eventually I took the decision to do both, both were taken in areas of my hometown, the first was taken with my Nikon in the green surroundings of the local park in Ordsall, in Salford, whilst the second saw me cross the Trafford Road, into Salford Quays.
Another photography post, and yes, the image of the local park.
I posted it because after my journey into foreign lands, i’m now thinking upon my next photographic project.
which turn i’ll take – is anybody’s guess. however there’s plenty of scope for me to take a look at. Could be the Birds, Could be landmarks or i could tie up some of the poetry pieces with the photographic stuff.
Living in Salford, Nr Manchester there’s loads of housing, which makes it a vibrant and lively community. There are Squares, in the sense of traditional gardens with houses around it, but you’re more likely to lead into a path onto a main road.
They spread out like trees, with little side streets and cul-de-sacs. The houses opposite my bedroom/office weren’t even there when we first moved into the house we’re living in. It was affectionately known as “The croft” – an overgrown waste site which housed the occasional wildflowers and with them butterflies and wild animals
So what’s on my corner – a redeveloped docks, and a dual carriageway and just up the pavement – a patch of green known as the local park, there’s two areas, Ordsall and Monmouth – but those who use it know it as Ordsall Park
Two canals, a river network that runs up northern tributaries to Lancashire, and south towards Cheshire
These canals and rivers meet up near the old dock at Salford Quays, formerly “Manchester Docks”, I walk that way when I either head for the tram bound for Eccles or when i’m on duty at the Northern Branch of the Imperial War Museum
Narrowboats at Castlefield’s Canal Basin – Part of the Canal Network
The Canal itself leads on through Manchester and other parts of the county.
The opportunities by the waterside have seen the waterways cleaned up and provide leisure for people all year round. Narrow boats are a regular sight on the canal network, and moorings line the route all the way to the point where the Irwell and Mersey meet
Roman Wall, at Castlefield, Manchester
Opposite the Canal Basin at Castlefield lie the Forum where open air events take place, The Museum of Science and Industry, with its Engines, Cars, and Aeroplanes and the Roman Wall, where the Roman Fort remains are in situ.
The Lowry in Salford – Topic of the poem “The Musical Place”