Leaving work tonight a surreal feeling came over me. The cordon has been moved from Colombo Street. For the first time in 2 years and 42 days I crossed Colombo Street and walked down the next block of Cashel Street. I can’t describe the feeling. Weird, surreal, exciting, emotional! It had been a cold rainy day, so I was a bit surprised to leave and find it cold but calm with no wind and just a grey sky. That weather added to the conflicting feeling of numbness turning into emotion walking down this small part of my city. Everyone was the same. Everyone was a little bit hushed, and surprised, and that “oh my god” in a whispered but excited voice. Everyone was “crossing the road”…just because they could.
And you know what? I don’t mind the gaudy painted colours on the street (you can see them in the pharmacy shot). We still need a lot of colour in our town as there is so much space… as you can see from these shots.