Last time we were in Norn Iron Huttonian posted images of the Newcastle's splendid post modern promenade. There are now-six months later-two additions. One the Shiny Globe which reflects the world back to you-distorted but bright and shiny with humans reduced to one dimensional Lowry type figures. The other feature is the shiny topped mini pylon, modelled perhaps on the Skylon at the 1951 Festival of Britain and rather similar to an edifice in Dublin which the locals refer to as 'De Spoike' rather in the same way as the statute of Molly Molone, wheeling her barrow through streets brood and narrow is called 'The Tart with the Cart' What Dubliner would call our two fantasias I shudder to think.
The promenade is generally speaking a successful town enhancement. Our main street is not. It was therefore odd to find local politicians opposing an erection of a mobile phone booster mast in the street. Apparently it would detract from the magnificence of our 'fine' town drag. Would it? Judge for your selves. Its a horrid thoroughfare with yukky shop fronts some of them reflecting the takkiness of the goods within.
A Mobile Phone Mast. Tall and graceful. Or just tall.
Vast improvement is the thought that comes to mind