Onwards and upwards

Today’s featured photograph is of one of the buildings on the Liverpool University campus. I took time out from writing this morning, expecting news of a local lockdown, to drive into the City to take some of the photographs that I felt might accompany this blog in days to come quite soon. By late afternoon, the limit on social activities and mingling had been confirmed.

Why a University building? Well, it’s now September, 1965, in my time and in the time of Frank, Sandra and Norman. Although Norman completed his LLB (Hons) degree in July 1965, Frank and Sandra are just embarking on their second year. The couple have travelled together on the bus today to collect their timetables, renew acquaintanceships and to look in the university bookshop for the textbooks they will need.

As they begin this new academic year, they are now boyfriend and girlfriend and plan shared cultural visits in the city.

Norman has started work in the family firm and is beginning to find his career feet are being pulled apart by the go-getting junior partners heaving on one end of the rope, while ageing Percy, the senior partner and his Grandad, has tight hold of the other end. How will this end?

Despite the trip out and a bit more desk research, I managed to write 2,000 or so words about the year 1965 today to contribute to the 8,500 words drafted so far.

As for the photograph, I took it with my Pentax K-1 using a 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens at 53 mm and f/11. The ISO was 100and the shutter speed 1/40 secs. I lightly cropped out a waste bin. No filter was used but I did employ a tripod.

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