Abandoned (Derelict)

Places, Poetry

#FFFC #Abandoned #Derelict #Brokenwindows

with thanks to Aron Jäger@unsplash.com for providing the Image

I remember the weeks before the builders moved in

the children, were now learning – in bright shiny blocks

up the road in the next district

whilst the old building sat – a nest for the birds

and a target for vagabonds with little on their minds

smashed glass and vibrant graffiti the order of the day

as the old iron gates sat rusting

waiting for the wrecking balls to arrive

Ghost Structures

Places
Gasometers of Salford on Liverpool Street...Captured on Inky's camera and given a neon glow.
The old gasometers of Liverpool Street



In Order to make Salford look more like town

they’re tearing the old gasometers down

resplendent in their pastel blue

their removals caused a bit of a do’

as money men wave around their cash

trying to make the city look flash

Macolls Ghosts flies around in disgust

as they tore at the giants covered in rust

and locals they begin to frown

another landmark lost of the ‘dirty old town’

Challenge 30 – No8

Photography, Places

“A Window Lit”

From The site of the old jobcentre – New Salford Quays “Apartments”

Salford , 27th January 2019

I once lived by the job centre

not a place to gladden the heart

it matched the grey clouds above

but as people moved in

the ministry men moved – Manchester bound

and construction men moved on to the ground

there’s people at work – now living you see

at the old home of the Ministry

and when the sun sinks past horizon at night

their windows are lit up – all shiny and bright

Weathered

Freedom of Expression, Nature, Photography, Places, Poetry

Another poem by inky

Salford (via Llandudno) , 11th January 2018

Weathered

I like the pebble beach at Llandudno.

each of those stones, has their own tale to tell

time taken over millions of years to form,

then broken up and shaped over another stretch of time

to create the many shapes that come together as a flat bed by the Irish Sea

great for skimming on the surface – if you can find just the right round ones

some of the cast are smooth to the touch and shiny as a button

but a word of caution – wear your shoes – some of these are sharp!

Perspective

Photography, Places

#cffc #perspective

I like taking perspective shots with my camera, taking different views of things

Here’s a few of my personal favourites

Silves church, algarve , looking up

Caldera hotel, San Rafael, algarve, Portugal

Trees, caldera hotel, algarve, Portugal

Old town hall, Eccles, city of Salford

War memorial, memorial square, eccles, Salford

Ordsall Hall, Ordsall, Salford

Daleks, illuminations from Blackpool at Salford Quays , 2017

Mediacity uk at night, Salford Quays

Warehouse

Places, Poetry

Salford (Via Trafford Park), 3rd September 2018

 

This is the place

where mighty ships cargo

lay resting after its journey

after a long ride on the waves

 

Men toiled in the heat

as silent shipping crates

moved to the sound of the warehouse mice

avoiding the company cat

 

Inwards and Out

the orders of the day

some on road – some on rail

having come in from sail

 

To be changed in an instant

to wear or to eat

grain for the flour mill

or silk for the mayors seat

 

Changes in time led to changes afoot

as sons and daughters move on in their new fancy boots

dancing away to a shanty or two

like their elders before them – they think that its new!

Central

Photography, Places, Poetry, Transport

07F84285-F2F6-4D6B-9F2E-1D812B6F7F74Salford 23rd August

a tale of Manchester central, which I knew as G-Mex when I were young (sic)

I

It’s the place

where mighty wheels

rolled over lines of steel

to take you north and south and east

to wonderous places where stress released

II

Slap bang

In the middle of town

The rail network changed – they shut it down

Exciting times lay ahead,

Sport and music from the railways bed

III

Conferences held under railways arch

Entertainment and sport – set among trees of green

Next to connections set up for the place

Travelways and walkways, Roman Wall, Air and Space

Rolling on to Altrincham, Bury and the Quays

And new lines to the home of Man city and the Beeb

Leading to th’ airport and parks and the trees

IV

and just by the tramstop – in the place by the field

the stations old tale is all but revealed

showing the vehicles that stopped at this place

before changes to the line – Piccadilly replaced.

The bees have landed

Art, Arts, Photography, Places

#beeinthecity

Salford and Manchester 23rd July

There’s been a swarm of colour land on my home city

Hard working and landing on the landmarks around the place

Bringing a buzz to the neighbourhood!

The bees will bee (deliberate typo) in the surrounding area till the end of august

Check them all out at https://beeinthecitymcr.co.uk/art-trail

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Blue Beeter – at the home of Children’s Bee Bee Cee!

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St Johns Bee – Created by Schoolchildren in Salford and on display in the Lowry

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Diverse-bee and Friends –  created by Withington Girls school and on display in the Lowry

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Beedazzle – at home in the Lowry Outlet

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Gravitbee – landed by the ship canal

#beeinthecity

#beeinthecity Update

17th August – Have been checking out the Little bees that have been added to the trail

Greater Manchester – If there’s any you would like me to photograph – let me know

In the meantime – I’ve found some archive photography from 13 YEARS AGO!

(Good evans I was only a bairn (sic))  – Cowparade was a forerunner to #beeinthecity

and I have one or two photos in the archive should you want to see them.