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Sunday, 30 April 2006

Did Poe Drink Here?

As it's a Bank Holiday again, today's photo is of another city centre based pub. This one is called The Pit and the Pendulum. From its name, you can imagine that it has a gothic interior and is only open during the night. Only kidding! The pub does have regular opening hours.

Saturday, 29 April 2006

Let's do Lunch

The owners of Iguanas Resturant were rather optimistic earlier in the week, as they had set out their outdoor dining area, ready for the warmer weather. It obviously did the trick, as although it had been very overcast, the sun has been shining quite well since Wednesday. Hopefully it will continue over the Bank Holiday period.

Monday, 24 April 2006

The Martians Have Landed!

Last Thursday, Gail and I went to the Nottingham Arena to se the stage version of Jeff Wayne's musical version of HG Wells' War of the Worlds. It was a fantastic show with a live 48 piece orchestra, a rock band and live performaces from Justin Hayward and Russel Watson, who has taken over as the parson from the late, great Phil Lynott. Together with a computer animation film, a talking Richard Burton head and a 40ft high working model of a tripod. The show is currently touring the UK, and I throughly recommend it for a great night out.

Saturday, 15 April 2006

Read All About It

I know it's not a traditional Easter photo, but a lot of people will be visiting their local, or not so local pub today for Sunday lunch & a pint. This particular hostelry is located at the London Road end of Canal Street. I have never drunk there yet, and I don't know how it got it's name, as the Nottingham Evening Post's offices before it's move, was located a couple of miles away. It may not be around in the near future, as the whole area surrounding the pub is due for redevelopment.

Friday, 14 April 2006

The Sign of Life

Following on from yesterday's photo of Manly Beach, here is a snap of the information board about the resort. It tells you about the development of the area, together with a photo of how it looked in the 1920's.

Thursday, 13 April 2006

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

As it's been very cloudy & rainy this past week, the opportunity of taking some reasonable photos has been somewhat reduced. So to cheer my visitors up, I thought I would show a photo of Manly Beach in Sydney that I took in February, to remind everyone that sunny, warm days do exist, and that hopefully it won't be too long before we get some here.

Tuesday, 11 April 2006

Pie and a Pint

This round building used to be part of the old General Hospital site, which dominated the area close to the Castle. A lot of it was demolished 20 odd years ago, and new office blocks or apartments built in its place. But there are many parts of it that still remain and have been converted for other uses. This one is a bar resturant, where they now serve the other kind of pint!

Monday, 10 April 2006

Life's Taxing

Todays photo is of the Inland Revenue building, which is located off Castle Boulevard. It was built on the site of some old railway lines, which can be seen in the film 'Saturday Night, Sunday Morning' with Albert Finney. Talking of films, the building featured in Dennis Potter's final TV film 'Cold Lazarus', which was made in 1996; and also starred Albert Finney!

Sunday, 9 April 2006

One for the Road

Walking past my office on Friday, I noticed these two cars parked closeby, obviously enjoying a pint or two in the spring sunshine. Hopefully they didn't take to the roads afterwards, as everyboy knows you shouldn't drink and drive.

Friday, 7 April 2006

BT Phone Home

The sight of red telephone boxes on our streets may be a thing of the past soon, with BT's recent decision to phase them out, due to people not really using them anymore as everyone has a mobile phone now. I think this is a shame, as it is a reasuring feature of Britain, and one that tourists look for. This one is tucked away on Lenton Road, close to the Castle.

Monday, 3 April 2006

Down Town

I live in Beeston, which is a suburb of Nottingham. I try and take a photo everyday of something that catches my eye, be it a building or object. The photo here is of the city centre with St Mary's Church in the background. It was taken from the castle, which isn't really a castle, it's more like a stately home. If you're lucky, I may add a photo of it here someday soon!

Saturday, 1 April 2006

The Joke's on You

Some of you may think that I took this photo in Switzerland or some similar European ski resort during the winter months. Can you guess its location?

I actually took this inside a shopping centre in Dubai. 'Ski Dubai' opened late last year in a new mall not far from Jumariah Beach. Besides all the designer named shops, including Harvey Nicks, they have a ski slope on the top floor. The locals have nick-named it the "pan-handle", due to the unusual shape of the roof.