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Bolton, Greater Manchester as the national media imagines it.

By philtaylorphoto  
24 November 2019. The Derby Street area of Bolton, taken from the tower of Bolton Parish Church. The area has a high level of deprivation, and is home to many of the local Asian community.

Because all of Greater Manchester is built on steep streets, most of the population are Muslims, it rains constantly, and we cough continually because of Covid 19, and the smoke from our mill chimneys and terraced houses. Matt Hancock omitted to tell us not to meet friends in our gardens, becauise, as you can see they don't exist.

A local councillor said that ALL the Coronavirus was caused by members of the BAME communirty and 43,000 illegal immigrants. The population is around 250,000, so presumably easy to spot?

Tags: Photo journalism Mosque Bolton Islam Muslims

Voters: mike9005, bobpaige1, MediumSizeUnavailable and 13 more


mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2294 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2020 9:51PM
Those windows are eyes looking back at us accusingly. Matt Hancock would not see them.
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1741 England
1 Aug 2020 10:13PM
But then, Matt Hancock hasn't been to Barnard Castle to get his sight tested.
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
1 Aug 2020 10:33PM
Sight tested? This was the most miserable shot I've ever taken. It was like Grade 0 Ilford bromide paper on the original.

It's a. by product of when the Cube student accommodation went on fire. We had gained access to the Parish Church tower, which at150 feet has been nicknamed the stone drone.

The real aim of the exercise was to see inside the shell of the building with a 300mm and 2X on a crop body. It was misty, and raining, so didn't really come off.

Meanwhile hatred and bigotry alive in Bolton

gconant Plus
9 31 1 United States
2 Aug 2020 12:38AM
A great image,and a very sat commentary on the state fo things.
We certainly have our share of hatred and bigotry on this side of the pond, unfortunately.
We, again unfortunately, have a leader who is unable to tell whether what he is saying is the truth or a lie.

philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
2 Aug 2020 12:52AM
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
2 Aug 2020 12:53AM
Nobody going to liken the colour palate to Lowry?
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1741 England
2 Aug 2020 9:15PM
But there are no matchstalk men...
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
2 Aug 2020 9:19PM
That's because we are all obese now, and struck down with Coronavirus.

It would be interesting to see if inside the M25 gets more than two hours notice via Twitter.
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
3 Aug 2020 9:51AM

See, it is grim up North
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1741 England
3 Aug 2020 12:15PM
I often wonder about our pollution levels, with the M5/M6 junction at the edge of the borough...
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
3 Aug 2020 12:22PM
Lead levels in children living near the MY in Birmingham was the catalyst for the introduction of unleaded petrol.

The picture is actually very misleading. It's taken through about a mile of rain with a 300mm lens on a crop body. No wonder it looks so hazy.

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