Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas at Doddington Hall. (Set 1 of 3).

Each year Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire is decorated for Christmas and this year the theme is Alice in Wonderland.
A book written by Lewis Carroll.

The Dining Room is transformed into "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party".

This room is all to do with the White Rabbit who's always late.
All around the room are timepieces. 

An archway of paper flowers adorn the stairs.

These are the items Alice was enticed to eat or drink, which made her larger or smaller.

Olympus EM5 Mk2 + 9-18mm M Zuiko
and Leica 12-60mm lenses.

Friday, 8 December 2017

The Old Tileworks at Barton + Barrow Haven

In the shadow of the Humber Bridge at Barton Upon Humber is The Old Tileworks.  Once a large factory making mainly pantiles for roofing, the site has been redeveloped into an Artisans village.

We visited it on a freezing cold, frosty day.

This is one of the old drying sheds, now used to produce terracotta pots.

Another former tilework's building, still has the narrow gauge rail track for loading
and unloading tiles.  This was probably a kiln. 

Around the site are walls made from surplus pantiles.
The Humber Bridge is just beyond this site.

Pedestrians on the bridge.

The lake in front of the Humber Bridge is one of many flooded clay pits in the area.

In the town a former chapel is now a cycle shop. 

The Waterside Visitor Centre is on a wetlands area, formerly the Britag
Chemical Works.  Now reclaimed as an important wildlife area.

This is the Barrow Haven stop on the Cleethorpes to Barton railway line.
It's a single line running a periodic passenger service.

Barrow Haven.  Now a small wharf on the banks of the Humber Estuary but was once
the southern side of a passenger ferry service across the water to Kingston Upon Hull.
A newer ferry service from New Holland replaced it but it too was finally replaced by
The Humber Bridge.

A sign outside a house near the wharf.

The sign reflects the former use of this yard.
"Old Ferry Wharf".

A workshop on the wharf side enjoying the setting sun.

Olympus EM5 MK2 with 12-60mm Leica lens.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Two More Interesting shops. "Blu Ivy" & "Willow & Co."

The first shop is "Blu Ivy", in Cambridge Street.

This must be the best shop front in Cleethorpes, all original and protected
so wont be replaced.

The second shop is "Willow & CO" on Seaview Street.
The two shops are owned by the same people.

This had a certain appeal for me!
(Can't think why?)

Olympus EM5 + 9-18mm Zuiko Lens.

(This is the last of my "Shopping Spree", honest!!!)