We were going to Durham to have a romantic walk by the river, and see the Lumiere show, and T always gets excited about the prospect of tagging another location, so I quickly knocked up a two-colour (Christmassy?) taglet in the * 1tr into tr, 1 ch, miss 1tr, rep from * that is a quick way to cover ground and still splash colour.
I’d made it 5-6 inches round, with the aim of looking out for a generic banister or sapling to decorate. We walked down by the river, and back up the other side, but most of the saplings were down a steep bank, so I didn’t risk my neck. There were coloured floodlights pointing up at the trees in preparation for the evening’s light show, but I didn’t want to tag any equipment that would get taken away in a couple of days’ time. This banister in a peaceful location just down the steps from Bella Italia did the trick. I like the way that the red and green are exaggerations of the colours in the autumnal landscape.
Here you can see the location in context. I’m no photographer, but I like the way the girls walking by conveniently blurred themselves, making the tag and house look like the more timeless features of the landscape. I’ve also got a lovely shot of T standing next to here, but to preserve our anonymity I’ll keep it for myself! After this the evening went downhill a bit: packed-in crowds waiting for the Lumiere had nothing to do as we hadn’t been told the start time was 6:30 and consequently got shooed away from the Cathedral. Trying to eat dinner at 4 pm is generally a safe bet, but all restaurants were booked, as the Lumierists coincided with pre-Christmas shoppers needing a sit.
The bridge we walked across did become a lovely rainbow later on in the evening – but better than this was that when we crossed it and looked for somewhere to tag, I found that there was already a gorgeous chenilley scarf tied lavishly around a lamppost! Was it guerilla knitting? It was the perfect place! And it might be doubted (and be, for example, a lost scarf) except that the opposite lamppost had a tiny strip of silky ribbon tied round it too. Shout out to the fabric artist who got there first! Hope she passes back along and sees my tag as well 🙂