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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 1st August, 2019)

Storm brewing

Storm brewing
Mesnes Park 25th July 2019

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850)
Views: 2,523

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st August 2019 at 07:25

What a stunning image !!

Comment by: Poet on 1st August 2019 at 07:40

Classic scene. Heavy heat. Too hot! Cloud about to burst in a turbulent sea sky.
Sploshes dab the pavements with starfish.
People scurry up steps for shelter. The pavilion suddenly crowded as the sweet rain rattles on the glass roof.
Brilliant British summer beautifully caught.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 1st August 2019 at 08:04

Excellent photo ! What an atmospheric sky.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st August 2019 at 08:25

Would love to have been there to see that sky - even without an umbrella and mac! It would have been a relief after the heat....

Comment by: Veronica on 1st August 2019 at 08:29

You can sense the eerie silence beneath the sky,before the crack of thunder!

Comment by: Mick on 1st August 2019 at 08:32

That sky is telling me not to forget my mac

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 1st August 2019 at 10:21

Nice shot Dave, Iconic Wigan

Comment by: Ron D on 1st August 2019 at 10:23

A great picture in every way .One of the best .

Comment by: Maureen on 1st August 2019 at 10:24

A brilliant photo by an expert.

Comment by: Philip G. on 1st August 2019 at 12:09

A very good photo in which the stormy sky seems intent on hanging around for a while longer - The girl approaching the steps ahead of the impending teem, perhaps.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 1st August 2019 at 17:45

Thanks folks :)

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st August 2019 at 20:00

Love it!

Comment by: britboy on 2nd August 2019 at 22:45

As children we alway used to say...let’s go to Wigan park today and feed the ducks.
It was only in later years that I got to know it as Mesnes Park.
An icon indeed!

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd August 2019 at 07:25

Mesnes Park doesn't have the same ring
to it - it will always be Wigan Park or 'The Park' to me. When did the name change anyway? I certainly never heard 'Mesnes Park' mentioned when I lived in Wigan.
( Must be somebody who doesn't hail from Wigan that started it off) !

Comment by: fred foster on 4th August 2019 at 12:50

Our grandchildren learned to count on those steps as we took them through the park

Comment by: Laura on 22nd October 2019 at 11:07


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