Deserted.

A cold, wet, windy Blackpool.

I went to choose new glasses today in Blackpool & braved the bad weather to take this photo.

Three good things:
1.Lunch in Marks & Spencers with Harry.
2. I found a pair of glasses I liked which don't make me look too old!
3. Britains Best Baker on TV tonight!
Oh dear. it does look so wet and windy. You have certaily caught the atmosphere of Blackpool.
posted September 25th, 2012  
Such a marvelous wide view of that moody, grey sky and sea. I can almost feel the cold.
It's always nice to find the right pair of glasses...though it would take more than a poor frame choice to make you look old, Pat. :)
posted September 25th, 2012  
Got to fav this.incredible lines and moodiness
posted September 25th, 2012  
Think I have to fav it as well, just sums up the UK at the moment but beautiful composition and utter desolation..........
posted September 25th, 2012  
@peggysirk Thank you Peggy but I thought my present reading glasses needed updating, they are silver & made me looked washed out. I have picked a tortoiseshell pair which look modern & make me look a bit more with it!!!
posted September 25th, 2012  
@jgpittenger Thank you so much Jane...worth getting the brolly blown inside out for that!!
posted September 25th, 2012  
@jtookey150 Thanks Jean , I think people watched me being blown across the prom with camera in hand & thought..'that mad woman' !
posted September 25th, 2012  
it does look bleak and dreary out.
posted September 25th, 2012  
OMG this is an excellent capture to show your weather. I should not complain of hot weather.
posted September 25th, 2012  
Very desolate shot Pat.The sun is going to shine tomorrow hopefully!
posted September 25th, 2012  
Fabulous detail and clarity Pat, love the processing, and great about your glasses! Not a bad day!
posted September 25th, 2012  
Very atmospheric shot!
posted September 25th, 2012  
So you aren't far from Blackpool! Certainly doesn't look like the Blackball I've heard about! Nice to be inside in weather like this!
posted September 25th, 2012  
Another fabulous bleak Blackpoolscape Pat! It's not coming across too well in 'Emergency 999' or whatever it's called but I like it deserted. I think Brendan will win but I like Danny's stuff and Cathryn's always looks tasty.
posted September 25th, 2012  
That does look cold! You're certainly caught the atmosphere.
posted September 25th, 2012  
@judithg I have a feeling Brendan will win but he is not my favourite, I like James with the specs! The very young policeman with the little lost boy last week is the son of good friends of ours!
posted September 25th, 2012  
@maggiemae Well Blackpool is a place with a variety of very varied hats Maggiemae! Sometimes absolutely the pits as on a Saturday night but out of season is very pleasant., what you see is what you get with Blackpool & it certainly has no airs & graces, We are 7 miles away & it's quite near enough thank you !!!! .
posted September 25th, 2012  
It's grim up north comes readily to mind - but it was grim over all UK. Well done for giving us a shot of the town without the tower! Were you wearing the aforementioned glasses to get this shot? Or did your old ones blow off so you needed new ones?
posted September 25th, 2012  
@daviefrance No glasses here Davie I don't wear them all the time only for reading! You will know Blackpool fairly well?
posted September 25th, 2012  
@happypat Not really, as where I came from Southport was our local resort - being on the direct train line . Somewhat posher but I assure you we were not!
posted September 25th, 2012  
very nice bw photo Pat glad you had a nice day yesterday dispite the horrible weather.
posted September 26th, 2012  
Great moody scene - some lovely lines and curves.
posted September 26th, 2012  
Looks good in B&W. I'm always reluctant to try B&W but I admire other people's
posted September 26th, 2012  
brilliant Pat, faved

looks like mid winter not late september.....not a person in sight too...which helps add to the drama
posted September 26th, 2012  
Good God not even a donkey in sight....
posted September 26th, 2012  
Well it sounds like you had a productive day
posted September 27th, 2012  
I love days like this.
posted September 27th, 2012  
beautiful shot...wish there is best baker here
!
posted September 27th, 2012  
@tooki You would win Tooki no problem!!!! Might come yet it's so popular here & they have it in New Zealand.
posted September 27th, 2012  
@phil_howcroft Thank s for the fave Phil! A big contrast to yesterdays OTT shot!!
posted September 27th, 2012  
a great B&W and superb crop...really like this FAV
posted September 27th, 2012  
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