Looks like this road next to the railway has progressed slightly in that there is now a tarmacked pavement.
I actually walked along this section today as there were no workmen about to say “Oi – you are not supposed to walk along here yet!”
I was a bit suspicious about that green thing half way along, but this looks like it could be some sort of electricity substation for the proposed new development bordering this road.
This picture was taken from the railway footbridge which gives a good view of the area.
At the end of this unmade section it reverts to a “finished” section of road, but as it does not go anywhere yet there is little traffic, although I have seen some vehicles use it only to have to turn round when they realise it just leads to a construction site.
This is the old Norton industrial estate
It has to a certain extent been redeveloped, but there are still large parts of it that remain as wasteland. Above is the Booker Cash and Carry site
The Somerset Heritage Centre and Westcountry Feeds are two large units that have been built – this tank was next to the car park at Westcountry Feeds, and is “under vacuum” according to the sign.
Finally the Old Cider Works, which seems to have been under construction for years now
Not been to Norton for a while – there seems to be a lot of construction going on there so I thought I’d see what changes have been made.
This housing estate looks simply hideous, no wonder this old lady has the umbrella so low, it must be painful for her to look at!
The estate is called “Langford Mead” but “Toytown” would be a better name I think.
I thought about using square format but I’m not so sure it works for general shots like this – I think I will save it for street photography when I’m shooting from the hip with the camera in vertical format.
This site seems to have been cleared now, until recently it was just waste ground.
I’m looking forward to this road actually being opened as it will provide a direct link next to the railway as far as the other side of Norton village. I’m rather tempted to walk along it but not when there are workmen working on it!
I thought I’d try an arty shot of the tree sticking above the roofs. The only annoyance is that I think I have discovered some dust on the sensor.
Unlike a DSLR you cannot simply take off the lens and zap it with a rocket blower, or a pec pad dipped in eclipse fluid. This is shot at f/8 which is narrow for a compact – I think this GRD4 will only go as narrow as f/9, unlike f/22 for a typical SLR lens.
This is a park home estate on the edge of Norton Village.
Finally some semi derelict warehouses. It can’t be long before this entire site is cleared
OK not quite finally, just a bit of room left in this post for this sign post. OK I know I have shown it in a previous post, but it is quite unusual. f/6.3 here and the dust bunny is not nearly so visible.