38 Replies to “Darwen Market Hall In The Snow”

    1. The area where the bird is used to be an outdoor market. The old one from childhood that haunted my dreams for many years was open and atmospheric; the one that followed it, concrete and less so.

      1. I just seem to remember canvas covered stalls and exploring the area when it wasn’t market day. I’m sure it was an art school trip so it would have been the late 1970s.

  1. Really lovely. According to my family tree some of my ancestors originated in Lancashire, England. I would love to see it some day. Enjoy the snow!!

    1. We are still enjoying snow, gingerly, as it’s treacherous underfoot. Lancashire is a historic place with lots of beautiful countryside, although the county has shrunk considerably from what would now be called its ceremonial boundaries.

      1. I do like a bit of snow in the winter. We are having cold frosty nights just now

    1. There are two views about the metal bird which recently alighted in Darwen. Some would say it looks like it has been plucked. The artist explains he was not interested in the feathers – the lack of feathers symbolises the loss of manufacturing industry, particularly cotton. The metal has been woven. The bird is a peregrine falcon in a nod to those that nested at the top of our disused, but strikingly decorative India Mill chimney for many years.

  2. That looks so pretty and festive too, with the Christmas tree. The hilly setting and the town itself both look lovely and the snow just adds a little touch of magic! 🙂

    1. It is hard to convey the hilliness with an iPhone – the lens has a way of flattening everything. For the first one, I was ‘leaning on a lamp-post at the corner of the street’ as dusk started to fall and hoping for the best. I was pleased how it turned out.

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