Bath (Thursday 31st January 2019)
I had to return to Bath yesterday (Thursday) to pick up a pair of speakers I'd ordered the previous week and put in an order for a sub-woofer to replace the one in the studio that won't work.
That done I reparked in Sutton Street and walked through Sydney Gardens to walk into the city centre along the canal, a favourite walk. I took a number of pictures using my 15-30mm full-frame lens but perversely my blip and all but one of the Extras (the willow) were taken with a telephoto.
This is Sydney Wharf in Walcot, but I walked on to the bridge beyond Bath Spa station and then into the city, where I bought a silk tie and picked the brains of a PC expert about my wi-fi problems.
The other Extras show some text stencilled into Top Lock in Widcombe and an engraved sundial just to the south of the Horseshoe Walk road bridge made by R Bowditch from a design by local artist Alan Dun, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the canal opening. It was officially unveiled on Saturday 30 October 2010. The willow lies just before the mouth of the canal, where it flows into the River Avon, which is navigable all the way to the Bristol Channel.
1.2.2019 (2055 hr)
Blip #2839 (#2589 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #006
Blips/Extras In 2019 #16/265 + #009/100 Extras
Day #3232 (654 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #1981 (#1822 + 159 in archived blips)
Kennet and Avon Canal series
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Yellow) and HD P-DA 55-300 mm F4-5.8 ED WR lens
Bath (31 January 2019) (Flickr album of 23 images)
The Velvet Underground - Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (recorded July-August 1970, Atlantic Studios, New York NY)
Lou Reed left the Velvet Underground shortly after the album Loaded was released due to other commitments, and although he wrote all the songs on the album a lot of the performing duties were left to new member Doug Yule, who takes the lead vocal on this album closer. It was also included in full as the B-side of Who Loves The Sun?
Doug Yule sounds not unlike Lou Reed and fronted the band around this time. Famously this was when Velvets fanatic David Bowie first saw them live and was convinced he had seen Lou Reed until much later when Reed himself put him straight.
I bought the album when it came out but haven't owned it in many a year and had almost forgotten this song, so I was surprised how great it sounded when it came on the car radio on this day.
One Year Ago:
Smokey 0936 hr
- Pentax K-50