Saturday 27 January 2024

International Market at Cleethorpes.

 In the months after I lost my wife I spent as much time as I could out of the house, walking with Popcorn and taking photographs.  I have a lot of photo's from those times and will post them over the winter.

Each year Cleethorpes hosts an International Market with stalls from countries around the world selling mostly food items mixed with craft items.  The market was on our South Promenade for three weeks last August.

South Promenade on a grey August evening.

This stall sold Churros but I don't know what country they're from. 

Obviously these are from France.

Although most stall holders were ok about me taking photo's this one looked a bit unsure.

I think this one was selling "slush" but I'm not sure.

Stalls came from all over the world and there were a lots of different nationalities 
in the people visiting.

This one sold all manner of toys and beaded goods.

Paella from Spain.

General clothing.

This stallholder was constantly on his phone, he sold some lovely, intricate bead wares.

And also these mini bikes.

At this pointy I could see a storm coming from across the water so decided to head for the car.

I particularly liked this couple with their young daughter.  I pointed at my camera and them
and they seemed to agree as mum posed the girl on her scooter for me.

I hurried back to the car but Popcorn & I got soaked!

Nikon Z50 + 16 - 50 lens.

Monday 15 January 2024

Riverside event at the Riverhead, Louth.

 Following on from the last two posts at Louth, another visit to Louth on another day, photo's taken back in September.  

Our walk centred around the Riverhead at Louth, various events were taking place over the weekend.

Navigation House at the Riverhead, built in 1770.

A folk music event was being held on the decked area.

Out on the River Ludd young people were being taught how to use paddle borads.

I managed to get a seat where I could get some photo's of the singer for a while.

These youngsters are trying out a kayak.

I had a walk downstream to "Top Lock", once the final lock on the Louth Navigation Canal
before reaching the Riverhead. 

As often happens, I met a dog on our walk.  Popcorn was very well behaved with it.

Another dog walker.

I made my way back on the opposite side of the water so I could return through
the old industrial area. 

Pleasant  reflection of some industrial buildings.

Once a wharf side industrial building this is now a micro brewery and pub. 

Seen on another old building.

Another sign but very much more recent.

Back at the folk music festival.

This young lady was reciting poetry written by herself.  She covered a variety
of subjects, some depicting life & places in Lincolnshire.  I really enjoyed them. 

The Woolpack Inn, dating back to 1770 when the Louth Navigation Canal opened.

I posted several posts about the history of the Louth Navigation Canal some while ago.  You can see the post about the final leg of the canal as it reached Louth and the Riverhead here.

Final section of the Louth Canal.

These pics taken on Nikon Z50 + 16 - 50 lens.

Friday 5 January 2024

A walk around Louth.

Happy New Year!

Following on from my last post at the Christmas Market in Louth here are some more photo's from there.

 I took these photo's back in September when Popcorn and I had a walk around the market town of Louth in Lincolnshire.  Known as "The gateway to the Wolds", Louth is on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.  A ridge of hills that start at Barton Upon Humber in the north near the Humber Bridge and finish south of Spilsby before the land levels out onto The Fens.  The area is designated an Area of outstanding Beauty.

Westgate heading toward the church.

St. James church in Louth has the tallest spire of any Parish
Church in England.

The Wheatsheaf Inn on Westgate. 

Dating back to the 17th century.

My quirky eye spotted two very different forms of transport.  A blue plaque on the 
wall tells a gruesome story!

Remembering the Lincolnshire Rising.

The main street through the town. 

Regular viewers of "Bargain Hunt" on TV will be familiar with the auctioneer and
antiques expert Colin Young, this is the Louth branch of the firm.

Spotted a dog keeping cool in the shade.

Hand made signs on a market stall.

On my previous post I took a photo here at the Christmas Market. 

Looking across to the market place and the old indoor market hall clock.

The jewellers shop on this corners has a really old mural painted on it's wall. 

Lots of little cameo scenes and stories within the mural. 

On the corner of Aswell Street is the Turks Head pub.

Down one of the many alleyways in Louth I found a piece of graffiti art work. 

Another allewway.

New Street leading to the Market Place, very different to the weather and lighting
when I took almost the same photo at the recent Christmas Market, last post.

A party of wedding guests on the move.

New Street again.

Cobbles Bar in New Street.

Alleyway running from thr Market Place to Mercer Row.

Mercer row.

The wedding party, possibly on their way to the reception?

Apartments in this lovely old renovated Georgian building.

Westgate Gardens.  A private group of dwellings with lovely gardens but I did get permission
to photograph there from the lady carrying her dog.  I'd met her earlier in the town. 

Nikon Z50 + 16-50 lens.