Here’s another “vlogwalk”. This time at real-time speed. Unfortunately, I can’t get Google maps to do this journey right at all, but the streets I describe can be seen here.
For this one I used the same small flash camera as for the last one, but this time it was in disguise 🙂 It also both functions and looks like an MP3 player, so I plugged in some headphones and carried it like an iPod as I walked along. Nobody seemed at all concerned.
I started by crossing the small green area just in front of Suffolk College (incindentally, the same area where they cooked the worlds largest curry). I then walked out along the college access road. The building to the right contains some county council offices. All these college and council buildings are scheduled for redevelopment in the next two or three years.
I then walked across (and a little along) Grimwade Street before turning into Rope Walk. The building on the far corner of this junction is the Ipswich Registry Office where civil weddings take place, and also where I went to register the birth of both my daughters. If you hear me snort part way along this street, it’s because a colleague passing in the opposite direction said “hello” and broke my concentration on trying to keep the camera steady.
At the end of Rope Walk, I just caught a break in the traffic and crossed over Bond Street into Eagle Street. Although there are a few shops in Eagle Street (including Ipswich’s premier comic and game store and a great charity bookshop) most people don’t consider it to be really “in” the town centre. That starts at the junction of Orwell Place and Upper Orwell Street, where I stop this portion of the vlogwalk.
I hope you enjoy my little journey.