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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 25th April, 2010)

The Wiend and it's Face

The Wiend and it's Face
I've got a very large tripod :-)

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D700 - Nikon 24-70mm AF-S F/2.8)
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Comment by: alan on 25th April 2010 at 00:06

Good composition and nicely colorful.

Comment by: Mick on 25th April 2010 at 00:42

On my travels one day I saw a Landrover that said on the side of it low level aerial photography.

And all as they had was a telescopic pole that could high up with a camera on the top.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 25th April 2010 at 06:04

I do like the photograph... but that thing is still ugly!

The little park itself is looking very nice, if only it had a fountain in the middle of it! And as usual, a brilliant photograph from you Oy...

I still hates ya however. ;-)

Comment by: peterp on 25th April 2010 at 07:49

one of the nicer faces of Wigan instead of grot

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 25th April 2010 at 10:23

Great angle and position Dave, everthing captured in this one shot. Wigan parish church, DW stadium and buildings. The Wiend is now a beautiful little spot with lovely gardens. Not so sure about the "face sculpture"? I think another flower-bed in it's place is much more beautiful and inexpensive.

Some work is going on to the left of the photo, lets hope its restoration work and not demolition work.

Comment by: David on 25th April 2010 at 13:38

Great photograph.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 25th April 2010 at 15:55

Nice photo and the flowers brighten up the area, but I always liked the atmosphere of the old wiend in the 1950'-60's and in Wigan in general at that time. Must be getting crabby in my old age. Well done, Dave. Must get me a larger tripod.!!! What is THAT FACE though?

Comment by: jam on 25th April 2010 at 20:40

Nice pic!

Comment by: gerald pilkington canada on 25th April 2010 at 23:40

was there a pet shop there years ago and the owner was help

Comment by: Jean Jones on 26th April 2010 at 16:20

Love the picture, love the face too. It was Tom Whalleys pet shop and it wasn't on this site but across the way down a little alley.

Comment by: Alex B on 27th April 2010 at 00:09

Excellent Photo spoilt by that scary face..A blot on Wigan town!!

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 27th April 2010 at 07:21

Jean, Tom Whalley,s pet shop was located on the same side just over the hill next to Hewlett street. I remember going there in the late 60s. They moved down the little alley that was between the old salvation army office and Millgate chippy later.

Comment by: Gem on 27th April 2010 at 21:39

Colin it is demolition work ready for the new Life Centre.

Comment by: emps on 29th April 2010 at 19:32

I like this, I like the face too.

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 30th April 2010 at 06:06

Your a Gem, Many thanks for the info.

Comment by: Ferg on 16th May 2010 at 14:51

Oh my God there's something new and shiny in the middle of Wigan, what an eyesore!

God help us! A beautiful picture of a nice part of Wigan that is only set to become bigger once the Library is complete and the public space from that joins the Wiend.

Comment by: danny dewhurst on 20th May 2010 at 01:38

wheres rest ov yed

Comment by: Kat Harvey from Australia on 5th June 2010 at 01:17

I was surfing the net thismorning and stumbled across 100's of photos of Wigam.
I am very impressed with this photo. Everything in the shot has been captured crystal clear and gives me a great snapshop here in Adelaide South Oz. Your beloved Wigam is a very pretty place. I've fallen in love with it.
I really like the composition of the photo,particularly with the face. Front on would have killed the dynamics. Well done and keep up the great work. I hope to get there one day.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 10th June 2012 at 20:36

Dave, would like to see a photo taken now from same spot and showing piazza and library. How about it?

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 16th September 2012 at 19:55

Ernest - I have such a photo - taken at sunset. I'll dig it out.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 16th September 2012 at 20:49

Here you go Ernest.


Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th September 2012 at 23:13

I`d already seen this sunset photo, Dave, but would like one in daylight and showing as much of that on right as the one above i.e.showing Parish Church etc.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 17th September 2012 at 08:59

If manage to get up there again I'll take one.

Comment by: Margaret in America on 27th August 2013 at 16:24

I think when I went to GHSW I was taught that its should only have an apostrophe when it's an abbreviation for it is. Do I remember correctly

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