just passed the mock-tudor
toilets on my right. I don't know if they're open, I didn't
want to check. In this project I've been very disinclined to explore
buildings on the Common. I'm just coming up to another now.
It's seems fitting that my last square encompasses the one building
that has all the nature information on the Common in it. This is
Hawthorn Centre, which is also a conservation area. They have
an area of closed off ground behind the building which they use
for nature groups, schools, I went there when I was quite small.
I remember doing a workshop there on mapping. Which started me off,
notating everything that I do. Writing, pictures, dictaphones. I
was probably 9 or 10. I don't actually want to go in there today.
I feel quite awkward about it. I don't quite know why. So instead
I'm going to try to remember.
here for my rememberings]
I'm the other side of the Hawhthorns. I've been walking round the
back where I've noticed that the conservation park is held in by
a wire mesh fence. Which is strange, because I don't think the outside
is any different to the inside. It seems to be an unecessary fence.
I've just come across a pond which is so covered in duck
weed that I thought it was grass at first. And lying in the
centre, as if sitting on a field of grass, is a
copy of the Daily Sport. Through the trees I can also see a
rope swing hanging from a tree. Bright blue rope and a branch
for a seat.
I'm facing a
line of cars. The are parked facing into the Common in the only
carpark on this land. As usual, most of them are business men from
the centre of town, in their posh cars eating their sandwiches.
A pretty view for a lunchtime. None of them step out for a walk.
all photos from this square]