Photo-a-Day (Monday, 8th October, 2012)
Wetter than an Otter's pocket
Nicely done Dave, I almost feel like I'm getting wet
Nice drop of rain it seems to have washed all the colours away except for the Auntie Nellies
Another great shot Dave. Great contrast and use of colour popping and some excellent reflections. Just goes to show - don't put your camera away when it rains. Also a very nice view of Wigan
Wait for the accusation of "Fiddlin'" from 'you know who', Dave ;o)
BTW, Brill pic!!
Great photo, love the pink umbrella's in the black and white picture.
Wow that is a bit wet. Nice touch with the pink umbrellas. I guess you are all coming into winter as we are into spring right now. Our summer starts the 1st of December and it will probably be a scorcher. It took me quite a while to get used to saying December was quite warm.that is what you get I suppose for living on the bottom of the world!!!! Cheers
Wigan at its worse not very inviting to shoppers,cold &wet
Dave, where does your caption come from? - never met it before.
Have tried to find the amount of rainfall in Sept.in Wigan, but without success.
Ken R, please explain "Auntie Nellie`s".
The chap who sells `stuff` for making soap bubbles, in front of the Grand Arcade, is nowhere in sight !!
I think dave's caption comes from the old channel 4 show - Bo' Selecta the Mel B spoof used to refare to her intimate feminine region as being 'wetter than an otters pocket!'
One thing for sure umbrella salesmen/women, will never be out of work in Britain,like the contrast Dave.
Ernest.. re the Auntie Nellies I think Ken's referring to the umbrellas.
Makes me homesick that photo! Another great one Oy.
You got the angle just right on this Dave, feel as if I'm walking into the frame.
Al.C. That's what it is ... I liked the pic, black and white, pop of colour with the pink umbrellas, etc etc, but there was something else that I couldn't quite figure out.. You said it, I felt like I was right there in the frame...Great pic Dave...
Brilliant picture Dave (again)
There`s something about the "old" B/W photo`s........Lovely.this one will go in "my favourites"
well done dave , great stuff that monochrome ,i have some rolls left to shoot over winter ,
Give us some sunshine Dave....I think I have had enough rain..
Mick, wherefore art thou?
(Art`s comment at 01:15)
Amazing bit of photography Dave well done mate.
A photo like this could be used in a breast cancer advert especially if the umbrellas matched.
GREETINGS FROM THE US,OY,GREAT PIC.
I really miss shopping in a Town centre verses Walmart for groceries and Malls with the same stores as every other Mall in America..Wigan isn't the Wigan I grew up with and loved.. but you at least still have somewhat of a Town centre..
Well Art, are you flabbergasted?
I agree with you Mick.
After no rain from Jan to Aug I recently had the pleasure of drinking good coffee and looking at birds through the window of Starbucks. It was interesting that when I said a coffee shop near to Woolworths everyone knew what I meant.
sanibelfred lives on Sanibel Island in Florida and was visiting Wigan. The Starbucks he mentions is in Wigan Market Place and I was with him!
Thought Auntie Nellies was rhyming slang for Wellies (Wellington Boots) could be wrong but it sounds right to me. Cheers!!!!
Nice use of colourpop mate.
Auntie Nellie seems to be cockney rhyming slang for Belly, and Auntie Ella for Umbrella, see http://www.phespirit.info/cockney/slang_to_english.htm
Mick, Are you on drugs? What planet are you on?
You have some imagination there , you Mick.
Had you just come back from the pub?