Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Talkin' bloggin'...

Perhaps I should go through every entry and delete the expletives - tomorrow morning (at around 11.10am) I appear on Radio Humberside to talk about blogging and, who knows, maybe some of the nice listeners will come along and pay the blog a visit.

The taking of photographs and videography by the public in Hull's wind tunnel-cum-shopping mall St Stephen's has been banned on the advice of Humberside Police, on the grounds that such happy snapping could all pose a terrorist threat. You'd think that terrorists might work in a slightly more sophisticated manner than whipping out their low-res Motorolas, maybe choosing instead to look at widely available plans and elevations such as these or the ridiculous amount of images that have already been taken before planning their bombing campaigns. Apparently, photography will be allowed if the photographer in question has 'legitimate reasons'. Ask yourself "why do you take photographs?" and I'll bet the answers you come up with, for the most part, sound a bit silly and not in the least 'legitimate'. Yes, St Stephen's is private property and they can do whatever they want, but life just gets dafter, eh?

Reading: Yukio Mishima - Spring Snow

3 comments:

Music Man said...

I missed hearing you on the radio talking about blogging but I hope in the interests of balance on the BBC that they also had a 'non-blogger' and a blogger who is currently a 'non-blogging blogger'.

With regards to the photo ban in St Stephens (do you think it is there so people don't see how crap the shopping experience is?) they do not seem upset if you draw sketches inside the shopping centre. I have sat in there on a couple of occasions and made sketches, so far no one has asked me to stop drawing and step away from the sketch pad.

Bazza & Wifey said...

I could've been the non- blogging blogger.

Dave W said...

I mentioned you both on the radio, you'll be delighted to know! I love your sketch, by the way, Music Man, and your entry re same on your blog made me laugh out loud. I'm going to amass an enormous group of sketching terrorists, see how we get on!