First of all, I notice we’ve been downgraded from AVOID THE AREA to POSS DELAYS. That’s progress.
In other news, parts of the park are open again – the flower garden, cricket field and rose garden, I believe.
I managed, yet again, to take my bike out yesterday afternoon just at the point when 30,000 people (generally happy, even the ones in orange shirts) were leaving the park. 30,000 people or not, I have discovered there is no easy way to go from east to west on a bicycle (or, indeed, otherwise) just now – I’ve tried different routes and always managed to get into even deeper trouble than the last time, though west to east is easier.* Ah, well. At least it’s fun.
For example, the art:
I was going to do a close-up but actually it’s best at this distance; up close you realise it’s papier mache or similar. In case you’re wondering, this is what it is:
…part of a set. Collect ‘em all…
By far my favourite sight yesterday, though, was this chap. Do click on him to read his poster. I’m told he is a celebrity weirdo:
To be honest, you need the music for the full effect. He was jigging, veeeeery slowly, to recorded diddly-diddly accordian music. Here’s the other side of his banner (and indeed, himself…)
All human life is here, folks. And isn’t it great?
*One fab thing I have discovered is that if you take a bike on a cable car, you get a podule to yourself, even on a really busy weekend. RESULT. In case you’re worried about the grease on the seats, as I did (I’m a tidy Phantom) they fold the bench up and you can strap your cycle to the seat. It’s that easy. I just love the cable car.
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