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1932 Plaza Cafe

Over the years I have enjoyed traditional cream teas all over the country, but in the last couple of years I have been aware of a well regarded cafe on my own doorstep.  Somehow I never seemed to get around to going, that is until yesterday.  It turns out I’ve saved the best until last.  To seemingly every last detail the Cafe at Stockport Plaza has been restored to the splendour of its opening day on 7th October 1932.  White linen, traditionally dressed waiters, modest prices, and speciality teas – what a place!  There can be little better anywhere for anyone who wants a “Brief Encounter” with the past.

Hull Marina 2008

Hull Marina 2008

The problem with Deep Sky Astro photography is it can only be done on a cloudless night when there is little moonlight.  Therefore over the years I have also enjoyed taking pictures around cities I have visited – which can be done more or less any time.  Here is the first (hopefully of many) I’m adding to my blog.  These “fountains” were only perhaps 3 or 4 inches high and I particularly liked the industrial backdrop.