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Dave Bartlett
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"Acumen with added balls! (or is it bollocks with a bit of acuity?)"
"Acumen with added balls! (or is it bollocks with a bit of acuity?)"

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#joinindaily "Bridges" Sunday April 30 2017

Quite an easy theme from +Johnny Wills today: I have loads of pictures of bridges...

The Humber Bridge, looking from Northeast Lincolnshire toward the East Riding of Yorkshire 
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#joinindaily "At Least 40% Yellow" Saturday April 29 2017

(I'm sure that +Johnny Wills will be expecting an assortment of bananas, lemons, grapefruit & melons, not to mention loads of flowers, so I tried to do something totally different.... and failed - well, sort of failed)

This Spring is a 'Lego Spring'
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A few snaps taken around town earlier today...
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#joinindaily "Passenger Carriers" Friday April 28 2017

One of the casualties of Hull's city centre refurbishment has been Mally Welburn's 'Road Train'.

This well known Hull 'character' previously offered 45 minute tours of the city centre and old town for just £2.00 per person.

Of course, with all the roadworks we've been subject to in the last two years, not to mention the sea of orange plastic barriers that are hard enough to negotiate on foot, Mally's passengers would have been lucky to have got more than a couple of hundred yards in 45 minutes.

Let's hope the total completion of the refurb will come about soon, and that the City council will allow Mally to run his service again, for the enjoyment of both locals and visitors, if for no better reason than the fact that there aren't a lot of characters like Mally still around, trying to 'do their bit' these days.

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#joinindaily "Oriental Influences" Thursday April 27 2017

Mr Chu's Chinese Palace on St Andrew's Quay in Hull was the favourite restaurant of (former Deputy Prime Minister) John Prescott (now Baron Prescott.)

Some people say that with Chinese food, you can eat your fill, and then an hour or two later you feel as though you've hardly had anything at all; for Lord Prescott, who suffered from bulimia nervosa, this was probably more true than for most other people!
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FLOOD is a multi-format dramatic production presented by Slung Low and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

It's a story of what happens when the world is destroyed, and how those who survive try to make it new again.

Slung Low make adventures for audiences outside conventional theatre spaces, each with a powerful, moving story at its heart. FLOOD is produced in four parts as follows:

Part 1: From The Sea is a short online film (see link below.)
Part 2: Abundance was a live play, performed 11-15 April 2017 at Victoria Dock.
Part 3: To The Sea is a play to be shown on BBC TV during Summer 2017
Part 4: New World will be a live play, to be performed during Ocober 2017 at Victoria Dock

#Hull2017 #CityOfCulture
#EverybodyBackToOurs
#ComeToHull #ItsNotShitAnymore 

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#joinindaily "Females" Wednesday April 26 2017

The muses were all female: daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, they were the inspirational goddesses of literature, science and the arts in Greek mythology.

Flanking the main entrance doors to Hull City Hall are two of them: Euterpe: Muse of Lyrical Poetry and Music & 'Bringer of Delight' and Melpomene: Muse of Chorus, of Tragedy & of Theatre
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Morning all...

Prince Street in the old town of Hull is probably the most photographed street in the city these days (or at least if was until the recent city centre refurbishment.)

Pictures of its curving row of multi-coloured Georgian frontages leading to the archway into Trinity Square have been used on posters and have even provided the cover for the local telephone directory.

It began as part of an affluent residential Georgian area, but as people moved away from the old city centre it was neglected until, by the start of the 20th century, all the houses and shops there had been abandoned and the street was derelict.

The last couple of decades has seen it restored to its former glory though, so now it provides a pleasant, historic scene.

I found an old photograph online, from the time when it was probably at its worst, (some time in the first half of the 20th century,) so I've reproduced it here, next to one of my own photographs from about 3 years ago (cropped so that the scale and aspects of the two photographs match, as close as I could manage,) so that you can see the comparison of how it was then and how it is now:

#Hull2017 #CityOfCulture
#EverybodyBackToOurs
#ComeToHull #ItsNotShitAnymore 
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This has to be the most unusual, most disturbing (and creepiest) thing I've read about for a long time...

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#joinindaily "Light And Dark" Monday April 24 2017
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