Abandoned Pink

The chances of finding a pink plastic tricycle left abandoned in front of a pink wall are remote but find one I did on the backstreets of the backside of Blackpool. Once again the town surprises me with it’s treasures or maybe it’s just me that sees art in the everyday.    

Quarter past 8

Another shop in town has closed and passing there today I noticed all the chairs had been stacked and placed in the empty window space, of course this caused me to stop and ponder…the light , position of chairs, dirty window.. then I saw it..the wall clock was balanced on the chairs and had stoppedContinue reading “Quarter past 8”

Mustard

Took grandson to Ramp City in Blackpool this afternoon so he could let off steam and  frighten me to death while he ‘dropped in’ telling me he was going to ‘boost’ the bowl! But I soon lost interest in his death defying feats when I noticed this fabulous mustard yellow color on walls and woodworkContinue reading “Mustard”

lines lines & more lines

Anyone that knows me will know I have a thing about angles, lines and repetition so yesterday when I was in St Annes I was drawn once again to the fencing on the beach huts.. I find the linear perspective so satisfying, bringing order, albeit very briefly, to the chaotic thoughts and plans in myContinue reading “lines lines & more lines”

shooting a stranger

I love street photography, I love capturing the unsuspecting public completely unawares, sometimes my images work often times they don’t but occasionally I see a face and I know, I get a feeling, that that is the face the will make my day worthwhile. This happened yesterday when I saw this lady in Blackpool..one ofContinue reading “shooting a stranger”

Black & Light

The beautiful central staircase at The Museum of Liverpool this weekend, black, light, curves and lines reminding me of the magnificent Bramante Staircase in the Vatican Museum.

Waylaid by glass blocks

On my way to the launch of the Preston Pride of Place Project yesterday I was once again distracted by a window and once again the window was made up of glass-blocks.. now have no idea why these windows appeal to me so much but I really do like them and the older the better…thisContinue reading “Waylaid by glass blocks”

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”

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”