No I haven't been to the fair today, this is not the helter skelter. It's the back of our leisure centre, the bit where people launch themselves down a watery tube, and plop into the pool at the bottom. It's looking a bit tired now, it's scruffy and dirty, and a bit of an eyesore.
It's right next to the bus station in the town centre, opposite the multistorey car park. We have a new facility now called The Pods which houses a gymnasium, pool, and sports facilities. It looks a bit like a mini Eden Project, and must have cost a fortune. Anyway, this one is redundant and is being demolished, the car park will be obliterated as well.
It's not that long ago since they demolished the night club next door. I love to watch the drivers and machines at work, smashing through the outside walls and breaking through the internal walls exposing the innards of the building.
I met a young lady with her camera and exchanged a few words. She also was fascinated by it. It was comforting to know that I am not alone in my interest of construction and destruction. We snapped away together, sisters in awe.
I had an imaginary orchestra in my head, it was playing the 18 12 Overture as the monsters head thrashed about bringing down anything in it's path.
With it's jaws open wide, and an evil look in it's eye, it attacked the fabric of the building bringing it down to it's knees.
Crash bang wallop, clouds of dust rose from the wreckage, as great chunks of iron were ripped from the foundations. It was so exciting :o)
That's it, big drum roll to finish.
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