We went out for Mexican food on Monday night, and this song was playing over the PA and has been stuck in my head ever since. I will probably always associate it with the best chicken burrito (and ice-cold Corona) I've ever had in my life...
All pictures taken: Portsmouth, England. Date: March 2, 2010. Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3.
No, this isn't Dubai but downtown Portsmouth. And that huge building soaring 170 metres over the water is The Spinnaker Tower, which was completed in 2005. You can find out more about it via the official website.
After 11 days of agonising neck pain and shoulder trouble, I woke up this morning with only mild stiffness. I couldn't believe it. Then, when I peered out the window, I saw that the sun was shining and the sky was blue. It all seemed too good to be true. Did I want to risk my neck and shoulder seizing up again by spending eight hours in the office at my computer desk?
So I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to take the day off work. And when T said he was heading to Portsmouth (as part of his job) I decided to tag along with him. The movement, the exercise, the walking around in the sea air would be good for my arthritis.
So, we went on a 90-minute train ride to the south-west coast, and while T did his thing in town, I walked through the city centre, enroute to the harbour, and took this snap of the Guildhall on my phone. What an amazingly beautiful and stately neo-classical building.
According to wikipedia, it was built in 1890 and suffered extensive bomb damage during the Second World War. It was later rebuilt at a cost of £1.5 million and then re-opened by the Queen in 1959.