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March's Pictures

Gateway Metrolink Station
Gateway Metrolink Station (Pentax Optio 50)

This particular place was found by accident. Today the aim was to get out of the house to attempt to avoid the immense building work going on in the house. The attempt today was to find a red plaque on Bank Street which is where Manchester United old ground was. After four drive pasts I decided that the security camera outside the Police Station would definitely have clocked me so decided to abort the trip and have a quick drive out. After about 10-15 minutes I came to Oldham Rd and saw this strange structure which is Gateway Metrolink Station. Not in use and probably never to be used it's set in rather sparse place right next to a rather new and clinical set of office blocks called Central Park which has a nice sign that gives it a vibrant feel, however the it's one of those places that has so few pedestrians and road traffic that it almost feels threatening. What's weird is that right next to the Metrolink line there is a railway line which makes you wonder what the Metrolink line would have actually be used for. I suspect the train line is for people who want to get to their destination now whereas the Metrolink will be for those who want to get to their destination at some point... this week.

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Riverdance on Sea
Riverdance on Sea (Pentax Optio 50)

I finally worked out how to get the exposure setting on the Pentax otherwise this picture would have come up all wrong, it was quite a bright sky which was making it difficult to get good pictures. As you can see the Riverdance is now well and truly on it's side which it wasn't initially, so it does make you wonder how they plan to re-float it, it being on it's side and it being so far up the beach as I can imagine that it will need a few feet of water to get going. As you can see on this one there's the Blackpool tower in the background.

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Wyre in the Blood
Wyre in the Blood (Pentax Optio 50)

Sorry I couldn't help myself with the pun but I had to use it because every time saw a council notice I kept on thinking of the ITV drama that I never watch, so because it never left my mind I just had to make you endure the bad pun. Of course you cannot go the Blackpool and not make a trip to Cleveleys to pay a visit to the Riverdance and add to my collection of broken ships as started with the Duke of Lancaster. This particular one is strange because it does seem to attract quite a few visiters and there's really nothing much to see. I can of course imagine billions of similar pictures on the web owing to the number of people taking pictures. This is a picture of the bottom of the stricken vessel from the other side of the cordon.

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Blackpool Climb
Blackpool Climb (Pentax Optio 50)

As you can see this weekend saw a trip to Blackpool and on the way into Blackpool are two climbing walls, this being one, and this one also has a climber on it to prove that it is a climbing wall and I'm not just leading you down the garden path. Nothing much to say about this other than it's defiantly not the usual thing you see, climbing walls telling you where you are.

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Water St Mill Plaque
Water St Mill Plaque (QTEK 9100)

In Stockport just at the back of a Mill on Water St just next to the huge Tescos is this plaque dedicated to the memory of those who worked in the mill and died in the First World War, it's very similar to this plaque except for the fact that this building still stands whereas the other one has been replaced by a car park. Also this plaque seems bright and bold and well looked after. Don't get me wrong, I don't usually hang about the back of mills on a Sunday, this is just where John Lloyd's Kitchens are and on our second visit here I was it and decide that on the third visit I'd get a pic of it and so here it is.

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