Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Llanddona

The vast expanse of sand forming the beach at Llanddona, Anglesey. This is the long, eastward coastline of Red Wharf Bay.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Clogwyn Du'r Arddu

The walls of 'Cloggy', Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, tower over Llyn Du'r Arddu on the flanks of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Cloggy is a famous rock climbing venue and provides hard routes in an alpine setting.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Caravans

Holiday caravans at Glan Gors Caravan Park, Brynteg, Anglesey. Fine weather on a Bank Holiday Monday.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hawthorn

Red/pink Hawthorn flowers in bloom on Irlam Moss.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ballot

Envelopes, postal voting statement and ballot paper for England's North West region for the forthcoming European Parliamentary election. Voting day is June 4th and the paper lists 94 candidates. One Independent and twelve Parties, several of which I know nothing about- yet! I have one vote.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Geological Garden

Situated by Manchester Museum near the corner of Oxford Road and Bridgeford Street, Manchester Geological Garden is planted with rock specimens mainly originating from the north of England.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ardwick entrance to Manchester bunker

Situated in Lockton Close near the junction of Downing Street, London Road and the Mancunian Way this is the Ardwick entrance to the Guardian Exchange Cold War bunker. See also

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Salford entrance

Secure behind a double fence, here is the Salford entry point to the Guardian Exchange, the Cold War communication bunker built under central Manchester in the 1950s. This structure is located about half a mile away from the central Manchester entry point, pictured on Apr. 30th, and is close to Salford Cathedral.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flood Obelisk

Located in Peel Park, Salford. This obelisk was erected in 1870 and bears marks showing the depth of floodwater here when the adjacent River Irwell broke its banks on Nov 16th, 1866. A depth of 8ft. 6in. is recorded.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Blue Lion

The bar of the Blue Lion, a reconstruction of a Victorian public house dating from around 1870. Built from items salvaged from similar pubs of the period when they were demolished during the slum clearances of the 1950s and 60s. This is situated in Lark Hill Place, a re-creation of a Victorian Salford street, located in Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Crescent, Salford.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A plane, a train and a bus station

A Jumbo jet banks after taking off from Manchester Airport while a Virgin Trains inter-city train waits at signals on Stockport Viaduct. The roofs of Stockport bus station appear below the viaduct.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Arum maculatum

Commonly called "Cuckoo-pint", "Lords and Ladies" and "Jack-in-the-pulpit". The central spadix bears the flowers which emit a smell of carrion. This attracts the flies needed for pollination. Photographed near Brynteg, Anglesey.

Bluebells

A carpet of bluebells in woodland at Menai Bridge, Anglesey.