Author Archives: Drew Whitworth

Brooklyn Garage

Thursday 18th December 2014, 9.20am (day 1,211)

Brooklyn garage, 18/12/14

I dunno, you wait ages for a garage to come along and then there’s two in a week. Prosaic trading establishments of Hebden Bridge is definitely the theme of the moment.

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Maskill’s, the butcher

Wednesday 17th December 2014, 8.30am (day 1,210)

Maskills, 17/12/14

A dull December day in both senses, spent working at home, so little to photograph. It’s about time Maskill’s got on here anyway; a fine butcher’s shop, which supplies meat from its own farm down the road at reasonable prices. Remember, the moronocrats would rather places like this didn’t exist and we all shopped with Sainsbury’s. That’s why they’re called the moronocracy.

This shot’s not that technically great but I like it because of the two shadowy figures, however it’s also a sign of how dark it remains now until well past 8.30 each morning. Depressing.

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The back of the Palace Hotel, Manchester

Tuesday December 16th 2014, 9.45am (day 1,209)

Palace hotel, 16/12/14

Manchester’s last opportunity to get onto the blog this year, a chance it takes with relative aplomb. The Palace used to be an office building for an insurance company. The interior has featured on the blog at one point in the past.

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Monday 15th December 2014, 12.40pm (day 1,208)

Squirrel foraging, 15/12/14

Day trip down South for my annual appearance at the Rose Bruford College exam board. A year ago tomorrow I snapped one of Lamorbey Park’s colony of parakeets, here is another resident of that green space. I did have a carefully composed urban scene taken outside King’s Cross as well, but I’ve done a few of those lately, so let’s go with the cute foraging rodent.

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Making pasta

Sunday 14th December 2014, 5.25pm (day 1,207)

Making pasta, 14/12/14

It would be lovely if I had been able to head off to some dramatic windswept coastal spot or gone up a mountain or made some other such photogenic opportunity. But I did tell you it wasn’t going to be an exciting weekend. So, courtesy of the self-timer, here’s me making dinner again. And yes, I can do pasta from scratch, it’s not that difficult.

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Ice landscape

Saturday 13th December 2014, 12.45pm (day 1,206)

Ice landscape, 13/12/14

As had grown on a car bonnet (hood) today — and note the time. This was the coldest day of 2014 I think.

Mind you I still haven’t actually touched snow since 21st January 2013, immediately prior to my trip to Australia. Saw it at a distance on 4th February this year, but only that one time, and it’s not been underfoot again yet.

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Garage, Valley Road

Friday 12th December 2014, 4.15pm (day 1,205)

Petrol station, 12/12/14

Another one of those scenes I pass almost every day but which has never made it onto the blog until now. I like it though, the third post in eight days to basically be trying to get a certain symmetry from an everyday urban scene (so the little things which break it, the hub caps and the lamppost, irritate slightly). Don’t expect a great deal more excitement than this over the weekend, by the way.

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Graduation queue shelter, Whitworth Hall

Thursday 11th December 2014, 9.55am (day 1,204)

Graduation shelter, 11/12/14

Not a dissimilar photo to yesterday, but what the hell, let’s offer them as a tribute to Manchester; today was the end of the semester in every sense. Congratulations to the graduates, as ever…

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Manchester Central Library

Wednesday 10th December 2014, 9.35am (day 1,203)

Central Library, 10/12/14

I pictured the inside of this building a few weeks ago. It reopened earlier this year after a long refurbishment — one which fortunately began before the present government began its conscious process of eviscerating anything which smacks of a public service.

Composition dilemma — better to get the front door centered between the pillars, or the pillar’s shadow? I went for the shadow…

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Peter Hook

Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8.50pm (day 1,202)

Peter Hook, 9/12/14

So, this is Peter Hook. Bass player with Joy Division (who then became New Order), the greatest rock band ever to walk the surface of the Earth. Playing in my home town. I could walk home afterwards. it was….. worth seeing.

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