As a follow up to my last post I thought I'd just throw up some snaps from Sunday's build at the spot. All camera-phone shots unfortunately (I know, should try harder).
BUT, then I got thinking.
It's amazing how your perception of a thing can change when you shift from spectator to contributor. Besides the actual act of building, which can be fun and rewarding there's no escaping the fact that it is hard work. There's also the time that people give, money to hire cement mixers, vans etc., money for building materials, food and beer. It all stacks up and this is naturally where the feelings of ownership arise.
People who have spent their hard earned cash, and given their sweat and time to build what equates to a mini-skatepark, do own it. They paid for it, both figuratively and literally.
The people that have been involved in building this place deserve a huge amount respect. I won't name names now, they know who they are. Even now they are trying to figure out how much time and money they can scrape together to continue building. Are you?