Tag Archives: Graffiti

Subway Street Art

08-11-19

I haven’t been out taking photographs very much these last few weeks, we have had such a lot of rain, and on the good days I’ve been trying to catch up with tidying the garden.

At the end of September I met up with the PhotoBuddies to have a look at some new street art in a subway that runs under a busy road junction in the city, not a place I would normally wander around on my own. I took a digital camera with me (Olympus E620) luckily the weather was really good.

Mono
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Tight Lipped
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Afraid
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Feeling Blue
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Sleep Easy
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The street art has really brightened up what was a dismal area.

Trainspotting

21-02-18

While out on a PhotoWalk with the guys a few weeks ago we ended up near the railway station. It brought back memories of summer 1960 when I was allowed to go trainspotting with my older cousin.

The Bridge
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I can remember climbing up the sloping part of the bridge supports and standing on the top (clutching my notebook and pencil) to get a view of the trains entering and leaving the station.

Birdcage
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This was the path that led to what was known as the “Birdcage” it gave a wonderful view over the tracks and the engine shed, and in 1960 there were still many steam trains running. The engine shed has long since gone and graffiti has replaced the occasional chalked message pledging allegiance to the local football club.

The images were taken with my Minolta X700 on Kodak Tri-X, developed in Kodak D76.  

Trip to town

Rather than my usual walk to town I decided to take the bus, not sure why ! Got a text from a friend saying am in the coffee house where are you ? the meetup hadn’t registered on my phone calendar, luckily I was nearly in the city. Then I bumped into a friends wife who knew my friend but hadn’t seen him for years and came along too. So getting the bus today was meant to happen.

Taking in the sunEPL1 Bear
I hope his owner comes to retrieve him.

GovernmentEPL1 FTG
Sorry about this one, I couldn’t resist. It’s on the side of the Job Centre building !