Thursday, 5 September 2013

Stamford High School

The New Charter Academy, or more commonly known as Stamford High School.

It was built in 1932 on Mossley Road Ashton-under-Lyne, originally a boys school. In 1970 it merged with Mossley Road and Heginbottom Girls School. In 2008 it was renamed the New Charter Academy when it joined with Hartshead Sports College. And now it is being demolished.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Marsden, Yorkshire.

Model village made from metal.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Trams in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Well, they’re almost here. These two trams were being tested today. I asked the guy when they’d be running for the general public and he couldn’t tell me because of: ‘health and safety reasons’ ... Ah right, ok then.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

View from Stockport Road

View from Stockport Road, Mossley. Looking down towards the Trans-Pennine rail route and Manchester Road beyond that.


Took a trip out on the push bike and passed Marsden Town Hall.
Nice place Marsden. Kirklees, Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Bagged Horse!

Why does the horse have a bag on its head. Is it just a very ugly horse?
View from Thornley lane, Grotton.

View from Saddleworth

Some houses of Moorside on the right. Oldham in the distance and Manchester on the horizon.

Monday, 12 August 2013

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion – Riders branch, comes to Ashton-under-Lyne.

Outside the town hall.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Giant Plants!


These ‘weeds’ look to be a common type you see around, but I’ve never seen them this big! The bike in the picture gives some idea of their size. But I reckon they were some eight feet tall. I found them growing on Lower Wharf Street, Ashton-under-Lyne.

Following a bit of Googling, I believe they might be:
Giant hogweed, credit hockadilly.
Anyone know for sure?

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Duke of Lancaster Regiment

Duke of Lancaster Regiment parade through Ashton centre.
The Police bomb squad search the grids before the parade.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Oldham Metrolink

The railway station in Oldham Mumps has been replaced by this new Metrolink stop. The line runs from Rochdale, through Shaw and Oldham then onto Manchester Victoria.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Copenhagen view


View from the Round Tower (Rundetårn) in Copenhagen.  It was an Astronomical observatory, back in the day.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Nyhavn - two versions!

Another pic of Nyhavn in Copenhagen, but this one is a little different. The top one is made of Lego (made in Denmark) and the bottom one is the real thing! Pretty dam close I’d say.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Multicultural Copenhagen.

Taken at the Copenhagen Carnival.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Oslo, Norway.

Imaginary buildings in Oslo.
They are doing work behind the sheets and use these them to mask the work.

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Nyhavn or ‘New Harbour’. This is the touristy bit that you have to go to when you visit Copenhagen.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Cafe Norden

A slightly Photoshopped picture of Cafe Norden on Amagertorv, which is along Strøget  ‘the shopping street’  in Copenhagen centre.   

Monday, 12 March 2012

strange bike

What’s this then. It is half a tandem?

There are many strange bikes cycling round Copenhagen, but this is an odd ball for sure!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Bikes in Copenhagen

Safe bike storage system in Copenhagen.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Winter sun

The first sleet of this winter briefly appears in Aarhus. The winters sun tries to make it’s presence felt over the church spires.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

hot air balloons over Aarhus

Caught these hot air balloons floating over my apartment in Aarhus and on out to the sea.  

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Long weekend in Copenhagen

Pic of the Nyhavn (New Harbour) in Copenhagen. Usually you see this harbour road from street level. It’s one of the ‘can’t be missed’ places. But here is one from the sea.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

 So here we are. Stuck in a Danish office on a Saturday (Lørdag) with a tin of salmon, and no tin opener.
The resourceful ex-boy-scout finds a really heavy part on an old ATM an the knife that he did remember to bring. And bashed the knife through the tin. Dinner was had. Result.

Monday, 6 June 2011

The bike shed

One of the many bike sheds around Aarhus. It’s always this full. And for those that don’t know Aarhus (Denmark), it’s built on a very large hill, so cycling here is certainly not popular due to the flat land. It’s the plentiful cycling infrastructure and dedicated bike lanes that are the reason. Most bike lanes are separate from the roads. And it’s not been an easy task to install them. They are virtually all retrofitted as the place was not originally designed with bike lanes. Actually the work is ongoing, they are still installing lanes where non currently exist. Proof that it can be done.
The bike shed is by Bruuns shopping centre.  

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sculptures, probably.


I cycled over to the Exhibition ground in Aarhus and found these, err Sculptures, they are calling them.
When did Shipping Containers stuck in the sand become art!

Interesting though I guess...  

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Emerald Princess

Jesus! Look what I found in my back garden! This is bloody enormous!

I did wonder why there were so many Japanese/Chinese/Americans in Aarhus last night.

Balcony view


Just a random video shot from the balcony of my apartment.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Classic Race Aarhus

Went to the Classic Race Aarhus on Sunday. They race all sorts of formula round a closed road circuit.
Difficult to get pics from behind the safety fence but here are a few snaps.

I know I’m meant to be a rabid cyclist, but I love watching cars race as sport. I just don’t see them as much use as day to day transport.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

classic cars

Next weekend the is a classic car race on some closed public roads in Aarhus. They are already showing some of the cars in the courtyard by the Cathedral.