Monday, 13 July 2009

13th July 1977

Wednesday 13
Trip to York
Saw the Queen
My legs were on News at Ten
Went with a party of Germans (is that the correct collective noun ?)
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In 1977 it was the Queens Silver Jubilee and there was such a feel good factor in the air.
I have already covered this here
but I can't resist posting this piccie of my dear granny again taken in the nusing home (I am so pleased I have a blog and have posted what I have because when my old boy computer died it took with it loads of my most precious pictures, fortunately I still have some on hard copy and others on here or on Flickr)

Well I had a bit of a blonde evening this evening. Got home from work then trolled back into Manchester to go and see Young@heart at the Manchester International Festival. I had seen an email this morning and it said they were on tomorrow .... I thought the email came yesterday ... alas no the email was from Saturday......doh!!!

Hey ho we enjoyed what was left of the evening sunshine before the rain
.Manchester Townhall

I hadn't realised Lincoln had such big feet and hands????

Upside Down Trees aka 'Flailing Trees' by Gustav Metzger.. some great shots on the site
[just page forward there are some really interesting images]

18 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I often wonder what the workmen/women think of the 'art' they help install - interesting.

Now to the important stuff - what were yours legs doing on News at 10? Had they been misbehaving? Were they the 'most wanted'? Come on, spill the beans .......

Daddy Papersurfer said...

[Do excuse typo - way past my bedtime]

nursemyra said...

great video, he's an interesting artist and not one whose work I am familiar with. I was surprised that the trees were real, Stephen's trees were cast in fibreglass but looked real, even the most well known piece with the knot tied in the trunk - people still thought it was growing out of the ground like that

http://www.mca.com.au/content/media/2678/StephenBirch.pdf

Diane said...

A sunlounger of Germans?

I never realised you had famous legs...

gitwizard said...

Don't know if it helps with your lost photos, probably not if they weren't published onto the net, but Sophie & Andy at

http://www.portugalsmallholding.org/2009/07/archive-2007/

lost years worth of blog archives and managed to retrieve some of them with a site called Way Back Machine.
Sounds like a useful site to know about anyway.

70steen said...

DP ~ yes I wonder, when they go home to their families and tell them what they did that day' well I planted some huge trees upside down in concrete...just an ordinary day!'

My legs are of cause 'most wanted' lol ;-)

70steen said...

NM ~ I had not come across him before either. It was quite amusing as when I originally walked past the piece I just noticed loads of soil on the floor... 'mm I wonder where that came from?' & then looked up 'oh!!'
Love Stephen's fibreglass tree it does look real... great to be reminded of his work x :-)

70steen said...

Diane~ excellent lol :-)
I think my legs are infamous

70steen said...

GW ~ thanks for the tip/link. Unfortunately they are lost on a knackered hard drive. My brother is trying to retrieve the data but it is not looking good though... may have to fok out good money and get a professional to rip the stuff out ;(

Daddy Papersurfer said...

*BANG BANG* *CRASH CRASH* *WHISTLES LOUDLY* ..... see, it isn't pleasant is it? Now, I'll you to think about what you've done .....

70steen said...

hello DP can you just be a little quieter when you troll over here .. I do have standards you know ;-)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

'Pot' .... 'kettle' ..... 'rusty'

70steen said...

**snigger**

Laila Of Course! said...

Thank you for posting on my blog! :) It was very nice of you to do so.
Love, love the tree images--very creative.

Please be sure and stop by again!

fracas said...

The trees remind me of the ones in the Wizard of Oz... when they came to life and all. The upside down roots gives them an 'alive' quality.

So is there a clip anywhere of your legs on News at Ten?

fracas said...

Just have to say though... your granny... how sweet!

70steen said...

Laila... you are very welcome & thank you for visiting me ..... my pup in the side bar shares your name :-D

70steen said...

Dear Frac they are great trees ... noticed though as the week has gone on they have lost bits of branches.... obviously the less educated think it is a climbing frame hey ho ... maybe that is what the artist expected??

I have looked for my legs but can't find them...

& thank you she was a feisty lady but adorable x