Tuesday 7 April 2015

A Dinosaur in Hyde

On Easter Saturday some dinosaurs visited Hyde and roamed around town. The first arrived on the Civic Square about 10.45am. More came later and by mid-afternoon the place was crowded with people enjoying the market festivities.

I've been posting a daily photo of Hyde now for nine years with only a few days missing. Five years ago I put Hyde Daily Photo Vol. 1 (2006-2011) into archive mode. Now I am putting Vol. 2 into archive mode.

I shall continue to post photos of Hyde on Hyde Xtra but not necessarily every day. That blog was originally started by a spammer who copied many of the City Daily Photo Blogs. After a concerted effort the blog was closed down and I took over the URL in 2009 as a place to post extra photographs. If you have previously linked to us on your side-bar or elsewhere please update the link to follow Hyde Xtra.

I will still be posting periodically on all my other blogs and uploading photos to the Geograph Britain & Ireland project where you can contact me via my profile page.

This post is a contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Sunday 5 April 2015

Shadows over the College

Trees cast shadows over the Stockport Road, Hyde Campus of Tameside College.

Hyde College on Stockport Road, Gee Cross opened around 1960. It later became part of Tameside College and was closed in the early 2000s. Having been in mothballs for many years the site is now being sold in order to help fund a super college in Ashton-under-Lyne and despite being on Green Belt land a planning application has been made for an estate of 40 houses to be built on the site.

See another photograph of the site on Hyde Xtra.

A contribution to
Shadow Shot Sunday;
Blue Monday;
signs, signs

Saturday 4 April 2015

Undertaker's car park under water

After heavy rain the car parking space for the undertakers on the corner of Market Street and Dowson Road is inundated by a huge puddle.

The reflection on the right is of the back of a house on Thornley Street, while the trees on the left are on Dowson Road.

See a wider, coloured view on Geograph.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White and Weekend Reflections.

Friday 3 April 2015

And a plane flies by

Behind the rear of the library building in Hyde as featured in last Tuesday's post, a Manchester bound plane flies by as a flue-pipe releases a plume of smoke or hot air up into the clouds.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 2 April 2015

Spice is nice

The side of the herbs and spices kiosk is splattered with signs advertising all sorts of stuff. I'm not sure what some of the things actually are but the stall has being going for over 21 years so it is obviously doing a lot of people some good.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday 1 April 2015

My Camera-Shy Self Portrait

On the first day of every month the City Daily Photo Community comes together publishing photos from around the world with their interpretation of a chosen theme. Your Camera-Shy Self Portrait is the theme for April 1st.

I took this reflective shot in the window of the Cotton Bale public house when it was closed for refurbishment a few weeks ago.

See more contributions to the theme at this link.

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Library Car Park on Union Street

This car park, viewed from the end of Ward Street, is on the site of the former Hyde Baths which opened in 1889 and closed in 1984 and was later demolished. On the left is the former Hyde Library with buildings at the rear which have been variously used as a college and for council services. Library services have now been moved to the Town Hall which is visible beyond the corner of the car park.

More information can be found on Hyde Xtra.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday and ABC Wednesday.