The Doll who Wanted to Play

” I want to go out in the sunshine and play with the real boys and girls” said this little doll in a shop window. I saw this little doll in the window of a toy shop at Piece Hall in Halifax. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon there were many families with children in the square. You can see their reflections in the doll’s … Continue reading The Doll who Wanted to Play

Illumination

If you can transport yourself back to a time before electricity and when the only reading matter allowed on a Sunday was the bible, these images might strike a chord in your imagination: These are two of the images I took for our new church website which can be found in glorious technicolor here. I thought it would be fun to see what they looked … Continue reading Illumination

Unusual Perspectives, looking down over Clitheroe from the castle

Unusual Perspective: Looking down on the Town.

The view from Clitheroe Castle. The medieval Keep of Clitheroe Castle has dominated the skyline of this Lancashire town for over 800 years. These  pictures show the view of the town and surrounding countryside from the viewpoint of the castle.     To see more variations on this theme from bloggers worldwide, head over to Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Unusual Perspective. Thank you for … Continue reading Unusual Perspective: Looking down on the Town.

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Music in Monochrome.

From a medieval music score to a busker in Barcelona to a Victorian Opera House……. ……….are all here in my submission this week for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Anything related to Music. First up is a medieval music score displayed in a glass case in Palma Cathedral: Perhaps these old tunes could be sung in Buxton’s Opera House…… ……or strummed on one of these … Continue reading Music in Monochrome.

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Empty Seating.

Where would you like to sit?   At Ruskin’s View in Kirkby Lonsdale? :   In a  narrow street in Lisbon’s Alfama district? You’ll have to wait as they haven’t opened up yet :   Perhaps you’d like a beer at a country pub in the Lake District? …..   ………or maybe coffee and cake at the Wolfhouse Gallery Coffeeshop? :   There’s a couple … Continue reading Empty Seating.

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Circles and Curves

Circles & Curves Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Circles & Curves In this gallery of circular or curvy things, you’ll find everything from a little candle in church to the Big Wheel on Blackpool Pier; from the rope on the prow of a narrowboat to a traction engine; from old cartwheels at a blacksmith’s forge to a mythical beach sculpture. I hope you enjoy the … Continue reading Circles and Curves

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People at Work

Who makes all the custard pies then? Ever wondered who drives the trams in Lisbon? Who paints old staircases in Barcelona? Who sits in hipster coffee shops in Palma typing the next great novel? Look no further. You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more  here: (please click on any image to view full-size or to start a slideshow) You can  see more … Continue reading People at Work