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Monthly Archives: January 2008

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when i walked past tate modern yesterday they were dismantling Louise Bourgeois’ spider.

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here are some photos i took of it when it was in position

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it was interesting that the egg sack was the only recognisable thing

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there were lots of leg bits everywhere

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and it looked nice with the sun rise lighting st paul’s in the background

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lying there it looked like some science fiction thing with its dormant eggs waiting to hatch

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of course it would have been easier to catch it in a giant jar and throw it out the front door

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or perhaps flush it down the plug hole or chuck it in the thames

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work colleague harry recommended i track down the cross bones graveyard about a year ago.

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i finally got there yesterday

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it’s quite a place. in fact it’s just a fence.  what lies behind is a building site at the moment.

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read more here

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and the bonus was a geocache where i picked up this delightful travel bug !

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i do like hand drier instruction diagrams.  i’d take more pictures of them but i’m always slightly waring of taking photos in public toilets !  this one was a particularly good one (and empty) so i thought i’d share it with you.

the top picture looks like some hand shadow puppetry, and the lower one is very mysterious – look at the finger and the details in the ear.  what IS going on ?

i spotted the poster at the bottom right in a pub on saturday evening when jane and i were having a lovely meal out.  i like the idea of the landlords being as disappointed about the price rise as the punter is.

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jane thought i was taking a picture of the poster above it which she thought was bonkers, but i had read but not spotted the implications – who wants a romantic dinner for 4 or more ?

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