Snow, snow, snow, snow and some more snow…

Very exciting weather in Gloucester, where it hardly ever snows and when it does, it generally doesn’t hang around for very long. Well, this time we had about 60mm, which was enough to transform the landscape and create lots of photo opportunities.

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It normally takes me about 25 minutes to walk the 2km to work, but today, it took closer to 50 – partly due to the slower walking conditions but mostly due to the constant stopping for another picture!

I did eventually get to work and went out again during lunch. It’s such a dramatic and totally different experience and the snow seems to change not only the appearance of the environment, but also the way it functions, including the behaviour of the people who inhabit the place.

Here are the images for display in a gallery format…

Contrasts are enhanced, the light is very even, objects are submerged under, and emerge from the snow, patterns are created and experience is altered. The very recent history of the place is recorded for all to see, in footprints, cycle tracks and writing, then covered over with the next waves of falling snow.

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Light hits art & architecture…

Lighting up public art, lighting architecture and the other side of the art.

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Gloucester regeneration progress…

Some significant progress made with two of the city centre’s major developments. The scaffolding and tarpaulin coverings have come down around the language immersion centre and Merchant’s Quay apartments.

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Obviously both are a work in progress but much of the work has been done now. Also some retro-fitting of the shared space around Kimbrose Triangle has taken place, with narrowing of the highway around the main crossing area between town and the Docks. This is to make it easier for people to cross over as cars had been basically not stopping for people, meaning a long wait to get over.

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