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”

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”

Lighting the corridors

So much to see this weekend in Blackpool Winter Gardens but I couldnt leave without trying to capture the beautiful art deco light fittings lighting the long dark corridors and stairs…these beautiful vintage lights may not be as imposing as the chandeliers in the ballroom or the striking cone shaped lights illuminating the Floral HallContinue reading “Lighting the corridors”

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”

set up

Saw this shattered bus stop window and knew immediately I had to do something with it..and so after some umming and ahing I tried to get the shot from inside the shelter..this wasn’t easy because there were people in the shelter waiting for the bus to open the doors and let them on. Well IContinue reading “set up”

I couldn’t resist..could you?

Saw this fabulous glass block window this morning in The Winter Gardens Blackpool and couldnt resist it’s simplicity and beauty… The east facing wall on the top balcony has a row of these arched windows and I always try to get up in ‘the gods’ to see them …this morning the light was just rightContinue reading “I couldn’t resist..could you?”

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”

North Sea, mist and the faint line of the horizon..my thalassotherapy

It was hard to see where the sky ended and the sea started at the weekend but this grey light is something I love and something that inspires me at this time of year. I have recently had the privilege of being in the company of someone who also loves this light so this isContinue reading “North Sea, mist and the faint line of the horizon..my thalassotherapy”

Pretty Chuffed!

Yours truly and friends featured in http://www.theguardian.com and this week its all about my favorite place.. Blackpool http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/jan/18/blackpool-insiders-cultural-guide-bovver-boots-ballroom-dancing Still cant really believe it and am grinning like a Cheshire Cat..love my home town.

Black & Light

Haven’t been able to get out with camera these last few days so was feeling sort of desperate late last night and having withdrawal symptoms, contemplating the ‘trilogy’.. aperture, shutter speeds & ISO and again muttering to self as I folded washing and wandered aimlessly around unable to sleep…BUT…yes, another BUT…as I wandered and wondered andContinue reading “Black & Light”