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!
Salford, 10th May 2018
With the appearence 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
#CFFC #LetterP #photography
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.
The area around the docks has been given a spruce up and theres plenty of Green space and Parkland, where they could put it.
The landing point for sailing boats and narrowboats is popular for birdwatchers as various different birds frequent the waters.
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!
#ceruleanblue #cerulean #cyw #coloryourworld
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
In response to the prompt Sanctuary
Salford, Monday 25th July 2016
by Brian F Kirkham
25th July 2016
My thinking space
My place to be me
A place to write
A place to listen
A place to read
Time to engage my inner thoughts
Place to record my inner feelings
Space to transpose my creative ideas
Because of my love of Chinese Cuisine – I love Chinatown. It’s the home to the majority of Manchester’s Chinese community and its vibrant and colourful.
I used to pass through Chinatown during my time at the local University, whilst I studied for my HND in I.T, and occasionally popped in to a pastry shop. I can say without fear of contradiction – The smells are Heavenly.
During Chinese New Year, the streets of Chinatown are buzzing with excitement as the Chinese community celebrate a new year of the Chinese horoscope and a Good Luck Dragon parades around the streets.
The popularity of Manchester’s Chinatown was brought to my attention on a family holiday to Cyprus…when asked where we lived – astonished – the waiter acclaimed “And you’ve come here…for Chinese Food ?!?”
He wasn’t wrong.
During a recent visit to a Chinese restaurant in town – We passed the Oriental Gate and enjoyed a meal at the New Oriental. There were over 200 dishes on the menu – everything from soups and rice dishes to meat and fish
I enjoyed the barbecued beef and pork – cooked in oriental spices and served in a luscious sticky sauce. You could eat it with noodles or with pancakes – I plumped for both (and it was delicious!). The Dim sum was equally delicious – you could fill up on the number of dishes they had out on show in that part alone.