Unmistakeable Blackpool

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Even when viewed
through a steamed up window
on the top deck
of a Blackpool bus

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Familiar buildings look cold and grey
on a cold and grey day

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North Shore promenade

 

Desperately seeking fun
and a bit of colour
to brighten the spirits
Blackpool delivers

 

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Nice legs

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Full technicolour

Never a dull moment
on a grey day
in Blackpool

 

 

 

3D Blackpool – Part II

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Dereliction.  Demolition.  Development.

 

Lovingly-built back in the day

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Palm Beach Hotel

Reduced to rubble

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Rubble

Stare at a window
Dressed with a tatty net curtain
Is there a ghostly presence
Watching you watching?

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Net curtain

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Net curtain

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Coat hanger

A dress, coat, shirt, blouse?
What was the last garment
to use that hanger?

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Stacked mattresses

Mattresses with tales to tell?

 

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Wall lamp

A wall lamp
once lit the way to the hotel foyer

 

All gone in the name of progress

BMX – Lytham St Annes

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BMX

Excitement!
Goldcoast BMX competition
at Park View 4 U in Lytham

Love BMX, parkour,
anything daring ….
…. so long as it’s someone else
being brave!

Tomorrow’s BMX stars

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Chat time

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Cool dudes

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Check out skateboarder in background

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Ready for lift-off

To see someone
at the top of his game
be amazed at
Danny’s awesome skill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a diff’rence a day makes

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Twenty-four little hours
Brought the sun
and the flowers
Where there used to be rain

Had to humalong to this Dinah Washington song
(won a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording 1960)

Just 24 little hours after a crisp, sunny day
followed by a sparkling clear night,
the weather does this to us!
The light, or lack of it,
creates alternative snapshot scenarios

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St Annes Beach Huts

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Man and dog

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A huddle in the mist

 

St Annes – stunning sunsets, sunny days

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An evening stroll
along St Annes promenade
as the sun sets

Striking sunsets

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Twinkle twinkle little rig

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Puff of smoke

 

Cold, bright day walking from St Annes Pier
to Starr Gate and beyond to Solaris
The simplest observations
morph into snapshot subjects

Dazzling daylight

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Vapour trails

Snapshot splendours

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Feather

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Shard of glass

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Tractor track

 

 

 

 

3D Blackpool

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Dereliction.  Demolition.  Development.

 

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Window


Demise of once happy dwellings
from Blackpool’s heyday
boasting en-suite rooms and central heating

 

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En-suite rooms

 

Who was the last to admire themself in this mirror
as s/he glammed up before a night on the town?

 

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall …

 

 

Skeletal chimneys outline a dark smoky past

 

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Cross-section

 

 

Silo in readiness for development of
characterless boxes for habitation

 

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New development

 

 

 

 

 

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