Tuesday, 15 October 2019

1826 : Crocodile-Linked Clouds

Like crocodile-linked children on a day-out from school, clouds make their way up the Menai Straits, trying to decide between a visit to Puffin Island or ice-creams on the pier at Llandudno.

Monday, 14 October 2019

1825 : Mist To A Slate Mountain

There would have been a time when this was one of the grandest houses in the North Wales City of Bangor: imposing, eminent, verging on opulent. Now a sadness clings to the building: like mist to a slate mountain.

Friday, 4 October 2019

1824 : Girl On A Concrete Wall

I spotted this girl who had been stencilled onto a concrete wall in Civitavecchia, Italy, a couple of weeks ago. There is something rather appealing about her - especially in the way parts of her seem to be peeling away from the concrete.

Monday, 26 August 2019

1822 : Thistle Floss

Thistle Floss, Bradley Road. Just waiting for the slightest of breezes to send it on its way.

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Sunday, 11 August 2019

1818 : Second Hand Serendipity

Second Hand Shop, Prescott Street, Halifax : Alan Burnett (2015)
There is a delightful serendipity about the objects that end up in the window of a second hand shop. All human life is there - available at a bargain price.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

1817 : On The Way To The Rock

The Calder Valley From Upper Edge Elland  (Alan Burnett - and Photoshop!)
The Calder Valley seen at its very best - on the way to the pub!

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

1816 : Hopes Still In Place

Yorkshire Miners Gala, Doncaster (1982) : Alan Burnett

The Yorkshire Miner's Gala parade through Doncaster in 1982, a couple of years before the famous Miners' Strike. The faces are still confident, the hopes still in place.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

1789 : Beauty And A Pint

Sunset Over The Calder Valley. Looking West From Upper Edge, Elland
The perfect combination: my senses drink in the beauty of the Calder Valley at sunset as I enter the majestic Rock Tavern, Elland, to drink in a fine pint of Weaver's Bitter.

Monday, 27 May 2019

1788 : Waiting Its Turn

This old paddle mechanism is on the route of the Halifax Arm of the Calder and Hebble Canal. The canal arm has been closed for over eighty years, but the paddle mechanism still rusts in the Yorkshire sun, waiting its turn.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

1786 : How Green Is My Valley

The Hebble Brook trickles through Halifax like a shy schoolboy. 100 years ago it would have been edged with soot and grime, these days it's all green.

1787 : Fly On The Wall

A fly on the window and not on the wall. A tiny, moth-like fly, which turns out to be a miniature work of art: picked out against a Yorkshire sky.