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Blackpool memories, Monkey sales?, Explored + Frontpage!

So I had this shot of the tower and pier, I thought it kind of reminded me of a postcard that we bought back from Blackpool one year when I was young..

 

Did so many different processed versions of this, I've just pulled this one out, the idea was that I wanted to colour process it to have the feel of the postcard that I remember, having said that it looks more digital again on flickr, maybe ok in lightbox, cant win...was just an idea.

 

This picture card was the sort of thing I bought back from the resort as a child, but amazingly, I’m told at the same time you could buy monkeys and miner birds, real live ones! to take home, I'm told that sellers would walk up the golden mile walking dozens of Monkeys that you could buy, can’t imagine that happening today can you?

 

The grade I listed Blackpool tower in shot, can be seen from a 30 mile radius, was opened to the public in 1894, is inspired by the Eiffel Tower and is 518ft, bit expensive to enter these days, but can make a day out, I've been there a couple of times, once I was really impressed by the circus, although another childhood memory was crushed, they paraded vintage looking mechanical elephants, my memory was of real elephants, which I suspect they never were, oh well.

 

Have a great day.

 

Comments, faves and constructive crit., always very welcome, graphics not preferred

 

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Taken on October 25, 2010