Another of The Helix team, venue supervisor
David, shares a super cute baby deer picture with us from
Helix Park and explains his hopes for a lagoon monster one day. It
would make for one amazing marketing opportunity...
I was truly unprepared for the scale of The Helix both
physically and as a project when I joined the team less than two
months ago. The Helix is massive in every sense of the word. I got
my first glimpse of the site in the week leading up to Helix Day
and thought the tour of the site would be more like a small walk.
It most certainly was not a small walk, I thought I might have to
camp out for the night (okay I exaggerate). Having only seen the
plans previously, I formed a vision in my head of the size of the
site that was so wide of the mark that Lionel Messi would be
spinning in his scarlet and blue socks!
"Okay, so what?! It's big! We know! We've been!" you might
scream at your screen, "Stop telling us stuff we know like some
rubbish observational comedian!" You'd probably be right in
screaming so but the size of it is testament to the ambition of the
project is the point I'm making. It was clear to me that the
project would not be done in halves; it would be bold with
aspirations to be up there with the greatest public spaces around.
Although I anticipated being part of a dynamic vision that is The
Helix, it was encouraging to see it being played out.
In my second week I took a walk from The Stadium over to The
Helix and took the entrance in from the East. On my way into the
park I saw a baby deer. We stared each other out for a while then
he/she scarpered into the trees. How lovely eh? This is he or she
in the picture below to the right. I also met Kacper,
one of the Parks Attendants who is out and about at The Helix most
days, smiling a lot and making sure The Helix stays pretty. If you
see him say hello, he's a friendly guy.
Taking in a walk around the lagoon, watching reflections on the
still water I was kinda hoping a monster would stick its head out
of the water, spoiling the stillness and start a wonderful
marketing campaign while baffling scientists for decades to come.
"Get your lagoon monster key rings here! Two for a fiver!".
Surely that's the reason Nessie exists? What would you call it?
Helixy? Plazamonster? The Big Scary Lagoon Beast? Watch out baby
Anyway. I better finish here. My thoughts are that with the help
of the local community and friends from further afield I believe
The Helix will become a place to be proud of, whether you are a
walker, dog walker, roller blader, cyclist, monster hunter or just
cutting through on the way to work!
Enjoy watching The Helix grow.
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