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”

Alarm Bell

The car-park on Leopold Grove at the side/back of the winter gardens.. depending on which entrance you use.. has recently been demolished and of course I wandered down to see what I could see..nothing much to see..lots of big angry machinery and tons of twisted metal and dusty cement, bricks and rubble.. I walked outsideContinue reading “Alarm Bell”

Retro tiles on Topping St

Wandering around Blackpool town centre again I came across these fabulous retro tiles covering the wall of a shop. The rusting battered air vent added to the quirkiness of the decor making the shop on Topping St a small work of art for my pleasure. Imagine having these tiles covering just one wall in theContinue reading “Retro tiles on Topping St”

Blocks of colour & inspiration in the gents

Open day at Blackpool Winter Gardens was a huge success again this year, people everywhere photographing the beautiful architecture, sitting in the Opera House watching vintage films and parents armed with cameras capturing their kids as they danced and played on empty stages to music only they could hear. After being drawn as always toContinue reading “Blocks of colour & inspiration in the gents”

red seats

Out meandering again this week…wasn’t my intention to waste time as had somewhere I needed to be but ended up dilly dallying along the deserted back streets and was duly rewarded for wasting time…turned a corner and there they were. Held together by peeling paint and rust these red seats really cheered me up andContinue reading “red seats”

Glamour & Neglect

A glamorous name and a fabulous reputation for wonderful shows, a night of pleasure and sites to be seen has not stopped another landmark building falling into neglect here in Blackpool. Still, there is something about this fading gem on Queen St that drawers the eye to the gorgeous balcony and I hope that beforeContinue reading “Glamour & Neglect”

A simple thing beautiful to me

The sun came out briefly today so grabbed camera and practically ran down to St Annes …well, I caught the bus but it only took 20 mins…anyway wandered about, lots of images on the prom, on the beach the pier etc lots of the same old thing and wasn’t feeling particularly inspired till I gotContinue reading “A simple thing beautiful to me”

Out of Season

In recent years all our seaside towns have fallen on hard times and Blackpool seems to get more than it’s fair share of bad press from the media so this week I thought I’d wander down South Shore to see how bad the damage really is. In an area full of once thriving shops, arcades andContinue reading “Out of Season”

missed it!

Ventured out in the fog last night..I say last night it was only 7:30 but pitch black and foggy so felt like the middle of the night…anyway off I set to see what I could or couldn’t see and had an adventurous time stumbling around on the green trying so hard to get a shotContinue reading “missed it!”