I have been wondering whether I should be putting these on Google+ which is more related to Ingress, but though Ingress is the reason for the trip it is not the subject of the photos. So I’ll keep them on my WordPress site. These trips were in November 2016.
- Nottingham on 12 November
- Marsden on 19 November
- Salford Quays on 20 November
Nottingham wouldn’t be Nottingham without Robin Hood even if he was from Yorkshire 🙂 (portal link)
This is the Sky Mirror outside Nottingham Playhouse. It might not look much in this photo but it is quite a size. It is in the region of 6m in diameter and weighs in at close on 10 tonnes. This wet afternoon didn’t do it justice. It’s impressive and of course is an Ingress portal.
On my wanders round the portals of Nottingham doing the Nottingham Lion Ingress banner missions I came across this unusual bit of advertising. It’s a 3 wheel Indian auto rickshaw, back and front, on the wall of restaurant 4550 Miles from Delhi on Mount St. (portal link)
These 4 figures are the Shoppers by Richard Perry and are at the north west end of Chapel Bar. They date back to 1986. (portal link)
This is the Nottingham Lion that provides the image used in the Nottingham Lion banner missions. (portal link)
On Hounds Gate is the Salutation Inn, Nottingham which has been there a fair while. It was known to be a pub back in 1725. (portal link)
This looks like a doll’s house, except it is full size. This is Willoughby House on Low Pavement. At the moment it is one of Paul Smith’s clothes shop. It is just across the road from Prezzo Window Ornaments portal.
Ok. I admit to having liked this view. Nice buildings, lit well. A slightly wet, reflective cobbled street. This is Broadway which has a plaque. (portal llink)
Bradford has one of these as a portal where it is called a sculpture (!!??) but without the stainless steel post sprouting out the side of it. I have now done a bit more digging on t’internet and found that a company called Furnitubes makes Bell Bollards and if driven at correctly they push the vehicle to the side. I have seen a photo of a vehicle pivoting on one with the wheels off the ground.
Another building that impressed me but I can’t remember where it is. Feel free to let me know if you recognise it.
Grey Heron on River Colne, Marsden, just by Peel Street and Station Road.
This bridge is over the River Colne on Church Lane, Marsden.
This waterfall is on the River Colne in Marsden where the river goes bbetween The Green and Clough Lea.
Cast iron lamp post base on Clough Lea, Marsden. I am a little surprised that I can’t find anything on the internet about Adams of York. Whereas for a brick you can type in the name from a brick and find all sorts of “useful” information.
This was taken from the A62 Manchester Road near the cross Roads with Town Gate and Old Mount Road. This is looking towards Fall Lane (the red bridge) and Weir Side. The reddish/orange tower near the centre is Marsden Mechanics Hall, a Community Hall.
If you have seen some of my other posts you will have read my comment about how narrow the Peak Forest Canal is in parts. This shot shows the Huddersfield Narrow Canal – it’s narrow. Other places you can see this canal are Slaithwaite, pronounced Slawit, and Uppermill – two names that might be familiar to Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester Ingress players. This photo was taken of the locks just by Marsden Station off to the left of the frame and The Railway pub just off to the right.
The white building in this shot is The Railway taken from the cobbled road, just off Station Road, that leads to the National Trust – Marsden Moor Estate Office.
The Lowry, Salford Quays
The BBC & Media City at Salford Quays
Blue Peter at the BBC
Upsy Daisy statue from In The Night Garden.
Media City sound stages.