Carey Dodge


Monday, November 19, 2007

walking to SARC

This is the view as I am walking out the gate in front of my house...
and this is the dog I often see at the corner. He usually barks but today he didn't notice me until I walked passed. There must have been something really smelly?

I round the corner and the barking fades away...

hmm? This pile has been there a while. Lots of renovations and gutting of houses in the 'hood. Usually they use 'skips' but these folks use the side lawn.

down the road
They are doing lots of work on the waterworks in Belfast now. They are replacing a 'main vein' on the next street over to mine.

Condos are coming to Belfast. You can barely make out the construction on 'the Bakery' in the distance.

A house, an alley, a lampost, oh my!

still walking down the road, neat coloured curbs. I don't know if it has anything to do with loyalist colours but they are?

coming up on an army barracks

a thing by a hedge

no drinking near the army

ormeau river... almost halfway to SARC

There is a really interesting light that happens when the sun peaks out of the clouds. This picture captures it somewhat.

I don't have a boat and it's too cold to swim so I have to use 'King's bridge'. There are lots of rowers on the river. I have seen some rowing in pitch black night with blinking bike lights on the coxy, "STRRRROKE"

it's hard to get to the shoreline. lots of fences around natural areas.

the river bubbles?

Let me in!

almost to SARC... here is a local theatre

the garbage trucks pick up garbage in the alley but the alleys are too small to go in so they leave the bins at the end.

one of a few side streets I can take to get to SARC

an interesting sidewalk splatter. Sometimes the sidewalk splatter is more scented

more sidewalk

no alcohol here either

the barbed wire business is big in Belfast but it is hard to tell how long it will last?

These folks have spruced things up a bit

more streets

almost there... it is just around the bend

here's the bend

This church is across from SARC

wait a minute! I thought they said no drinking!?

I'm sure they immediately went in and asked for forgiveness.

aha! I'm a student! There are some perks!

well, the soup is tasty... and hey beggers can't be choosers

and ping pong, too!

This is my turn. There are two pubs (the eg and the bot) across the street from eachother... dangerously close to SARC.
my feets have taken lots of steps but it only took around 10 minutes

here it is!

during the day I don't need to key in but come night time it's lockdown!

I am here? You are here? Maps are confusing sometimes.

notice the brick wave?

up the steps

hey, who's that?

again, it's day so no need to key in

but the light numbers are so pretty :)

who is that guy watching me?

the lobby
nice light but it needs a couch or two and maybe a fireplace and tea and little bears that rub your feet...

the talking elevator is always very welcoming

to get to the MAlab there is one final security check point but all you have to do is rub your thigh on the square and it lets you in. It was a little awkward at first but now I can't get enough.

a kitchen to call our own. Hot water for tea 24/7!

down the hall to the MAlab

my locker where I keep things like headphones, teabags and dulce

the MAlab with all the MA's hard at work

my computer... or at least the one I use most of the time.

no fear of being lost at SARC. Now where is that Sonic Lab?


some musicians sitting around. Hey wait a minute! They're not sitting around! They are about to start a concert on those crazy instruments here in the sonic lab!

the crazy instruments

Look closely and you can see pianosaur

Some folks chatting after the concert

Off home... the view from SARC entrance/exit at evening (4pm) time

After eating up it's time to clean up...

...and there is no better helper than: