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A Photostory Friday - West Walls

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walking back to the car from the church
 where my daughter 
had been performing in the senior choir

the sun was shining
in blue skies and I was
remembering how Merisi seems to 
find such great shots upon her walks

I thought I would try and look with her eye
for interesting buildings, views and reflections

these are the results of my 15 minute walk along West Walls
 the oldest street in the city which nestles along the city wall

view through leaded church window

shadow of a naked tree on old leaded window in sandstone building

West Walls

an old street lantern on West Walls

shadow of the street light

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(Don't assume all of Carlisle is like this, I also have pics of grafitti walls and boarded up buildings. These are pics of the older parts in Carlisle, my adopted home town)


  1. You found some great shots! I especially like the one through the church window.

  2. What lovely place you have here, and what great pictures too. I bet you soaked in the pride in that church where your daughter sang!

  3. I love the shadow pictures! The lamp is awesome.

  4. Those are very interesting images, Saz - You may need some of that museum space shortly, to have your own art exhibition, at this rate! xxx

  5. Wow! It must be wonderful to live in such a city with sites so beautiful! I can feel the warmth from the walls of the buildings. It's as if I can feel myself standing there by the wall with the sun in my face, smelling the moss from the bricks. You did an awesome job with the symetry of the trees, the walls, the windows and the shadows.

    Maybe you should be a photographer.

  6. Those are wonderful shots. I love them!

  7. I love old buildings too. Great photo friday

  8. Wow! What terrific images.
    I love shots through windows, the light is always so gorgeous.

  9. Wow, what a fabulous walk to have taken! I really like the 3rd from the bottom of the West Walls. So pretty and tranquil!

  10. Nice. Sometimes we have to force our eyes to see. Isn't that funny? You did great!

  11. Your photos evoke beautiful emotions. How wonderful that you are surrounded by such beauty and history. Your daughter singing there? Ah! Pure bliss!

  12. I love that first one! Great capture!!

  13. West wall shot did it for me too,

    enjoyed the walk,


  14. Good to see you back Sazzie.Wonder if I will ever manage to take a walk on the West Walls.

  15. Lovely pictures. (why are everyones pictures better than mine! Pardon my ignorance but is West Walls part of Newcastle? (Or Carlisle) I have never stopped in either yet do pieces for a motor mag!

  16. These are lovely.

    I'm always struck by how much I like looking at other people's parts of the world, especially their close neighborhoods. No doubt, some of this is just "normal" to your eye. But it is gripping to mine. I'll have to do a similar walkabout in my own neighborhood, and share the results. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. LOVE the angle of the West Wall shot .. very involving but then all of them are .. well done !

  18. lovely walk

    Here’s my photo story happy Friday!

  19. Lovely photos, it looks like it was a very beautiful day :)

  20. Beautiful....very much like merisi's magic!

  21. Very good pictures. I loved the tour. Happy Easter.

  22. Oh Saz......what beautiful words and lovely snapshots. Won't you please consider joining our "Friday Shoot-Out" gang. I would love to see your town through your eyes and lens around specific subjects that change weekly.
    Please say that you will consider joining. Please let me know at my blog so that I don't miss your answer.
    Have a blessed Easter, hope you get lots of chocky eggs :)
    Take good care and......

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  23. What beautiful pics!

    At least part of Carlisle looks like that. Perhaps you should post the graffiti parts too....just for contrast.

  24. Just back from David's .. wonderful interview ..

    Between us, I love that photo and how you've got your hand under your chin. Just want to say I pose THE VERY SAME WAY! And you look FAB!

  25. There are some lovely areas of Carlisle - but I have seen the grafitti also!
    I thought the buildings looked a bit familiar! (Born and bred cumbrian.)

    Great shots and fantastic Sunday Roast at David's!

  26. I found you through your interview. And I'm so glad I did. You're not fat, and I', mot TOO 'rinkly' either!

  27. Beautiful vignettes from a beautiful place! :-)

    (Will I make "Most Creative Comment"?)

  28. Oh, I love the street lamp reflection. I really enjoyed your Sunday Roast over at David's blog.


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