The Flats

The Queens Park flats in Layton have been part of the Blackpool skyline since the 60s, their Brutalist architecture was loved by few and disliked by many and I always thought they were pretty ugly, they were also notorious for all sorts of bad things and I was continuously warned as a young girl growingContinue reading “The Flats”

Flowers Music & Food

Reading my twitter feed early yesterday I saw there was a community celebration being held at the Flag Market Square in Preston in response to the EDl protests so I quickly got ready and caught the bus to the city centre. Was surprised at how many police were on the streets but felt reassured thatContinue reading “Flowers Music & Food”

The Telephone Exchange

Love this dated vintage window design of the Blackpool Telephone Exchange on Edward St.I remember when I first saw them…well noticed them really, early 70s I think…I was convinced the decoration was made up of small wooden blocks and had to go and run my hands over them to realise that they are actually madeContinue reading “The Telephone Exchange”

7,8,9,10,11,12 & 13

Have passed these arches above the Star Attraction Amusement Arcade so many times that I sometimes forget they are there but last week once again out wandering and wondering I went down Bonny St to get some images of the closed market and noticed an old iron staircase leading to the roofs over the amusementContinue reading “7,8,9,10,11,12 & 13”

Lower prom steps

A simple elegant design that I really love, no place better to sit in the summer with a bag of salty chips than on these steps. Maybe because they remind me of a Roman amphitheater… a place for viewing or maybe just because I can always manage to get another shot of another unsuspecting memberContinue reading “Lower prom steps”