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...out of time

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It's almost fifty years since this picture was taken. I wonder what Ena Sharples would think of her Street now, fifty years later. Homosexuals, transexuals, and coloured folk too! The past really is a foreign country. Corrieblog say of the fantastic picture above: "The photograph appears on the back of H.V. Kershaw's book The Street Where I Live and shows Ena Sharples standing on the balcony of a towerblock, looking down onto the Victorian terraces below. This photo is very striking and for me it epitomises Coronation Street of the 1960s - old meeting new. Ena is confined to the balcony, trapped by the glass and metal of this new 'street in the sky'. The height of the block and the distance that Ena is from the world below only amplifies the isolation that I assume many people of her generation felt as the communities they had always known were flattened around them. Brilliant." more...out of time

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there..."

10 comments:

Dusty Boot said...

hey where did all your sidebars go.....

Garçon Stupide said...

Oh no... don't say that Dusty.

I was tinkering with the template last night. It looks fine in Internet Explorer.

Can you see the side bars anywhere, further down the page for example? What broswer are you using?

Garçon Stupide said...

GGRRRR actually I just looked at the blog on Firefox and I can see what you're seeing. All the sidebars are at the bottom of the page.

Hmm... Dunno what to do about that right now. Any ideas?

I increased the size of the post area. I guess I need to either reduce it or increase the overall wrapper, but that would mean a horizontal scrollbar.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

I HATE HTML!!!

Sanya in España said...

Oh, Ena. What an old bitch...

Dusty Boot said...

It looks fine on firefox and IE8 now. :) I guess you fixed it.

Garçon Stupide said...

All thanks to you Dusty! Mwaaahhh!!!

Dusty Boot said...

awwwwwwwwwwww.

Although.....
:)
Where's the comment counter? I was looking forward to see my numbers hit 100! :)

Garçon Stupide said...

It's there - "Best ka-os|theorists" - but Blogger widgets are temperamental and the content sometimes doesn't show up. GRRRRRR

Garçon Stupide said...

Dusty - I've re-installed the widget, and you're top of the pops with 116 entries!

Dusty Boot said...

oh, you're too kind!

 
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