David Dimbleby turned up quite by chance on BBC website as I was surfing and found a set of small clips on Eurovision semi finals and Pop goes the Sixties ... so it was a fascinating diversion to tune into David Dimbleby and his excellent film of England and the natural beauty of this country.
Lowry the painter painted match stick men and Dimbleby goes to great lengths to say that this English background of Industry and culture was gloomy to say the least and that although Lowry and his art lives on .. the view of this depiction is a kind of bleakness of life in England which refers to poverty blackness and exploitation of poor people living in England. Lowry had a paid job as a rent collector and he painted so he had 2 jobs .. his mother didnt like the life he painted and he kept his work away from her ... upstairs in the attic and when she died he took it downstairs to the living room.
Manchester got a good rating from David Dimbleby but modern day Manchester as this city was one of industrial blackness and poverty . and the industry of this hated period is now no longer here.
I wonder what the perception of the M3 motorway and other highways throughout England is?
Sometimes it seems as if we live in a kind of 1954 style of living here in England without air conditioning but just at the end of the road the Motorway/M3 and its huge traffic flow whizzes past my ears and today I phoned and my banker was sufficiently motivated to enquire .. "where on earth are you ... and whats all the noise!" I replied/M3 Motorway .. in fact it would be great stuff to transfer over to Istanbul and live on the Asian side of that great city adjacent to the race track as it would be home from home .. the South is frightfully cosmopolitan .. will keep you posted on outcome .. great film from David Dimbleby ... on England! Wow!