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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 25th April, 2020)

Night Lights


Night Lights
Recent 'Pink' super moon out shining Wigan's street lighting.

Photo: Steve Carter  (Samsung SM-G930F)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 25th April 2020 at 07:37

Reminds me of the poem 'It was a dark & stormy night ' think it was The Highway Man?

Good image Steve.

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th April 2020 at 08:12

This is some street scene! I missed the 'super moon' on its arrival, and now I see it with surroundings more-telling than those given by the other sources I'd seen. I like Steve's 'out-shining Wigan's street lighting' piece, and, if I may, how his photo also gives easy recollection of rapscallions returning to their folds, here in Billinge.

Comment by: janet on 25th April 2020 at 08:16

by the light of the silvery moon

Comment by: Veronica on 25th April 2020 at 08:29

It was more beautiful than normal - don't know the reason why - it was as if 'show business' was lighting up the skies!
Good photo...

Comment by: kath on 25th April 2020 at 08:39

great photo but you don't say where it is

Comment by: Anne on 25th April 2020 at 08:44

I assume those are cloud formations not con trails.
A striking photo Steve.

Comment by: Johnny on 25th April 2020 at 08:56

Very atmospheric.
I can imagine Freddie Kruger to come out of shadows

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th April 2020 at 09:13

I love this photo. I know we're in Spring but it reminds me of late Summer/early Autumn when the nights begin to draw in and people's lamps are lit early....a time of year I love. Let's hope we're all back to normal by then. I remember my childhood when street lights, (or gas-lamps as we called them whether they were gas or not), were much lower and dimmer than now and you could see the stars beyond them.

Comment by: Gary on 25th April 2020 at 09:31

Extremely good photograph - evokes a piece of ghostly literature.
Or, possibly, an opening scene from Vera.
Well done Steve.

Comment by: Garry on 25th April 2020 at 11:02

DRACULA....I need a sherry.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 25th April 2020 at 12:26

Lovely photo,looks like it could be Douglas Road?

Comment by: Anne on 25th April 2020 at 18:42

Now that I think about it, lines of cloud were called standing waves. I have vague recollections of glider pilots referring to them coming over Parlick hill.

Comment by: fw on 25th April 2020 at 18:47

Gas lamp , gas lamp ,
where have you gone ,
I went to bed by moonlight ,
then woke up , they were gone .
They never said there leaving
and never said goodbye ,
so when I see the moonlight ,
I often wonder why .
Clouds are always pretty ,
by moonlight and the black
but I always miss my gas lamp ,
tis something that we lack .
I used to watch it snowing
around my gas lamps head ,
happy and contented
I fell asleep in bed .
now it’s kind of different ,
it shines but not the same ,
someone nicked my gas lamp (Grrrr!)
thems the ones i blame

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