With the ban on smoking in public places came an insistence that venues likely to attract the smoking public, such as bars, betting shops and bingo halls, should be responsible for minimising the mess of cigarette-ends on the pavements fronting their property. A whole new regiment of street furniture has since come into existence, consisting mainly of big black litter bins with stubbers on top - remarkably similar to the bins that largely disappeared from our streets when every single one might have accommodated a terrorist bomb... ...
Far more discreet but for the colour scheme are wall-mounted devices such as this one, seen during a wander round Alnwick a few days ago. Strangely, however, this one was nowhere near any leisure establishment, nor any other kind of establishment that I remember. Maybe that explains why nobody seems to have used it
18mm, 1/50th sec. @ f8, ISO 200
A Special Thank You
to those who contributed modifications to my upload yesterday. They were all much appreciated and full of fun! Perhaps I'll start thinking a bit more carefully about how I treat my brain
Now off to do some clicking and running to catch up with everything I missed yesterday.
Specialist and abstract