Photophile: One who loves photography, carries a camera everywhere and posts to photo sharing websites all day. Named after the biological term for an organism that loves light, or functions best in it.
This bandstand in Stanley Park in our local seaside resort of Blackpool was built in 1929:
At the edge of the lake is a “classic temple” style bandstand, surrounded by amphitheatre style seating. This was specifically located to utilise the acoustics of sound travelling across the lake.The bandstand was designed by Thomas Mawson and was opened on 1 July 1929. It features an Entablature and has a copper roof.The nearby steps are intended to seat an audience of 2,500 people. – wikipedia
This statue marks the start of the TransPennine Cycling Trail in Southport. It is mounted high on a pole on the seafront so it is, in its own right, a “cherry on top”.
Thanks to the seagull we have a double portion of “cherries on top”.
The flat and scenic route alongside the beach is very popular with cyclists, and is the start of the Trans Pennine Trail, a cycle route running across the north of the country to Selby in North Yorkshire, through Hull and on to Hornsea on the east coast.
In June 2008, Cycling England announced Southport as one of the 11 new cycling towns. These 11 towns shared £47 million from the government to be spent solely on cycling schemes in the towns. Southport’s Cycling Towns programme aims to encourage tourism and leisure cycling, create regeneration opportunities and significantly increase cycling to school. There are now many cycle lanes in Southport and more are planned, to encourage cycling in the town. – Wikipedia
Details – Macro – Do it NOW and DON’T Resort to Looking in the Archives – Flowers – Garden – Raindrops – Flowers in the Rain (the song by 60’s group THE MOVE) – YouTube – Rain has Stopped – Go Outside with Camera.
I do enjoy giving free rein to my train of thought and seeing where it will take me. This time it took me out into the garden as soon as the rain had stopped. Before posting my photographs, I’m going to listen to The Move singing Flowers in the Rain. I’ve added the YouTube link at the end of this post.
(For younger readers The Kaiser Chiefs brought out their version of the song in 2007.)
Caution Ahead: Bees at Work and other signs I’ve seen in the past few weeks when I’ve been out and about locally.
What a stroke of luck that this week’s CFFC is Signs.
Thank you Cee for this week’s Fun Foto Challengewhich has revealed to me that I have a penchant for taking signs. In fact I probably have so many in the archives I think I’ll have to do a second post: “Signs 2″…or “The Return of Signs”…or “Signs Strike Back”…..or many more of the silly titles that have come into my head.