Dance Dance Dance

In response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Dance.   Step into the sensationally stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom and prepare to be lost in a world of elegant charm and refined beauty. Dating back to 1894, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is world famous for its unique sprung dance floor and spectacular architecture and remains to this day a destination for dance fans from across the globe. You can dance the day away to the sounds of the famous Wurlitzer organ amidst this stunning setting, or watch from the side lines as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. Whether you want to glide around the dance floor, relax at your table or spectate from up on the balconies, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is an experience you will never forget. You’ll be entranced by magic of The Ballroom and want to return time and time again, as so many of our regular guests already do.     — Blackpool Tower Ballroom Website These images were taken from the spectators’ gallery where there’s always plenty to enjoy, from watching what the kids at school nicknamed “joined up dancing” on what is reckoned to be the best floor in the world to dance on…….. ……to […]

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

In response to a fellow blogger’s    “Quote-a-day for Three Days”  Challenge: Day 1:

Blue-sky Thinking

In response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: SEASONS. Freshly painted beach huts photographed in the winter sun.


In response to this week’s WordPress PhotoChallenge: Vibrant  

All the Fun of the Fair

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.” In late October 2013 I took delivery of a new camera, a Fuji x100s. I’d bought it so that I didn’t always have to cart round a backpack with DSLR, plus lenses, plus filters, plus ….you get the picture. My enthusiasm for photography had got me to the stage where I just had to have a camera with me at all times, which meant that every time I left the house I looked like I was off on an expedition, hence the Fuji purchase. It was already dark when the delivery man dropped off the parcel containing new toy, so all there was time for was a cursory skim through the manual (re how to attach strap and where to insert battery and memory card) and then off to the bright lights of Blackpool. As usual, was cold and windy on the pier that night and my hands were cold; my fingers were numb on the unfamiliar camera controls and putting on woolly gloves didn’t make it easier. I remember thinking that coming out on a night like that with a brand new camera wasn’t one of my better ideas […]

Yin and Yang

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Enveloped.” Yin and Yang aka Misty and Bluejohn.

The Force and How to Withstand It.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.” I’ve never forgotten the sight of this heron standing perfectly still as the full force of the River Clyde pushed past it. It was at the foot of a weir at New Lanark, up near the Corra Linn Falls, where the flow of the river is controlled by a dam at the Hydro Electricity Station. It was probably a great place for it to catch fish. 

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