Monday 9 May 2016

Chainsaw Sculptures

Walking round Morecambe Cemetery, I noticed two very striking chainsaw sculptures. They are said to be representations of a fisherman and a fisher women. They were crafted from the stumps of two dead Elm trees by chainsaw sculptor Tim Burgess. They are said to reflect something of the history and heritage of the area. More on the subject HERE

Thursday 5 May 2016

Take a Cold Bath!

I was looking for Victorian churches in and around the University of Central Lancashire when I saw this sign. I know some students have a reputation for you know what and might be in need of this, but this sign pre-dates the University by many years:

Thursday 7 April 2016

Forgive me Father!

Next door to Preston's impressive Minster Church is one of those trendy modern pubs. It's called The Blind Pig. It had one redeeming feature - a humorous sign in the street.

Making a Comeback!

After being seduced by Facebook, I took a long break from this blog but I have decided to return. Here is a photograph of a company sign I saw in a side street off Fishergate in Preston, Lancashire. It is beautifully done and in remarkable condition.

Saturday 31 May 2014

Chris Froome

Monday 19 May 2014

Views of Berlin

Three views of Berlin [1989] scanned from recently rediscovered HP5 negatives:

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Larger than Life!

My  apologies to the citizens of Carlisle but, no matter which way I look at it, this magnificent statue of a local dignitary still looks like a man resting his hand on his considerable manhood!

Saturday 8 March 2014

Looking at Flowers in Close-up

Just a couple of macro shots of flowers in the garden, using a Ricoh R8 camera to capture them:

Sunday 2 March 2014

Finding Faces!

It has been a while since I noticed any faces in things but a nearby wall provided me with a corker and an opportunity to try out some of the filters on my iPhone 5s. Mind you, the more I lingered, the grumpier it looked.

Monday 24 February 2014

Green Tree

There is something about trees, especially when the trunk lies on the ground and the branches rise from it. It is also very green and I reckon pixies or elves might visit it at night. Very Tolkien-ish!