biography_square button_minus button_plus close_artbutton exhibitionarrow_left exhibitionarrow_right follow_button home_sq-artefacetsViewArtefacts home_sq-exhibitionViewExhibitions home_sq-sqaureSupportUs home_sq-uploadUploadArtefact artist dj keyword_3 industry keyword_member magglass newburger onthisday_button profileicon randomiser_button reload_button soundcloud twitter uploadbutton zoom_in

Artefact

Slum Turkeys
Photograph
1987
Jumping on the band wagon of the last upload, and flogging a dead horse to within an inch of it’s expired life.....
Photo from the balcony where “Sqeekie” and her progeny may or may not have resided in the Spring of ’87. If you look very closely I’m sure that’s my erstwhile sub-tenant ,5th across and 2 down, the white tail feather gives it away. This is the rear view from the Charles Barry balcony, with sweeping vistas and panoramic views, where I lived. On a clear day you could see all the way over to Wales....if it's what you really wanted. Every year, especially round Piccadilly there was the spectacle of millions of birds getting ready to do the offski to better and warmer climes. Who could blame them..... ?They probably still do.
To the right of the photo you can make out the curve of the G-mex roof, the grandiose, Gothic looking building further to the left is Kendal’s on Deansgate and the silhouette of the church on the bottom corner is St Wilf’s church and school where a young Morrisey, the gentleman, did attend for the purposes of his primary education. I just remembered, I went there a couple of times to have Irish tin whistle lessons for 50p but gave up when these show-offy ten year olds kept making me look like a right eedgit ‘cos they were good and I wasn’t,;their loss....Also, almost without fail, the burglar alarms on the building would go off for the whole week-end. What, with coke can pecking pigeons, alarms a-ringing , psycho dogs and mad neighbours, it’s a wonder to me now, I got any sleep at all!
I also had the dubious honour of living on the exact spot where the first Rolls Royce factory had stood ,with one of those blue historical plaques to commemorate it ;although I was probably a good few feet above where the original building had stood, being several floors up and all.I’ve got a load of photos from those days.If I find any relevant ones I’ll put ‘em up.
I really strolled off the Yellow Brick Road and into the woods that time; all a bit self-indulgent, but ne’er mind; onwards and sidewards....
Artefact added : 16th October 2010
by dubwise-er
If you'd like to leave a comment, please Login. Login