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Louisa Walking Trail

By TrevBatWCC    
Heading onwards and upwards towards the city centre, I happened to look down and spotted this sticker on the pavement. I've seen a few more since seeing this around the centre, and curious to know what it's all about, did an internet search.
Louisa Fennell (1847-1930) was a famous but forgotten female artist from Wakefield who has been immortalised with a city centre walking trail. Louisa's watercolour paintings of Wakefield were created between 1898 & 1904 and boards showing her work (I have previously seen some of these on my travels) have been located across the city centre close to the spot which they depict, showing the changes between then and modern-day Wakefield – and things which have remained the same.
The version is courtesy of Google Maps and is a screenshot showing the trail. My image was taken of the pavement sticker indicated by the red arrow. Shall have to track down some of these boards when I go uptown shopping and grab some shots with the iPhone…
(images taken 31/05/2021)

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Wakefield Specialist and abstract Pavement Sticker Lousia Walking Trail

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cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2021 10:53AM
What a lovely idea! Well done Wakefield and thank you for sharing it Trev.

Louisa isn't forgotten now! We will all be googling!

17 Jun 2021 11:02AM
Great idea, thanks for all the info, I'll have to check her out.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Jun 2021 11:03AM
Head West, young man! 😁😁
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
17 Jun 2021 11:22AM
Well seen and nice upload Trev.

17 Jun 2021 11:42AM
Fascinating and informative, Trev, will have to look up `Louisa Fennell and see some of her artwork, thanks for sharing her story 😀

Dave 🙂
17 Jun 2021 12:14PM
Are you following up with highlights of the walk? Maybe after Covid we could have an ephotozine 'friends and followers' walkabout there??
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
17 Jun 2021 12:30PM
Wonderful find Trev and a great idea to honour LouisaSmileSmile
Ian 😎
17 Jun 2021 12:38PM
Great find Trev, and many thanks for sharing!
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2021 12:48PM
You take in a lot of knowledge on your travels Trev.
Must check out this artist.
17 Jun 2021 1:49PM
Wonderful idea
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2021 2:40PM
Love the colours and textures in your opener. Like Kate, I should check this artist out.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.3k 77 Norway
17 Jun 2021 2:55PM
Looks as if you are going to get a lot of walking done if you follow all the trail, Trev!
17 Jun 2021 4:15PM
Very interesting and informative Tred. I shall definitely look up Louisa now.

17 Jun 2021 4:41PM
i googled for Louisa Fennell and was delighted to see her wonderful works
here's just one of them
thanks for sharing, Trev... a new and a most lovely knowledge for me
adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
17 Jun 2021 6:43PM
Off for a quick google after this comment, Trev!! What a lovely idea and always pays to look down as well as up, so very many thanks for making us aware of this have brought her back to life!!

17 Jun 2021 7:54PM
Great idea
Quote:Are you following up with highlights of the walk? Maybe after Covid we could have an ephotozine 'friends and followers' walkabout there??
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2021 2:46PM
Two fascinating images Trev. Well spotted.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin

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