Do you ever find yourself making somet weird connection whenever you look at something that no one else would find remotely related? It happens to me a lot (earning me some v. weird looks), but one that gets me every time I pass through is this row of lamps on Platform 2 of Greenwich Station.
To me they look like a whole row of heads peeping over the wall; a phalanx of sinister soldiers in balaclava helmets keeping a beady eye on travellers.
In fact I find my fingers itching to find a marker pen and give them little faces – moustaches, eyes – and angry eyebrows (not, of course, that I’m advocating vandalism of any sort on this blog…) But once I think that, it’s only a cough and a spit to adding some creepy hair and getting into the surreal territory of Serge Danot. I am absolutely sure that I am the only Phantom that thinks of the soldiers in Dougal and the Blue Cat whenever I visit Greenwich Station:
Now there’s one weird film. I still can’t decide if I like it or not. It gives me the serious willies, but I’m sure that when the heavily-flagged-by-Mark-Kermode release on DVD happens on 1st November, I will have to take one more peek – just to make sure I get a bad night’s sleep on the 2nd.
Am I totally alone here? Has anyone ever looked at those lamps and thought of anything other than ‘light-source?’ And is there anything else in Greenwich that makes you make strange connections in your mind? BTW, I blame any nightmares following pressing ‘play’ on the below video firmly on Scared of Chives:
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