Weekly Photo Challenge – Humanities

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I couldn’t find anything that fit the theme this week so I opted to go for the word humanities instead. My home town of Blackpool has such a bad reputation it has almost become a caricature of itself.  At first viewing if you did not live here would you know I had taken this in Blackpool town center?

There is another side to this town which is a far cry from the kiss me quick hats of old that has long since bred the drunken stag and hens, lipstick police TV shows and lovers of hot tubs which we appear to be more widely known for.

That exists and rightly so but this town is also brimming to bursting point with culture, art and talent that is only just now bubbling to the surface.

Humanities – Learning concerned with human culture, especially literature, history, art, music, and philosophy.

Trust me, scratch the surface.

WPC – Texture 2

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with clouds, the sea and sunsets. So I couldn’t let this challenge pass by without trying to get at least one or two of those things in and you never know, I may try yet for the third. I took these two photographs tonight from the upstairs bedroom and kicked myself for not thinking to head down to the beach for the sunset, because judging from the bit of sky we can see from the house it looked like it was quite a spectacular one tonight.  Clouds of course always give us beautiful textures.

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