So another seven photos and this could well be the last week I post a set of pictures from the 365 project. I’m still taking a photos every day but I don’t like posting pictures I’m not happy with and that has been happening out of necessity for this project. I guess that is the pressure of a 365 project. You have good days and bad days.
There are a couple of pictures in this group that I wouldn’t normally post but there are some good ones too.
Preston’s newly refurbished Victorian Market re-opened today and I went down to take some photos for Blog Preston. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but I loved it! It was really buzzing today as hundreds of people came to have a look around.
There are many familiar faces, market traders who have moved from the now closed indoor market and there are some new faces too. The glass sides to the market hall give the place a light airy feel whilst helping to keep out the bitterly cold wind. In some ways The market reminds me of Covent Garden drone of the London Markets – an interesting place to browse, relax and have a coffee or even a glass of wine.
It’s a fantastic addition to the City Centre and it deserves to be a success. So come on people of Preston, get down there and enjoy the shopping experience. There are some great stalls: butchers, bakers, cheese makers; as well as flowers, sweets, fruit and veg and even beauty products if you fancy a hair extension.
Here are a few black and white pictures from the day. You can see more of my pictures, (in colour), appearing on Blog Preston over the next few days too. Click on any pic below to enter slideshow view.
Well that’s January completed and into February. It’s nice to make it this far! This week I’ve had to take the unusual step of including myself in a couple of pictures. I don’t really like doing that but at times it gets difficult, especially when the weather is wet and miserable.
I’ve also included three black and white photos this week. Sometimes photos just seem to work better that way. The old ruined mill is a good example.
If you prefer colour take a look at the Lytham sunset, plenty of warm tones here. On the selfie front, there’s one of me showing off the first album I ever bought – seemed appropriate in the week that Elton John announced his final tour, albeit a three year one!
Beacon Fell is a popular Lancashire beauty spot. In Summer it gets very busy but on a bright, cold winter’s day far fewer people make the short trip from Preston (Beacon Fell actually has a Preston postcode) and the surrounding areas.
There are lots of woodland walks and the summit standing at just 873 feet is but a short stroll from the cafe and car park.
I enjoyed an hour or so walking around the fell side. Here are a few photos: