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Friday, July 25, 2008

Skywatch: Joel Lane on a Quiet Day


This is Joel Lane on a quiet day with a nice blue sky, and the Grapes Hotel still decked with scaffolding.

It wasn't quiet last Sunday when the Adamson Band led the 2008 Gee Cross Welldressing Ceremony.





They marched up to Slateacre Well and then proceeded down Joel Lane.

More about the history of the ceremony can be found on the Tameside Local History Forum website.

I have also published some photographs of the 2006 Well Dressing.

To view different skys around the world visit Skywatch Friday.

53 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely photos. The quiet certainly comes through.

imac said...

Is the Hotel still open? great shot Gerald.

bobbie said...

I lovely sky over a lovely street...and quite a band.

Pietro said...

I like both the pictures.
I remember, when I was in London, the bands playing in the parks.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Why is the scaffolding up? (Just wondering,) The sky and street look welcoming. I think I'd like to spend some time there.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I really enjoy looking at English street scenes, whatever the sky may have to offer that day. Nice Sky Watch.

Fish Whisperer said...

Great sky and I hope they are redoing the hotel.
Cheers

Julie said...

It is a lovely town that you live in, Gerald. I enjoy having you as a tour guide.

Michelle of Rambling Woods said...

I like the quiet and then the crowded...

Angie said...

A superb post! I love the band.

WillThink4Wine said...

How festive, Gerald! The town I grew up in use to have ceremonies & parades for practically everything. The only time I hear a band now is on TV or the occasional sports event.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh nice.... you did a fine job on this post!! Beautiful street.
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Raven said...

Lovely shot and I enjoyed learning all about welldressing. What a cool idea. Thanks for the links to the history, etc.

kjpweb said...

Nice one - always nice to see the English Countryside! Video is nice as well! Cheers, Klaus

Donna said...

Nice shots!

For The People said...

That looks so peacful! Great shots.

Petunia said...

Nice shot!!! Looks like a peaceful and lovely street!

Petunia's SWF

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thanks Gerald, but I'm not sure what's being done to modernize the building. I must be missing something here. ;-)

Patty said...

Very pretty sky. I love the look of the buildings.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo of the empty street scene.

Great video and music.

That crowd following the band was pretty impressive too.

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Ex-Shammickite said...

Nice quiet streets to stroll along, then perhaps a pint at the Grapes Hotel, as long as it's still open. And as long as that band doesn't appear again!

starnitesky said...

Looking peaceful now, I enjoyed the band pictures last week.

Fugazi said...

Lovely photo of the street and the sky above - looks like a beautiful place:))

Snap Catch said...

Happy weekend! Perfect one for SWF! We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.... Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

Neal said...

Lovely photos...I especially like the first one!

Carletta said...

Love how the tree branch frames the first shot!

babooshka said...

sky and scaffolding area photographers friend. I like this beacuse it's a very real, as it is shot at that moment. Why are so many British pubs called the grapes? Anone know.

Ps. I see you devised the sidebar on the ABC blog. Excellent idea, well done.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a lovely shot, will be interesting to see the hotel without the scaffolds

Sherry said...

Lovely street scene!

Kim said...

Nice, it looks like a great place!! Love the first pic!

alicesg said...

Lovely photo for SWF. Love the long alley there but it looked deserted. Nice video of the band marching past. I always love watching a parade. Have a nice weekend.

fishing guy said...

Joel Lane certainly looks very beautiful.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

This is a fantastic and lovely city!

Have a happy weekend.

julia said...

It was nice to join the march, thanks for the video. When I look at the comments now, one after another there are blogs I've never heard of, I soon got out of date!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

good morning - i'm singing your praises in my sky post today gerald - and what a change in the weather!

Jules said...

I could certainly spend a few wasted hours here!!!

Tash said...

Lovely photo of a tranquil setting. Very pleasing.

Anne-Berit said...

Very nice photo,and a nice place it seems to be!

Greyscale Territory said...

What a beautiful scene!

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

genny said...

Nice one here. Happy SWF.

magiceye said...

picturesque

Denise said...

Love these little journeys!

Old Wom Tigley said...

About time the Grapes had some changes... the band sounded great Gerald as did all the happy sounds..

JeFf & NoVa said...

WOW!!! This is amazing, you have just make my day great while looking at you friday sky watch…

It’s fantastic.. Thanks for sharing this… More for this next time.. See you around!

Happy Friday!

Knoxville Girl said...

I certainly would enjoy standing under that sky! Have a great weekend!

Andrea said...

Great pictures.

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a quaint lovely town, with a beautiful sky to boot!

Kelly said...

beauiful pictures...1st picture looks so peaceful!

Kelly

jill said...

The photo does say 'quiet day'. Samantha Brown who does a travel show in the states said on one episode that she'd give us a tip --invest in scaffolding! She said it's all over Europe in practically every town she visited.

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. Nice swf picture. It sure does look quiet.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful town and blue sky.

pts said...

beautiful photographs!

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