicuous bit was a joke – it’s a bit difficult to be that when you have phallic symbol hanging round your neck.
Oh, that’s funny, Derrick – thank you for explaining. I guess I only get the teenager type jokes. lol You’ll have to explain the more sophisticated ones to me. Re: getting less self-conscious with age – OMG me too! I am going to be a handful one day.
“Live beneath the blue suburban skies!”
Good one, Claire Marie. Thanks very much
Your pics always transport me into the scene…*sigh* ? thank you ?
Very many thanks, Rob
An interesting slice of life from your area!
Thanks very much, Lavinia. I always look forward to your comments