Sunrise 28 July 2021 - JULIE GIBSON
Thinking about how Hull has developed – from poverty and hard work, streets in the Old Town, how people lived – the changes and developments of the city over the years. Industry – docks – not much left – new world – Siemens – creating jobs, much needed. Young people need a future and a sense of belonging and purpose.
Serenity of Queens Gardens, peaceful, lovely, changed from a working dock to a place to relax and enjoy. Humber Bridge . . . a means to go to other places – fantastic landmark – and a bridge for visitors to Hull. The difference in the architecture of buildings, beautiful old structures, then ‘modern’ (70s style) changes the landscape – not always to the benefit of the city’s aesthetics.
A time to reflect on my whole life in Hull, worked across the city and made a positive difference to some people’s lives which I am proud of.
A significant birthday for me this year and I had a special time looking and reflecting and appreciating what I have . . . keep the thoughts close to me . . . .
I had a special experience doing this VIGIL and put complete trust in the project, when I stood in the corner and knew I was ‘suspended’ I felt safe. Thank you for looking after me and allowing me to be part of this first for UK project!! XX