15 November 2003, the lights of Ross-on-Wye came on in time honoured
tradition at the setting of the sun, accompanied by the roar of
the internal combustion engine and the rhythmical thump, thump
of the car sound system.
Meanwhile, at 16:30 on that very day, the Mayor of Ross, Mr John
Davies had switched on some extra pretty ones, generously donated
to the people by local business persons especially to celebrate
Christmas, which was fast approaching and was only now a mere
forty days and forty nights away.
in the distance, at the security desk in a cosy storeroom far
away from the madding crowd, a supermarket manager idly watched
the throngs of people, fighting their way around the vast Christmas
displays in their desperate search for some plain ordinary food
and basic necessities for the coming week. In between dreaming
of his evening ahead which involved the girl on the Deli, a Chinese
takeaway and several pints of bitter he thought, 'Hmm, I must
place my order for Easter Eggs in time for January 1st!'
serious for a rare moment, I don't think that all of the lights
are switched on yet. I will add further photographs when they
are. (Added December 8th - link here
and at the bottom of this page.) Technically, the top photograph
was taken at an aperture of f9 with an exposure of eight seconds
whilst four cars drove past.