Thursday, 14 March 2013

Wigan People and Places

I had two brief outings this week, to the town centre. I was looking for a 'Street Photograph' for my Flickr group theme, and I visited the nearby Mesnes Park to see the ongoing restoration work.

Blending In. This chap all in white, posing as a statue, positioned himself next to a white wall. I nearly missed him!!

Busking. This guy was in good voice and kept moving to his own beat. It was a freezing cold morning!!

Postie. I loved the way his fluorescent jacket and bright red trolley stood out against the black and white pub.
The croci are blooming on the land opposite the entrance to Wigan Market.

The statue of Francis Sharp Powell, Wigan MP and benefactor, has been recently restored to its former glory in Mesnes Park, which is currently undergoing  necessary and very welcome restoration.
Study in black and white.

Powell seated.

Rub For Luck. A long-held tradition is to rub the foot of the statue for good luck!!

Thoughtful pose.

Flash-lit shiny shoe!!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Liverpool Graffiti

I went to Liverpool today on a 'graffiti hunt', and discovered a Banksy amongst others!!
The large 'Metal Gear Solid' image is also on display in London and Leeds to promote the computer game of the same name.
I love the art work and colours, but I've not a clue what some of them say, I just can't 'see' the letters!!

Banksy Love Plane

Banksy reflection

Banksy detail in Black and White
Are You Happy?

Colourful letters. Can you see what it says?


Duke Street alleyway

J4F on Parr Street
Paint by Sicknote

Metal Gear advert

Metal Gear advert plain

I also took some general pictures while I was wandering around.

Liver Building and blue sky

Street architecture
Liver Building black and white silhouette
Super Lambanana on the Waterfront
Red bag

Super Lambanana Clown

Working Reflection