Weight and Stuff Report – 24 October 2012

What’s this? Down again, and a whisker less than last Wednesday’s surprising low. Quite remarkable…

I persuaded myself to go for a walk in the drizzle at lunchtime. I stopped off at the excellent Side Gallery to have a look at the exhibitions.

On the ground floor, there’s work by Daniel Meadows from a 1973/4 bus tour of England. What we have here is the work from the north east, which was given to the Side in 1977. Apparently other exhibitions were given to galeries in other areas, but the Side believes theirs is the only survivor. There’s a good selection of images of people, together with typewritten notes about the people and places. Good stuff.

And up those steep and slightly scary stairs, there’s a great collection of photographs of photographs and letters by Martine Franck, who was commissioned by the Side in 1978. Again, some great photography of people and places, with the bonus of some images by Martine Franck’s husband, the great Henri Cartier-Bresson. These came as a surprise to me, as I’d previously had no idea he’d visited this area. Also good, if not great stuff, and well worth a visit if you like pictures of people, the local area, or indeed photography in general.

After that, I had a stroll part-way along the Quayside, before taking an indirect route back to work. I didn’t have the Garmin thingy running, but Ftibit tells me I’ve walked 2.64 miles today. Well, it’s guessing that, based on stuff, but it may not be too inaccurate.

And talking of pictures, here are some herbs:



Camera: FinePix X100
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 24 October, 2012