Saturday, 15 August 2009

Time for a pint

Time for a pint, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

Too busy to shoot today. Here's one from the 'archive' (erm... that means form a few days ago).

Friday, 14 August 2009

Art Lovers

Art Lovers, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

Caolan and Yasmin inspect the latest art under a bridge on Lancaster Canal. Luckily, phones have cameras these days.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

No Parking Please

No Parking Please, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

Ok, so I've hiked up the vibrancy on this photo (if you look closely, the drain-pipe is a little too blue), and I might be accused of plagiarism if you know PJ's 'Daily Dublin Photo Blog' (check it out, it deserve more attention), but I still think there is something interesting about this subject.

The story behind this photo is that I walked down a quiet city centre side street - more of a lane actually - in order to get a photo of the fire brigade's practice tower which was peeping over the top of a wall adjacent to this gate. The gate sits alongside the back entrance to the Lancaster Fire & Rescue Service, which you can see in this photo. I guess the fire engines might occasionally be taken out through this back exit.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The Stork, Condor Green

Tractor at The Stork, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

Lancaster is a pretty small city. Here's a popular pub on the outskirts - The Stork on Condor Green.

You just might appreciate this photo more if I tell you the tractor was in motion.

I did say might.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Lancaster Fire & Rescue Service

At the weekend, I was kindly allowed to watch the Lancaster Fire & Rescue Service in training and to take some action shots. You can see some of them on my photium site here. I'll add more photos to the gallery tomorrow and tell you a little more about what I saw. For now, I'll let the pictures tell the story.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Rubbish (or) art?

Rubbish (or) art, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

It's Monday evening on King Street, Lancaster. The rubbish is collected early Tuesday.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Canal chat

Went for a walk with the kids this evening and had the pleasure of meeting Barry & June and their grandson Harry, aged 6. They have been in Lancaster for a few nights and plan to stay a couple more before heading up to Hest Bank.

Barry and June have lived full-time on Margaret Rose since retiring a couple of years ago. They love their new lifestyle, despite the odd compromise it entails. Confined spaces can sometimes lead to a bit of squabbling, they confided, but everyone looked happy and relaxed this evening!

Just before this, we met Jacqueline and Len on The Owl & The Pussycat who graciously agreed to have their photo taken. Perhaps we'll see them again tomorrow evening and find out a little more about their experiences living on a narrow-boat. Thanks to them all!