Hull

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As he wondered around Hull in a strangely heightened and impressionable state there was something about the place that reminded him of Belgium.

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…the tendency towards tired and overblown monumentalism

 

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…something in the extravagant, blowsy, theatrical gestures

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…the exhausted imperialism

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…the peculiar and unpredictable municpalism

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….the scruffiness, the deadpan appreciation of the sinister and unsettling dream…a street called ‘the land of green ginger’

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Kept getting lost – always the same streets – couldn’t find the sea

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couldn’t find the museum with the wooden idols in it

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