Wednesday Lensday: Legends and Lights

Wednesday Lensday: Legends and Lights

Had a bit of a camera clear out…

In an event to continue the legacy of Hull’s City of Culture status, Urban Legends: Northern Lights (back in December 2018) had various illuminated installations around the city centre. Some told tales that brought giant, fantastical creatures to life on the walls of our museums. Others carpeted pedestrian areas in an ever-changing kaleidoscope of asymmetric patterns, or lit our landmarks in an array of bright colours.

Then there were a few that were just plain…odd. Like the talking mermaid and the ice queen propped up in shop windows and looking like bad fairground freak-show attractions. But you can’t win them all! Fortunately, I was too short to get close enough to them, so you’re saved from the disturbing images!

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Wednesday Lensday: Rare Vintage

Wednesday Lensday: Rare Vintage

Being a lover of all things vintage, when I saw signs advertising a 1940s themed airshow at the local aeroclub (where I learned to fly a plane), I knew I had to check it out.

It was a rare occasion for them to be hosting an airshow, in fact I believe it’s the only one they’ve ever had, but it seems it was to mark their 25th anniversary.

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The highlight for me was the Spitfire – rare in itself, with apparently less than 300 left in the world, this throwback to WW2 looped, twisted and dived to delight the crowds. The noise of the engines was fantastic!

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It wasn’t only vintage aircraft on show: tractors, tanks, cars and motorbikes, some dating back to the 1920s, also put in an appearance. There was even a collection of beautifully crafted model planes.

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Wednesday Lensday: Cellovely

Wednesday Lensday: Cellovely

I may not be able to play the cello yet, but I can take photos of it. Such a handsome subject, it even looks like it has a face. So I’m naming him Cedric!

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Wednesday Lensday: Sands of TIME

Wednesday Lensday: Sands of TIME

Hello everyone!

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge prompts us to look at time. Thinking about all the various connotations of the word led me to our holidays in Portugal.

We are lucky enough to have access to a villa on the Algarve, not far from where they hold an annual, international Sand Festival in Pera. Every year, sand sculptors practise their art based around a specific subject.

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The year we visited, the theme was Idols. From explorers, to religious leaders, musicians to stars of stage and screen, the detail and size (some over 12 metres high) was incredible, all created out of approximately 40,000 tonnes of sand. The exhibition only runs for a few months, after which, just like the tide washing away a child’s castle, the bulldozers raze it to the ground, ready for the next year.

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Wednesday Lensday: Pidge

Wednesday Lensday: Pidge

Okay, don’t adjust your calendars, I’m just a little late with Wednesday Lensday – I’d forgotten to schedule it and I’ve been feeling rough the last few days, despite having enough flu remedies in me to warrant an Olympic drug scandal. I couldn’t think of anything remotely interesting to call a Friday photography post, so Wednesday it has stayed!

Conversations over the last week with certain people, regarding smoke signals and pie, reminded me about this image, featuring a seemingly innocent looking pigeon (smoke signals – carrier pigeons – pigeon pie… there always a backstory link to my random thoughts!)

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Taken in Rome a couple of years ago, it’s always amused me because the statue looks so worried by the presence of the pigeon! However, it may not look this way to you viewers at all – so I’m opening the floor. What do you think the conversation between the statue and the pigeon would be?

If you think you have a suitable caption, pop it in the comments below (other, non-caption related comments are still welcome!)

This image is also my entry to Cee’s Oddball Challenge this week. Be sure to stop by and check out other oddball’s, using the COB tag!

Happy captioning! 🙂


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