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Yes, yes people I have emerged from my self realised obscurity to bestow knowledge on all headz. Used ta be out and about now strictly lying low dispensing wisdom.
Too much going down to stay quiet, now all of us have to rise up and speak truth to power.

There has to be more to us than dhal roti and Nokia phones...



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Spending breaks at work taking shots of my
surroundings.Da novel I'm working on is based in
these streets so using da images to inspire scenes
and for me to do more research into local history


These used to be all meadows back in day. Area
by the flats was known as Newlands and was
reclaimed land that had slum housing on it that got
pulled down in the 30's. The area had a bad rep from
Victorian times. Nothings changed...


Grotty public loos next to car park. Local cottaging
point and a red light area off and on


Just off this roundabout was a leprosy hospital - when
they were doing da roads they found skeletons without
any fingers buried here. Da infamous International Caf
is just around da corner. Now 'closed' it was where a
number of murders and assaults took place in the 80's
& early 90's and a massive raid took place a few years
back.


Da legacy of the furniture industry is everywhere and
some of the buildings are still standing.








Area is full of boarded up doorways, barbwire and
fences.








I have found out that Desborough Road/Green St has
been built on a pre Roman road which may have cut
through the School building which I work in now. This
was an ancient road that led to the Icknield Way.








Just down da road we have a brand spanking new
bus station which fits in just nicely and is part of the
multi million pound Eden Shopping Centre just on the
border of the most deprived ward in Buckinghamshire.

taniwha says:

Nice series. These places seem so familiar to me but you know how sometimes we look but don't quite see?

23rd Mar 2007, 07:52

DocD says:

Exactly and I try and train myself not too. We just get used to seeing so much crap that it passes by us and then we don't see da inequalties anymore.

23rd Mar 2007, 17:32

Edurne says:

I´m very happy and ( i must say)proud you have gone ahead with your plans of dedicating more time to writing.chosen subject very interesting. Go on !

24th Mar 2007, 10:34

DocD says:

Thank you Edurne. Will drop u an email soon.

24th Mar 2007, 11:14

factotum says:

very interesting to read about what can't be seen in the photographs, the leprosy hospital, the Roman road and the more recent past.

24th Mar 2007, 11:32