Saturday, 3 October 2009

Custom House, Lancaster

Custom House, Lancaster, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

The Custom House, Lancaster Quay, built in 1765 and restored as Lancaster Maritime Museum in 1985.

The building has played a role in Lancaster's slave trade history, both as the place where merchants taxes would have been paid during that period, and today as a place where those links are presented for discussion.

NOTE: I'm on hols until Wed and having probs uploading pics, so unless I can get it sorted there will be a short hiatus on the blog.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Lancaster Quay, reflected on River Lune

After suffering several cloudy days, we awoke to gorgeous bright light again this morning. It was great to get out and see reflections in the still River Lune before breakfast.

Taken from the Millennium Bridge.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The Friary in Lancaster: earthly pleasures

Another old church with colourful doors (yellow-doored one posted here). But unlike St Thomas', this one no longer worships a god. Instead, it helps people pursue more earthly pleasures. It's now a pub.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Edwardian Day, Lancaster Market. Booksellers

This is the last of the Edwardian Day photos, and I feel it's appropriate. Why? Because the theme was about promoting the Lancaster Market traders, and this picture (I think) captures the success of that effort. Well done the traders - you turned an ordinary trading day into something more interesting!

Monday, 28 September 2009

How we feel about politicians

If only we had an Obama this side of the pond. Perhaps then we wouldn't be so despondent?

Sunday, 27 September 2009

More Edwardian Hats, Lancaster Unlocked

And another set of three for you this evening. Hats seems to be the order of the day.

Edwardian Day, Lancaster Market 51, originally uploaded by Lancaster Today.

And you might also remember this Edwardian gent - or his work - from a previous post. Meet Alvin of Lancaster Pottery, whose creations some of you so admired in this earlier post.