Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Batleywood!

On Sunday i went to the Leeds carnival. It was something of a wash out. The parade is only feature on the bank holiday Monday so I didn't get to see that (this was my highlight when i went to the carnival two years previous.)It rianed as soon as we got there, but i got into the spirit of things drinking red stripe ad having my first try of West Indian food vegetarian style IE no chicken (which consisted of me only having a fried dumpling and a vegetable pattie).
My mum told me shaggy was supposed to be performing, so Katie and I waited patiently, but nope no Mr Boombastic. We used the portaloos and went home.On the train ride there however, I saw something I never knew existed, in Batley, the home of Batley Bob (Robert Palmer RIP) is a replica Hollywood sign! I did a cheeky laugh at the sight of this. It apparently is outside the bar Legends. It looks like this:



When I was actually in LA we only passed the Hollywood sign briefly as we tried not to get lost on the freeway. I was however, too slow at jumping from my seat to have a look, so the next day on my birthday in some run down part of LA in our motel we re created it.
Ours looked like this:

This genius idea from Nickie was made from white paper that we pinned to the astro turf on the stairs of the motel. Good times.

3 comments:

nakanickie said...

BIG LAUGH!
that hollywood sign is amazing, now you have almost seen the real thing.

supercasio said...

I can't believe you've never seen the Batley Hollywood sign before, I'm sure you must have!

Batley Bob 4evs

S-K said...

I can't believe you've never told me about the sign before!