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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 14th March, 2020)

Across Wigan


Across Wigan
Looking across wigan from the A49 Link Road bridge across Poolstock Lane.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850)
Views: 1,817

Comment by: Mick on 14th March 2020 at 06:15

Can just see Rivington Pike on the right and Haigh Hall on the left

Comment by: PhilipG. on 14th March 2020 at 08:06

A lovely stew of day long settle,
In 'visioned pot beyond my kettle.
Now smacking lips upon their flow
While towering clock says … two to go?

Comment by: Anne on 14th March 2020 at 08:26

Not spot the ball....spot your own chimney pot. A wide spectrum to dwell on.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th March 2020 at 09:30

A picture that immediately draws the viewer in from the church tower right, to Haigh Hall left, and finishing with The Pike at Rivington.
What a vista....

Comment by: Fred Mason on 14th March 2020 at 12:54

Pin sharp as usual. Good pic.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th March 2020 at 13:24

This is a really good photo Dave, very clear & has the natural colours of Wigan, also the eye can see the Hall & the Pike. Great !

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 14th March 2020 at 14:20

Here's a bigger version for a proper sken :)

https://tinyurl.com/trk3ph5

Comment by: TerryW on 14th March 2020 at 14:33

Cracking picture, take note Mick.

Comment by: Garry on 14th March 2020 at 15:03

Yes Anne and possibly none in use.
Very good photo Mr Oy.

Comment by: XPat on 14th March 2020 at 15:57

Really enjoyed your short verse Philip , but with all your poems , takes me (which I urge others to do ) many reads to fully appreciate it , as all quality works should . Must admit , I felt your poem begs to move on with further lines . Did you get a telephone call with a nailed on at Cheltenham, which disrupted your inspirational flow somewhat perhaps ?

Comment by: janet on 14th March 2020 at 16:35

lord Crawford and lord leverhumes seats in vision good one dave

Comment by: Philip G. on 14th March 2020 at 20:55

Many thanks, XPat. And, yes, I could have 'moved it on' a bit, in fact, with play on the noble carrot in mid-distance and the bucksome cabbage on the left. But nay, I reckoned my dandy piece gave all the steam required in homage to Dave's delicious mix. And as his clock fingers were physically impossible to shift onto the celebrated 12:00 position, I gave a question mark that asked more for kindly hearts than query - got to push the boat out.
I hadn't bothered with Prestbury Park this time, apart from scanning the newspaper supplement, and then seeing a horse retain its title. And while we still see some very good jumpers, I get the feeling that there isn't a 'freaky great' amongst them.
Arkle was such a horse; Knocked 17 seconds of the course record when winning the 1965 Gallagher Gold Cup! And It's on Youtube - 'Arkle Gallagher' will find it. Take care.
Thanks Dave - a warm grey throughout your Photo, I feel.

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