Haka, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2023

5148. Stokes Croft

Haka, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2023
Haka, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2023

I was walking home from town a week or two back, after a leaving do for a very dear friend and colleague who I have known for about 30 years. I took the opportunity to take a couple of snaps of this wonderful piece by Haka, which I have known about for a while, but just haven’t been able to photograph. For nighttime photographs, I think they have come out pretty well – it is amazing how good mobile phone cameras are these days (sounding like the old man I am).

Haka, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2023
Haka, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2023

The message is a great observation and commentary on the current cost of living crisis, with inflation at over 10% and pay offers typically under 5%, meaning a cut in salaries for most people (a situation I have been living with for more than 10 years, being about 20% worse off in real terms than I was before Tory austerity measures). This Government think it is fine to cut thee taxes of the richest, but restrain pay for everyone else. The sooner they go, the better.

I’m familiar with the character Haka has painted – a right old meanie – but I can’t quite place what cartoon series/book he is from. Fabulous to see a political piece from Haka.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

5 thoughts on “5148. Stokes Croft”

      1. I am glad you are (finally) beginning to see what I have known for quite some time.
        If your camera has a really good quality zoom on it I’m sure it will still be worth carrying with you but for everything else the Pro is indeed a bit of a Pro . . . 😉


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