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?

Well, nothing. 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:

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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:

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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.

 

 

 

 

Gloomscapes, Outdoors

Gloomscapes #4

In this week’s Gloomscapes entry, I give you some barbed wires.

barbed wire 4

Dystopian fiction often features prisons or some kind of locked environment.

barbed wire 3

You are guilty of harbouring negative thoughts about The State/The Empire/Our Almighty Leader/The Big Brother. 

#KeepOnGloomin’

Okay, if you go through my blog, you’ll notice that I have already posted both of these places, but from different angles–in my post Corner, which was a Weekly Photo Challenge entry. I completely forgot about Corner and only realised it when I saw the pics in my blog folder. The Corner photos would have been perfect for Gloomscapes but that was long before I ever thought of the series.

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Gloomscapes #3

What’s up everyone, here is Number Three in my Gloomscapes series.

wasteland 1

It used to be a lively neighbourhood, with families and dogs and greenery… now all that’s left is a wasteland.

There is a lot I like about this photograph: the concrete building, the brick wall, the leafless trees (it was March), the barrier things, the dull sky. It came out pretty well, if I say so myself! 🙂

#KeepOnGloomin’

‘Til next Sunday.

Disclaimer: the text in italics is entirely fictional.