I often have an early start, either for work /or some journey, so walking through empty and darkened spaces is a familiar pleasure. The walk to Ormskirk station through Coronation Park, often looks a bit like this
– Ormskirk’s low-angled roofscape beneath a dawn sky.
It is possible to get through Ormskirk and on to the 5.50 without encountering a living soul. Doors slide open and everything is lit up, as if for my sole benefit (like a science fiction story where the last man alive lives in a sterile, automated world with every need attended to.)
When I arrive at the Edge Hill University campus on foot, I walk through gardens originally laid out in the 1930s with rockeries and several kinds of trees. These grounds now have low-set lights which help navigation through the pre-dawn darkness (though probably confuse the wildlife.)
Shrubs growing from the tops of buildings usually denote neglect and decay. However the Business School building is brand new and the branches visible from below belong to plants in a roof garden.
At 6.30am this was a peaceful place, birdsong audible from trees at the same high level, light spreading behind the clouds.
|From morning lights|