Nothing was more Goth than the Park Royal/Crowne Plaza after 22 Feb 2011.
We came back to be haunted by the ragged curtains blowing out of the windows facing down Victoria St and then the pigeons flying in.
I had visions of Meatloaf living off raw Pigeons.
I was wrong of course, it was the homeless and Demo workers drinking the bars dry prior to demolition.
Thanks RoO & JW,
Oh the psychology!
I hadn't thought of that.
It was 24 April 197? and he was drunk, reading his and his brothers diaries, tears flowing as much as the beer.
That night he also told me of the breakout of Minqar Qaim & he went through the Hospitsal lines, bayonet fixed.
Anyone know when our WWII executed will become public knowledge?
I grew up with Granddads story of being in the firing squad for a member of his section for rape in Italy. No wooden bullets and no-one missed.
Dear Hebe, I was blunt.
Your view is valid and common among many. I'm feeling like I'm a bit player in a story by Gogol. Life goes on and all things exist, but its the environment that oppresses the spirit.
I know life goes on out there. Just I miss part of it.
The Crown Plaza might be fun to watch, but try working there.
We get the thudding vibrations and jolts up the spine that make concerntration, a little hard.
I dread going to work, not for the job but the environment. I'm calling the Central Bulldozer District, Mordor these days.
Will be leaving town soonish.
ANZAC day for me is about 5am Coffee Royal (Coffee and Rum) and getting out of the RSA before 6pm or the first fight starts, which ever comes first.
The most interesting thing happened about 10 years ago. A couple of young women walked with a quilted banner protesting the death and rape of the innocent.
They got the courage up at the end of the service in the square and so were seen by only a few.
Valid point that missed the mark was my impression.
Not quite "God Hates Fags" protesting at the funerals of young service personal, but not quite on the mark either.
I like the idea of the White Poppy, although I've never seen one.
It has a passive dignity, clear in its meaning & without confrontation.
The key to the great hate of oneway is that they effectively bypass whatever they go through. Where as a normal two way street has a cross pollination and assists in the creation of a neighbourhood.
Two way streets will also slow your journey across town, which is considered desirable to planners and Urban Gurus, cause if you really need to get across town there is the local public transport.
Bicycle is still the most agile (both terrain and route) and quickest way for me to get to work.
I grew up just after Disco & round my streets there were Skinz or Bootboys. Essentially a class divide. Many of the Bootboys are now Executives of large public companies. The skinz, not so much.
I'm sure you are right. I was at one end of the continum of intolerance and am probably still on that side as opposed to tolerance of deadly idiots (whoops).
Another bonus of the quakes are all the lowered boy racer cars have moved out of town. You can't ride low when the manholes have popped up and rip the arse out of their cars underside.
@ Tussock - Which nutters do you want ot of the Greens?
I voted Green for their Social Policy & like the cross-dressing secretary for their party meetings in Christchurch. A grey beard and womans kilt is quite a striking ensamble.