I go to relatively far-away places in order to be blown away by their mediocrity #1

WANSTEAD

anti-climactic suburb of which the main features appear to be:

– the cattle grid which attempts to slow cars down on their way onto the motorway that curves around the edge

– the large green square that stretches away into the distance upon leaving the underground station, not like a planned green space, with planted trees and shrubs and benches, but more like they ran out of bricks for building houses and newsagents

– a convent and accompanying school ::kids screaming and playing:: all civilised, all two-storey red-brown brick ’90s built semis on roads with the names of the forgotten bores that decided to build them

– one homeless girl, worn boots lined up next to her sleeping bag, outside the station:::

– at the end of a long stretch of road :cambridge park: a subway leading dimly and sketchily to a central sunken island of overgrown brown grass, an overturned wheelbarrow, maintenance smoking on one perpetual break, all shiny red-orange swimming-pool brick :::noise from the cattle grid::: general roar from above, fronded plants and an unused bicycle path

– woman asks me where 153 cambridge park is

– I point up the road, she thanks me

– I already know this place

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I go to relatively far-away places in order to be blown away by their mediocrity #1

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