Tag Archives: Lancashire

Flowers for the Abandoned

flowers for the abandoned

Urban exploration of an abandoned and derelict House in the Rossendale Valley Lancashire. The flowers I picked from the gardens arranged in vase on a table that was there, the only piece of furniture.

This image was of a series of Photographs that I took in this position, strangely when I arrived home there appeared a ghostly image to the left of the table that even today remains totally unexplained…


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Churchyard Gates

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I visited this local North Manchester Church and was struck by the contrasts of the place. I photographed the Church from the graveyard gates which were a little overgrown but the gates almost framed this pretty church view. I have limited the colours in this picture to sepia tones to keep the scene simple. I hope to visit again soon as there is so much to photograph.


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Peveril of the Peak Manchester

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One of Manchester’s traditional public houses Peveril of the Peak is a grade II listed building built in 1829. The pubs unusual name comes from the old stage coach that ran from Manchester to London in the 1800’s. The Pub was upgraded around 1900 and was given is stunning clad of ceramic tiles.

The Peveril remains one of Manchester’s most famous Landmarks.


 

Man’s Best Friend

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Captured at Ramsbottom, Lancashire at the World War Weekend, these handsome chaps Barry and Jasper caught my eye straight away.

The background is of the Union Jack combined with an old map,  I have added a texture  layer and adjusted the colour to try and achieve an aged look.

After taking this photograph and sending a copy to Barry, I would often find myself bumping into him for a natter – sadly not seen Barry for a while now – hope he is ok.


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Red Ladybird

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A little 7 sport ladybird (coccinella 7-punctata) that I came across in Parbold in Lancashire. This is the most commonly spotted ladybird by people and was found in bramble bushes.

If you spot any lady birds be sure to help out the Ladybird Survey by taking a note and sending them a picture.

www.ladybird-survey.org


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War Time Romance

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Taken at Bury’s World War Weekend event in June 2012 hosted by the East Lancs Railway. The World War Weekend is a yearly event normally at the end of May that sees the local towns of Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, Heywood and Bury host a series of World War events in full costume including a flypast by an original historic spitfire.


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Risen

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After weeks of rain the sun made a welcome entrance and for a few minutes it uplifted my soul, maybe spring was not so far away after all…Photograph taken of a church reflected in the flooded fields of the Fylde in Lancashire.

Please note: Image is a non standard size printed on normal aspect paper, with fill-in of black.


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Peveril of the Peak at Sunrise

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Early morning shot of one of Manchester’s older Public Houses, Peveril of the Peak built in 1829. The  “Pev”  is a fine example of a classical tiled CAMRA pub that has been in the same Swanwick family for over 40 years and long may it remain so.


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