Photo-a-Day (Monday, 17th February, 2020)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
I just love miserable Wigan photo like this one.
It could be a scene from a old fashioned cotton mill film if they covered the road surface with some sand
Eee lad could you not have found anything more dilapidated? Must go mi shuttles are flying off.....
Well beauty lies in the beholder's eyes and every colour of the bow is in that rich mosaic.
Veronica it makes me want to go home and put a pan of pea soup stove.
Come and take a photo of my back garden Mick, that looks miserable all year round.
I like it. I can imagine it up and running with the workers inside and children playing two-ball on the wall and hopscotch on the flags, like we used to do outside The Empress Mill in Ince with the hum of machinery in the background.
Aye I mun get gooin' misel' hav a pon o'broth ont ' t'hob...
I got talking to this very old man in the park after I had taken this photo and he told me some tale about the last mill managers face appearing in the crumbling brick work, I didnt take much notice but when I got home and downloaded the photo I could see the image on the right.
I can see the image..spooky eh.
Where is it please, Maureen? What am I looking at? Anything like this fascinates me but I just can't see it. Could you point the way? Irene. xx
Irene,it's on the extreme right,enlarge the photo and it's where all the dark bricks are,the light bricks seem like his hair..if you squint you can see it better.
I can't imagine the last mill manager's face, Mick, … just the outline of a giant teddy bear, sat at the wheel of a car.
I know where it is Irene
Yes,I can see a semblance of a face in the rough brickwork to the right.
I've definitely booked you an appointment at Specsavers, Mick !
This image makes a mockery of Wigan Council's motto they once used for the town. "Modern Wigan Is Growing, Come And Grow With It" It's now the 21st Century and the town is still blighted with unused crumbling buildings.