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Acrostic Poetry

Hand-Made Gift

#Napowrimo #Gift

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

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Architecture Buildings Heritage IWM North Museums

Landmarks

Salford,30th June 2017

Hi folks.

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 – Landmark Buildings has a stamp subject I’ve become very familiar with over the past few years

Iwm Waterside

Yes, the iconic branch of the Imperial War Museum in the North, where I help out as a volunteer, has found its way onto a Royal Mail First Day Cover.

It joins other iconic landmarks such as the Everyman theatre in nearby Liverpool and the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff.

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Arts BASIC Holidays Photography

Arts and Crafts

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.

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Animals Art Arts Photography

The Wabbits have landed

Wabbits

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!)

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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!

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Art Gallery Arts Canalside History Media Museum Photography Studios Theatre Waterside

Out with the Samsung

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.

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IWM North

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Media City – BBC Salford

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IWM North

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The Lowry

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IWM North from Bridge House and Pier 6

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Bridge House, BBC Salford Mediacity UK

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Mediacity UK Studios, Salford

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Dock House, Media City UK

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The Lowry

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Panoramic from Mediacity

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Panoramic of Mediacity

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Second Panoramic of Mediacity

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Lowry & IWM North

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Mediacity & IWM North

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Digital World Centre & Lowry

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Erie Basin View

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Detroit Bridge

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Anchorage