“197/365 160” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA There’s all sorts of lovely things to see at Nottingham Arboretum, including – as you’d expect – plenty of trees. There are also a good few little sculptures like this one dotted around too. I was here today to guest with a brass band for a…… Continue reading 197/365 160
“93/365 Proud” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Nottingham has a pair of lions guarding our impressive Council House in Market Square. They are Left Lion and Right Lion, and they are often used for climbing practice by the young and old of Nottingham alike. Ruby prefers Right Lion it seems.
“92/365 Highfield’s Park” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Beeston is lucky to have so many green spaces nearby. One of my favourites just happens to be Highfield’s Park, a lovely lake with wooded areas, a play park and several arts spaces. The lake is home to plenty of waterfowl, including a family of…… Continue reading 92/365 Highfield’s Park
“86/365 Tiles” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I like to vary my commute route. I love to walk along the canal, but if I decide to take the shorter route along the main roads I happen to walk past Priory Church in Dunkirk. The church looks like pretty much any other church around…… Continue reading 86/365 Tiles
https://flic.kr/p/SCvnJZ I have a number of possible routes into work, mostly on foot, and some of these take me down to the canal. I decided to walk this way this morning, because it is a longer journey and my sister and challenged me to a step contest on Garmin Connect. I couldn’t let her win,…… Continue reading 68/365 By the canal
https://flic.kr/p/RoCT1z The big wheel that cannot be named ‘The Nottingham Eye’ is back in Market Square. It is very large. I took this on the way back from a very entertaining work outing at ‘Escapologic’ in Castle Gate. We had two teams – three lads and four ladies. Us lads did ‘The Butcher’ – a…… Continue reading 62/365 Big Wheel
https://flic.kr/p/RLFW5Q My commute to work takes me along University Boulevard to Dunkirk (not that one). I usually take the underpass next to the Primary School, but the path on that side is being replaced, so I have to walk along the University Side for now. This takes me under Dunkirk Flyover at the road crossing.…… Continue reading 53/365 Dunkirk Flyover
https://flic.kr/p/RC2AF8 I had a night out with the boys tonight so got to stroll through Market Square during the later evening. They’ve started constructing the big Ferris wheel that cannot be called ‘The Nottingham Eye’. It’s an impressive structure. We’ve been in this during previous appearances and the view from the top is stunning. I…… Continue reading 27/365 Definitely not an Eye
https://flic.kr/p/RwcdY6 Over the last few years Beeston (along with many parts of Nottingham) has had a considerable amount of disruption due to the construction of Phase 2 of the NET Tram network. We all hated it when it was being built, but it has been up and running for just over a year now and…… Continue reading 24/365 Tracks
https://flic.kr/p/QcqMdm The weather has been uniformly rubbish all year, with only a few glances of sunshine. It’s not even provided any decent snow around here; we’ve just had grey clouds, drizzle and a bit of fog. Rubbish. There was a bit more fog about than usual this morning so I diverted through Highfields Park on…… Continue reading 23/365 F in Freezing
https://flic.kr/p/QU7fjq I don’t smoke, never have, and I don’t vape. I don’t understand the point of it. However, people seem to enjoy it and there have been a number of shops popping up all over the place to sell people machines and liquids that help them with their new addiction. This shop, Cloud 57, has…… Continue reading 11/365 Just Vape
https://flic.kr/p/qR3goz 9th February 2015 Nottingham University has this prominent bust of Sir Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent, outside its gates at Highfield Park. Sir Jesse was one of the University’s most famous benefactors and one of the local area’s more memorable residents. Who hasn’t heard of Boot’s eh?