We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

03 December 2007

Tropical Hebden Bridge?

Since I couldn't convince my husband to drive to Grassington this weekend to see people dressed up and the village transported back to Dickensian England, we settled for meandering around Hebden Bridge. Saturday was the opening of a new art exhibit at the ATC (alternative technology centre) situated rather hidden, along the canal.

The exhibit by local artist Jason Elliot was his vision of what Hebden Bridge might look like in the year 2032 after serious climate change. So the stone buildings are still standing, amidst a tropical rain forest. I thought my son might appreciate some of this, what with the Jurassic Park type feel to it. But as it turned out , it was these regular cardboard house installations that caught his attention.

One can look through the windows and find various things happening in the house, along with messeges about how to reduce energy usage, conserve and save the environment. To look into this particular window, you needed 20p and then the lights went on and these strange little people moved about and took a bath!
The idea being to save water by sharing the bath- having the whole family in there at the same time I guess, and brushing their teeth too!

They did look a bit shocked though... and wouldn't you? --having people pay to see you having your bathtime?!!

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