Two very different examples of local public transport for this week’s Black & White Challenge.

The first shows the Ferry across the River Wyre which carries pedestrians and cyclists between  Knott End and Fleetwood. Its timetable is determined by the tide times and, for all that it is well used by locals and day-trippers, it is frequently under threat of closure.

Knott End Ferry Fleetwood Wyre Lancashire transport public

Knott End Ferry ©HelenBushe

 

The second picture shows Preston’s iconic bus station.  It was built in the late 60’s in the Brutalist style of architecture.

It has been described by the Twentieth Century Society as “one of the most significant Brutalist buildings in the UK”. wiki

There have been plans to have it demolished and campaigns to Save our Bus Station.

It is definitely here to stay now that English Heritage has granted it the status of a Grade ll Listed Building.

You can love it or hate it but everyone has an opinion about it. So what do YOU think?…

Brutalist Preston Bus Station architecture public transport

Preston Bus Station ©HelenBushe

I certainly like it more now than I did when I first saw it.

 

For more posts on Public Transport, why not visit Cee’s Black & White Challenge :

 

 


11 Comments

HMB · April 11, 2017 at 19:39

Thanks Cee. My website is all mixed up . I’m like Sorcerers Apprentice trying to fix.

Cee Neuner · April 11, 2017 at 18:18

Wonderful photos Helen. 😀 😀

Bullyboy Shammypapa · February 1, 2017 at 10:37

Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Bullyboy Shammypapa · January 31, 2017 at 14:53

Thank you for the follow. Good contrast in the pics.

    HMB · January 31, 2017 at 15:01

    Thanks for stopping by. Your website looks interesting.

Amy · January 22, 2017 at 20:22

Great shot of the station! I also like the ferry capture. Well done, Helen!

    HMB · January 22, 2017 at 20:37

    Thanks Amy

Cee Neuner · January 20, 2017 at 18:04

I really like both of your photos this week. 😀 😀

    Helen Bushe · January 20, 2017 at 18:16

    Thank you Cee. It was a good topic! Have a good weekend.

Emilio Pasquale · January 19, 2017 at 22:24

I’m not sure if it’s your photo or the station itself but I like it!

    HMB · January 20, 2017 at 07:42

    Thanks Emilio. It is certainly different.

I'm always pleased to read comments.....

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