And back to car parks 

As a particular one is in the news. That particular car park for the gym , has spaces on the building’s  roof but there is no access for cars. In the Independent today, the journalist has had a tour of the space.  Glanced at this over breakfast and I do not have the details, but surprised the gym has not made use of the space for some sort of exercise.

So my suggestion is to use the space for a differnt type of exercise .. Allow people to park there .. A performance park, a meeting park  . Being open air , above ground on higher ground would offer a new perspective as a park  for discussion. Above the hum of street noise and perhaps cut off from the rhythm of the machines and people straining  muscles on the floors below , perhaps solutions to that  town’s parking problems will be uncovered.

Practicalities? Would it be free parking? Would you have to flash a gym membership card to access the area? Should there need to  be protection from the weather added ?  And the inpracticalities  … Beyond the reason why they have this space .. Assuming the roof was originally constructed to hold the weight of the cars and then also have magicked  up some money then I think a couple of cars maybe a van and a mini bus should lifted up by crane . These then would create small enclosed venues meeting  spaces  changing rooms and still feed from idea that this is a carpark ..

When I was researching parking places for my car art park project I realised quite how many places are managed by another company. This sub contracting , outsourcing made any spontaneous extraordinary use of space difficult to even begin to consider.

Realisation that ‘ownership’ does not actually always enable the ‘owner ‘ to make decisions about the use of it because they have outsourced that or at least distanced themselves from the immediate decision. Thank you again to those people /organisations who very kindly let me park  my project on their ground.  Maybe time to work on a new project?

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Wednesday drive to park and ride then bus to destination

Good plan
Wrong time
Road traffic so heavy
Everywhere so slow

Only following plan to be able to get home tonight quickly
Might need a rethink if same plan represents itself for another day

Of course the main issue is that I want to do something in the day
I need to get home to do more of something in the evening
And I want to go out (ha for relaxation and yoga) in the evening
And have meal with family

Doing less would release the pressure
Making getting somewhere slower more permissible
Being a little more realistic – more healthy

And that probably would apply to a lot of the people also sat in their cars around me .

Today it is probably the relaxation class which will be missed.

Commuting today is bus to London

After a slow car journey after a slow morning start before even getting to the bus . But it is a beautiful morning after the bright big moon night.

Into London . Get the work done . Back home. Those closed journeys and days when the focus does not stray . When you do not let the concentration wander beyond the blinkers. Allow the extraordinary individual sights and sounds to go without a remark or recognition. Sometimes not paying attention beyond the task – even the routine ones- is exactly the right thing to do .