Gloomscapes, Outdoors

Gloomscapes #10

And here we are, it is the 10th entry in my Gloomscapes series! Can’t believe it’s been ten weeks already.

Did this used to be a family’s abode, or perhaps a school? Maybe a library, or a community centre. No one remembers, for there is no one left.

half torn wall

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love

~Bastille, Pompeii

#KeepOnGloomin’

 

Outdoors

The Ha-Ha

What am I laughing at?

Nothing, actually (at least nothing connecting to this post). It’s a different ha-ha I’m talking about today.

A ha-ha is a type of a wall (keeping the theme here) that keeps livestock out but doesn’t ruin the view.

ha-ha definition
Sign in Heaton Park

Heaton Park in Manchester has them and here I give you some pictures:

ha-ha2

ha-ha1

Naturally, the first question one asks is, how the hell did they get that name? From Wikipedia:

The unusual name “ha-ha” is thought to have stemmed from the exclamations of surprise by those coming across them as the walls were designed to be invisible.

It’s a good job those coming across weren’t swearing. Otherwise we’d have to call them fuck-where-did-this-come-from.

Gloomscapes, Outdoors

Gloomscapes #5

Welcome to Number Five of my Gloomscapes series, today I present to you a Building That Used To Be:

half-demolished building1

half-demolished building2

Look closer:

half-demolished building3

Maybe it used to be a rebels’ base. Or Opposition’s headquarters. Whatever it was, it is no more.

#KeepOnGloomin’

These photographs are brand new, only taken yesterday. I never expected to come across a half-demolished building, I had no idea it was there!

Disclaimer: the text in italics is entirely fictional.