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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 30th January, 2020)

Crawford Street

Crawford Street
Taken from Wigan Parish Church.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
Views: 2,448

Comment by: DTease on 30th January 2020 at 00:14

Well framed Brian, I like the way you got the tip of the turret in the little gap at the top of the gateway. Was that deliberate?

Comment by: Mick on 30th January 2020 at 06:36

Youv got the point of the tower right into the gap of the stonework

Comment by: Elizabeth on 30th January 2020 at 08:12

Excellent photo,well framed.

Comment by: kath on 30th January 2020 at 08:39

Good photo from an unusual view

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th January 2020 at 08:55

That's lovely! I love the "frame" and the damp Wigan flagstones, some of them cracked. They remind me of childhood superstitions when we little girls considered it bad luck to step on a cracked flag..."Step on a nick and you'll marry a stick and a beetle will come to your wedding"! Lovely photo.

Comment by: Philip G. on 30th January 2020 at 09:59

I feel 'the turret just shy of the keystone', would have made quite a difference: The entire red-bricked building would have been pushed further into the distance thus increasing perspective. A good idea for Mr Brian to have considered the archway, though.

Comment by: David Barker on 30th January 2020 at 11:17

Been some nice looking buildings in Wigan, pity they keep knocking them down ,all the workmanship that went into them ,like the turret in the photo ,such a shame, this might be added to the list in a few years unless its listed, very good photo Brian .

Comment by: Veronica on 30th January 2020 at 14:19

I wonder who decided to paint those lovely oak doors that horrible shade of custard!

Comment by: Geoff on 30th January 2020 at 14:29

That's an excellent photo in every respect Brian. Very well done!!

Comment by: XPat on 30th January 2020 at 16:44

Lovely row of chimneys . Any of yours Garry ?
Funny how some pictures bring back memories . I remember our coal man bringing us coal when I was young , we couldn’t afford it all the time . I remember it was absolutely belting down with rain , cold and freezing as well . I remember his hands and his jacket and the rain soaked sacks as he delivered them to a cupboard we had . Even young , I thought blimey what a life , as the rain lashed his face as he walked away . All to keep us warm .
How much owe and how much others had to do for a crust on the table .

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th January 2020 at 20:22

What an amazing memory, XPat, to remember in such detail. The coalman will probably be gone now but how amazed he would be to know that a child had remembered his hands and his face in the rain, and been grateful for the service he gave.

Comment by: Brian on 30th January 2020 at 23:42

Thanks for the comments. I didn't intentionally aim to get the tip of the turret in the gap of the arch, it was luck I guess. I'm a simple click'n shoot chap, let the camera do the work, in this case my phone.

Comment by: carl on 31st January 2020 at 09:20

to many cars spoil this photo nice view

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