Preston Markets at night

The recently refurbished and updated Victorian Markets in Preston are now open and the use of modern LED lighting really brings a little something extra to the building at night.

In these few photographs here I’ve tried to show off the architecture including the fantastic canopy roof.  I really hope people use the markets – they are a great addition to the shopping experience in Preston.

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Preston’s Victorian Market re-opens in black and white

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 but it’s still cold!  In some ways The market reminds me of Covent Garden or one 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.

 

 

 

Beacon Fell

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:

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