October 15, 2004
Slough in Pictures Part 4

Just behind my desk at work - there is a huge window. This is the third floor - and it affords itself probably the most spectacular view of Slough: The ICI factory, Slough Mosque - and housing estates a-plenty.

It rained pretty hard today. On and off. All day a very grey day. I rolled my office chair backwards to said window - and stared out across the brick and concrete valley. There was nothing really wanting of inspiration. But I was reminded to trawl my archives for what I managed to snap from earlier this year. May, in fact. A spectacular view of the most fullest rainbow I’ve ever seen; yes - right here in Slough. From right here through the window behind my desk!

Of course - the camera’s autofocus targeted the drops on the window instead of the rainbow - but, in retrospect, I think it captured the moment suitably.

Raindrops stealing focus from a full rainbow over Slough.

(The ICI Dulux Paint factory is directly below the arch of the rainbow. The minaret of Slough Mosque is the vertical white artefact on the far right of the frame - not far from the end of rainbow. The housing estates are everywhere else.)

Posted by jag at October 15, 2004 11:17 PM

Heh have you seen this flash animation yet.….….?


Posted by: Fritz on October 16, 2004 02:21 AM

that is one gorgeous picture, came out real nice. Never knew Slough could look so welcoming.

Posted by: Jaina on October 16, 2004 12:53 PM

Nice picture

Posted by: JC on October 16, 2004 01:04 PM

Maybe all slough needs a a few more rainbows and it could become less of a pitt.

Posted by: stroppycow on October 16, 2004 08:50 PM

It does look amazing. Then what was wrong with Slough.

BTW, I tried Mutter Panneer, from your website. Superb. Everybody loved it. Thanx.

Next I am probably going to try Mirch Masala or Aloo Gobi.

My culinary skills are definitely improving.

Posted by: sat on October 17, 2004 04:30 AM

Awesome pic man…

Posted by: Chakra on October 18, 2004 09:22 AM

Fritz: I have indeed seen the Badmash “dishoom” animation - and hilarious it was too!

Jaina: Although the picture is absolutely real - the “welcoming” aspect is completely an illusion! ;-) Trust me!

Strop: I have to agree with 100% - if people saw more of the “bright” side - then it sure would be no less “dismal” than anywhere else!

Sat: You have to “see” Slough to determine for yourself what many (non-Slough) people think of it! And I’m really proud that you have tried some of the recipes too! Well done - and keep practising - as I can assure you that practise makes perfect in this regard! (The aloo gobi will take several attempts to get right I might add - it always does!)

Chakra and JC: Many thanks!

Posted by: Jag on October 18, 2004 09:48 PM

Amazing pic - I’m surprised some marketing type from Dulux wasn’t out with a camera. Missed opportunities and all…

Posted by: Vicky on October 19, 2004 09:51 PM

You know what Vicky: I hadn’t even thought of that “connection” until you mentioned it! And you’re absolutely right!

Posted by: Jag on October 19, 2004 10:02 PM

wow, that is so pretty!

Posted by: moog on October 23, 2004 10:37 PM

kimon acho?

Posted by: pinki on October 28, 2004 03:52 PM
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