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Places Poetry

Staying put

#photoprompt #WDYS

At the top of the hill

you would have thought

the wind and the rain

would have aided the bales

into the nearby hedge

but bundled as they are

the bales are secure

in the knowledge that

until required

they’ll be sticking around

for a bit

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Places Poetry

the sky is the limit

#socs #theskyisthelimit

The sunshine peeks through the panes of glass

and what do you see?

feathered friends flying over local rooftops

navigating through clouds and fog

and resting on terracotta tiles

meanwhile you’re sat indoors,

held prisoner by a microscopic bug

don’t let that stop you though –

there’s thousands of places you can go to

from epsilon 5 to the wilderness of western hills

simply by perusing your own bookshelf

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Acrostic Cities Life Places Poetry

Central II

Converging on the controlled area

everything’s got to be run from there

networks, governance, even your daily shop

the locals who live there feed the machine

really – they have no choice

as every service they rely on is

located in the centre of the metropolis

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Poetry

Life through a Lens

#Spectacles #Life #Hydrocephalus #Photography

Distance viewing is a pain for me

It’s why i capture images with my camera

Going from place to place grabbing

Images of locations from

The local park to

Artefacts held in the

Local history library

Perhaps you’d put it down to my specs

holding the key to my blurry eyes –

only – it isn’t

the camera is working fine – the computer isn’t – so

on days when i’m headed out on the

green fields of england , you’ll find a pair of glasses

round my head

aiding my eyes to see things a little bit clearer

putting scenes into a picture and

helping me capture a scene

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Places

Ghost Structures

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’

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Places Poetry

Warehouse

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!

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Nature Outdoors Parks Photography Places Poetry

Same Park, Different Walk

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Ordsall Park Motif

Salford, 10th May 2018

With the appearance of what seemed to be the slight raise in the mercury, i decided to walk down toward the local park and take a couple of snaps with my trusty Nikon D3100

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Trees in the Park
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Sun Peeking through the Apple Blossom
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Apple Blossoms
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Walking the Dog
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Spot to Rest
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Photography Places

Things with the letter P

#CFFC #LetterP #photography

Detroit Bridge
Located by Salford Quays and the Anchorage

We begin with Detroit Bridge and Salford Quays…wait a mo, i hear my readers cry…That’s Not a P word!….let me continue and i’ll explain

Upto the late 80s and 90s with the areas redevelopment the area the picture above was known as the Port of Manchester….as shipping landed goods up and down the waterway.

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Ordsall Park

The area around the docks has been given a spruce up and theres plenty of Green space and Parkland, where they could put it.DSC_0004.JPG

The landing point for sailing boats and narrowboats is popular for birdwatchers as various different birds frequent the waters.

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We may not get anything as colourful as this Parrot visiting the neighborhood, but we do get a fair portion of regular birds, such as seagulls, sparrows, starlings, bluebirds and not forgetting, Pigeons.

They’re all partial to a bag of fish and chips!

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Acrostic Art Colours Holidays Places Poetry

Cerulean

#ceruleanblue #cerulean #cyw #coloryourworld

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could it be chance or fate

every time I see this jewel of a colour

reminisences of holidays come flooding back

usually seen in the skies that met the sea

local buildings , in white were accented with it

each house with a roof door or wall in it

a perfect partner for the olive gardens set

next to the white sandy shoreline

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Places Poetry writing

Hideaway

In response to the prompt Sanctuary

Salford, Monday 25th July 2016

Hideaway

by Brian F Kirkham

25th July 2016

 

My bedroom

My thinking space

My place to be me

 

A place to write

A place to listen

A place to read

 

Contemplation

Inspiration

Perspiration

 

Time to engage my inner thoughts

Place to record my inner feelings

Space to transpose my creative ideas

 

My Workspace

My Studio

My Sanctuary