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Wet Weekend: Cambridge Floods, Curry Night and Ipswich Monsoon - 10th September 2005

There hadn't been that much in the way of rain for a while, so an afternoon of torrential rain soon floods the junction of Milton Road and the Science Park in Cambridge. Later, I drove to Ipswich to meet up with old Suffolk County Council mates Andrew and Russell, initially at the Grinning Rat pub (or the "Rinning Grat") for a couple of beers - where there's almost a Continental vibe in the air - and then on to Dakha Diner on Tacket Street in Ipswich for some reliably good nosh. The following day, after crashing over at Andrew's, it's in to Ipswich to grab a few more photos of Urban Decay (including some of the shop that gave me food poisoning from a Saltfish bagel in 1997) and then a few pics of people caught out in what seems to becoming almost a UK monsoon season.

next album: Derelict Cottage in Wortham, and a Wizard Balloon Goes Up - 12th September 2005
previous album: Dead Transport Artefacts: Abandoned Petrol Station and Little Chef, Kentford - 8th September 2005

A car negotiates Lake Milton

Not sure if the addition of a lake was quite the sort of improvement Balfour Beatty had in mind

The beer garden of the Grinning Rat in Ipswich

Russell points out one of two plant-pots, both of which were rescued from nearby St Edmunds House (where we used to work for SCC) after the building was sold to Suffolk College

In the Dakha Diner, pre-ambling on Bombay mix

Good food-o-rama

The tables of the restaurant are strangely empty for a Friday night

Saturday morning: Andrew mills about

Feed the fish!

Andrew points to one of his prized marrows, growing in a strange and unusual shape crammed up the side of the garage

Milo-mog

Milo peers out from his favourite hiding place

The remains of the Ipswich Bagel Bakery

On the opposite side of Upper Orwell Street, the closed-down 'Fruits of the Earth'

Another sad, failed, shop

A bunch of Rude Boys hang outside the closed-down Ice Bar (which used to be Opium, which used to be Global Net Café...)

Ipswich monsoon season strikes

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A car negotiates Lake Milton