Tuesday, 20 July 2010

A Couple Of Pictures

When I'm out and about I like to snap pictures of the things that I see, some of which turn out better than others! The wonder of digital cameras being just that, it doesn't matter how many pictures you take seeing as you not wasting "film". Thinking about it, I don't suppose my kids will know what "film" is!

Anyway, I digress. This first picture is the monument at one of the entrances to Harehill Park in Littleborough. The boys like to go there because of the tremendous speed they can get up on one particular roundabout! The park was built with funds raised by the local co-operative society and that is what the monument commemorates. I thought it looked quite pretty inside this arch of blossoming trees.
The picture below is of Peel Monument on Harcles Hill in Holcombe village, Bury. The monument is in honour of Sir Robert Peel, who was born in Bury and was Prime Minister of the UK twice from 1834-35 and 1841-46 and whilst home secretary was influental in the creation of the first modern police force (hence, "peelers" and "bobbies"). We took the boys and the dogs for a walk up the hill and I managed to take this photograph of the monument which is quite imposing when you get up there. I converted it to black and white for that "moody" feel!

1 comment:

Akelamalu said...

You're fast becoming a 'David Bailey'! Great pictures, I particularly like the first one - very artistic. :)