20th April 2020
stained glass window by Inky
A gift from the heart, that’s what it is
Really – the monetary value is – irrelevant
Time and care has gone into the creation
Specially made for you
Crafted colourfully and with great thought
Really great to look at, when its in front of the light
As the sun passes through each
Fixed piece of painted glass
Then casting up , down or straight ahead
Something the sun provides
Salford,30th June 2017
The prompt for today’s post comes from a strange source – in that its not technological at all – it’s the humble letterbox.
Aside from my scribbles – and photography – I am a keen philatelist – or stamp collector.
There’s a reason for this – the pictures give me a source of inspiration in my own writing and photography, and the information contained within give me impetus to explore the world around me.
To avoid the fidgety nature of hanging the mini pics in an album – I get first day covers, which have an added bonus of having a cancellation (or postmark) with a connection to the subject matter.
Todays missive, however – brought a smile to my face
The forthcoming issue –
has a stamp subject I’ve become very familiar with over the past few years Landmark Buildings
Yes, the iconic branch of the
in the North, where I help out as a volunteer, has found its way onto a Royal Mail First Day Cover. Imperial War Museum
It joins other iconic landmarks such as the Everyman theatre in nearby Liverpool and the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff.
As you know, if you’ve followed this blog – I’ve been going to the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre in Salford to aid my recovery.
As part of this I’ve engaged in Photography and Arts Classes run by the local College at the centre.
The photography class still continues – despite a change in provision at the centre – and its allowed me to run free with my new digital camera – its a bridge camera from Sony – and does a great job for what I want it to do
You may have seen one or two of these before – liberally dropped around the stories on my blog, covering themes of Christmas to the Outdoors.
A number of Large rabbits have landed on Salford Quays.
Its all to do with a digital lightshow taking place on the quayside,
entitled ‘lightwaves’ – the aim of the show is to animate the spaces around Mediacity and the surrounding piazzas. (for English purists: I can’t call it a Square – Its Round!)
There’s an interactive artwork opposite the Lowry, which changes colour as you pass the columns of light it creates.
The rabbits will be staying around for Christmas, and on first impression people, big or small – seem to like them!
Shots of the Mediacity & Quayside taken on a Walkabout of the Quays in Salford. Camera used was my Samsung WB-250…the one I use as a backup for Panoramic Shots.
Media City – BBC Salford
IWM North from Bridge House and Pier 6
Bridge House, BBC Salford Mediacity UK
Mediacity UK Studios, Salford
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
Dock House, Media City UK
Panoramic from Mediacity
Panoramic of Mediacity
Second Panoramic of Mediacity
Lowry & IWM North
Mediacity & IWM North
Digital World Centre & Lowry
Erie Basin View