Skate Park Graffiti

Skate parks are excellent places for spotting graffiti. In Carlisle, the park must have been around for some time, because the graffiti had a distinctly ‘layered’ look. Several years of spray painting have created some intriguing images.

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Good advice in this one

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Alley Graffiti

My home town is criss-crossed by narrow walking alleyways. Many of them date from medieval times and would once have been busy streets lined with residential dwellings, shops and inns.

Nowadays, too narrow for traffic, these alleys are only used as shortcuts, and their doorways, windows and shop fronts have been replaced by featureless walls.

Featureless? Yes. Until the advertisers, fly posters and graffiti artists get going…

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Words and Remembrances

Maryport pier has a collection of paving slabs which, if read together, make up a wonderful poem. I couldn’t photograph every slab, because some were too weathered or moss-covered, and the light was poor.

Here are some of the words, along with a couple of nearby memorial wreaths.


Rocks and Stones

A selection of photos I took on the coast near Maryport in Cumbria. I enjoyed playing around with these images. Was looking for patterns and colours in the cliffs, and in the scattered rocks on the beach.


Textures and Patterns

This is a selection of photographs taken on my walk along the Cumbrian coast, between Whitehaven and Workington. I was concentrating on surfaces, textures and the effects of decay on industrial structures.


Story Wall

Way up to Baycliff, Ruth's coastal walkSometimes you discover surprising art work on your walks.

To the left and below is a collection of posters I found on a tiny path leading up from a beach in Cumbria. I guess the person who lived in the house alongside the path had placed them there. Continue reading Story Wall