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Things That Change, Things That Don't [Jan. 3rd, 2015|06:42 pm]
Tony Grist
He was my best friend at university and my youngest son's godfather but I don't  think I'd actually seen him in 30 years. Over the last decade we've done no more than exchange notes at Christmas but- as Yeats says- "friendship never ends" and when we met this afternoon we  took up where we'd left off.  The only difference is we're now a couple of ancient blokes. He still has all his hair but it's white.

Ailz likes him too.

He gave me a tour of the university. Now that has changed. When I was a student the campus was remarkable for its wide open spaces. Now those spaces have been filled up with buildings. Had you taken me there in a blindfold and only whipped it off when we were in among the concrete blocks and puddled walkways I'd not have recognised where I was or, at least, not until you showed me the view downhill to the cathedral.
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From: cmcmck
2015-01-03 08:45 pm (UTC)
UKC?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-03 09:18 pm (UTC)
Got in in one!
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From: cmcmck
2015-01-04 10:56 am (UTC)
It was the view I knew so well- one of my almae matres! :o)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-04 11:39 am (UTC)
I was there from 69 to 72.
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From: cmcmck
2015-01-05 07:49 am (UTC)
77-9 then again during the eighties.
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2015-01-04 07:26 pm (UTC)
I suppose I'd find my main Uni isn't very much changed - it was just a large collection of concretebuildings originally, and by the looks of the plan now, they've simply added a few more. =:)

Partially simply because it was much more recent, I feel more of a connection to Bath - still loads of concrete, but also plenty of green space, for now, large enough for the occasional round of archery, and even supporting a happy warren, unnoticed by most, right in the heart of the campus.
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