Friday, 20 December 2013

Sunset



As the sun went down in the west, one goes down there each night there must be loads of them lying about there, I wandered abroad attempting to find a photograph.  Why?  I was bored of sitting inside and wanted to be with people. The only difficulty taking pictures this late afternoon?  People, they kept getting in the way!  Bah!  Who needs people after all?  There is something about the sky at twilight.  It is different every night yet almost the same, but not quite. You can take a picture from the same spot 365 days of the year and each would be different, except of course in Edinburgh where it would show rain two days out of three!  


Stained glass windows are quite attractive if seen in the right light.  From outside this one in the old town hall looks attractive but is hard to picture with the lights behind.  From inside with the sun shining on the window it looks magnificent as you ascend the great stairway.  Built in 1926 the old town hall was indeed a prestigious building and much money was thrown at it!  Used for events now and the council are housed elsewhere. 


It is interesting to see PR in action.  The BBC news appears to be helping Nigella get her life sorted by offering several people who inform us how much she suffered through the recent court case.  The prosecutions tale that she used drugs and allowed the accused PA's to spend £685,000 on themselves with her credit cards to avoid publicity harming her chances in the USA has resulted in the accused being freed and Nigella being seen as , well herself!  So instead of this slapper cook we have instead a woman as false as we all thought she was. How some will be happy with this!  Myself I am just glad we might lose a cook from the screen, there are FAR TOO MANY OF THEM on TV!  I also feel unsurprised that her now ex-husband Satchi, the man famed for advertising Thatcher in the 70's and bad art ever since, turns out to be a bit of a bully and difficult to live with!  I doubt she was any easier myself. Personally I don't wish to hear their private lives, especially as they fall apart, and it is very sad that those with so much have so little to live for.  They appear to have no idea of a happy life.  How do they get together?  Money? Celebrity?  Using the other as a trophy wife/husband?  However the PR has sprung into action claiming the case centered on her drug abuse, not the accusations against the PA's, even though the appearance is that she allowed this fiddling to keep the drugs news quiet. The desperation for the US contract will bring us many stories I feel.  Will it bring happiness to anyone involved in this sad case I wonder?


This picture from the Shorpy site features a Friday pre Christmas office party in 1925.  My how they employees are having fun!  There again if we were able to see the happy scene after the illicit booze had been downed we might come across a very differing picture.  Just who would be informing the boss, soon to be ex-boss, of her opinions, which lass would have scratched the eyes out of which lad, and just who's feet are sticking out from under that desk....?

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8 comments:

Carol In Cairns said...

Adullaman, I am glad you were bored sitting inside and sought out other life forms. I could so easily be a hermit ~ but I force myself to get out and look at the world with fresh eyes. It is a nice thought that your twighlight sky could be different each day of the year ~ it reminds me of places I have lived previously.

On Nigella ~ I guess they are doing damage control on their own brand too ~ is she on a BBC Channel over there?

Lee said...

The way of the world...everyone is so interested in the dirty laundry of everyone else...that they forget to take of their own!

Personally, I could care less what Nigella Lawson and her husband do behind closed doors...the tabloids are having their field day. They'll move onto another far more interesting and fresher story soon.

I think those pictured are hiding the booze and can't wait for the annoying photographer to leave so they can get stuck into it!

Adullamite said...

Carol, I think she is on BBC but honestly don't know.
It's the US contract she cares about now.

Lee, You may be right about the folks in that pic.

Jenny Woolf said...

I've been interested in Nigella although I'm can't usually be bothered with celebrities. If Saatchi wouldn't let her go away etc. why did she stay? Are we meant to think she was a sort of slave to him? And did I get it wrong that she testified against this servant who she considered a friend because Saatchi threatened otherwise to to sue her for £500,000?

She apparently has a fortune of £20m in her own right not to mention some pretty powerful relatives and friends - surely she could have found some sanctuary. And, although £500,000 is a lot, and it would only have left her with a mere £19,949,950, it is a strange thing to do to put a price on the truth, and betraying a "friend" by letting them go to jail when you could have supported them.

And now this pillorying of witnesses idea that I suspect is cooked up by her defenders. There are plenty of people who testify against gang members at risk of their lives, and these are the witnesses who ought to get more protection, if anyone does.

You know, these comment boxes are so much better than Twitter, aren't they, you can go on and on ....

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Be assured that I will deny actually making this comment later on, but those two shots you took are awesome.

Jenny Woolf said...

Er, obviously I made a deliberate error in the arithmetic above.

the fly in the web said...

Those photographs were super....

And as for the Lawson/Saatchi business, the mainstream press seem to have forgotten that there were two people on trial - real trial.
A truly dreadful article in 'The Independent' describes that fact as boring....

Adullamite said...

Jenny, You can go on an on as long as you like! The pair of them are not the sort of people we would wish to associate with. Their thoughts on myself can be ignored....

Jerry, See, you love me really! :)

Jenny, I never noticed, I was sniffing coke at the time....

Fly, I never read the Indy these days. It does not know whether to be another Daily mail or another Guardian! There are no objections to Boris Johnson in this paper, the editor is his mate, and that discredits the thing somewhat.