Monday, 17 October 2011

Paradise, Paved

We’re over half-way through October and I have realised, in my neglect of the Window, if not the Turret itself that we are behind with the Glasgow Schooldays calendar. To rectify this: a picture of another window, or at least, another view.  With Autumn presenting as it does to some death and decay, others may prefer to think of a deepening of roots, or perhaps, new vistas. Here then is a juxtaposition of the old and the new.

Through the charming art deco window of the Scotland Street School Museum a grim and ugly multi-storey car-park. On one side of a busy road, a parking lot, on the other… well, not quite paradise. Maybe one day, schooling as we know it will be a thing of the past, and they’ll turn every school into a museum (and charge all the kids a dollar and-a-half just to see ’em?) Some schools, of course, charge the kids (or the parents) more than a dollar and half to attend. But I’ll leave that paved paradise for another pro-utopian rant.

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