Maryport 2

By mrswoolybill
Artwork pasted onto a boarded-up shop front – flat surfaces, nothing else. Retail reality and illusion, in Glorious Technicolor this time.
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Tags: Street photography Cumbria Photo journalism Street Architecture Street art Maryport

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20 Nov 2019 7:48AM
Illusions are crucial to the maintenance of life functions..
~ Sheila Ballantyne
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
20 Nov 2019 7:54AM
I think i liked this one even better than the mono!
Good work!

Arne Smile
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 8:00AM
Bet the window cleaner gets a surprise. Well seen and photographed Moira.
20 Nov 2019 8:02AM
Still looks bleak.
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
20 Nov 2019 8:11AM
Did you meet Sue R and her husband Phil while you were there?
They sold up, bought a boat and are moored in Maryport.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
20 Nov 2019 8:12AM
Reality and illusion.....very apt in the current political atmosphere.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 8:13AM

Quote:Still looks bleak.

I have a feeling that colour looks bleaker, because the detail centre / left shows up better.

Quote:Did you meet Sue R and her husband Phil while you were there?
They sold up, bought a boat and are moored in Maryport.

No - we were trying to remember the name of the member who lives there though!
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 8:16AM
It got my eyes working for a bit, Moira.

Very good.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
20 Nov 2019 8:28AM
No 'bags for life' there? 😁😁
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 8:28AM
Difficult times for the retail trade.

saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
20 Nov 2019 8:44AM
Blingy bags - all that glitters is not gold...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 8:59AM
Thanks folks.
I think I shall mention at this stage that our local high street currently has two empty shop premises but both have been taken - one will be opening up before the end of the month, the other is held up by legal complications on the leasehold. Then, fingers crossed, we shall have that rarest of phenomena, a high street without any empty shops.
It's partly down to a campaign to persuade every resident to shop locally at least once a week. It does work...
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
20 Nov 2019 9:27AM
very good again ...prefer it to to the mono version
KingBee Plus
15 548 2 Scotland
20 Nov 2019 9:38AM
A story of our times.
20 Nov 2019 9:41AM
An amazing piece of art work and very well captured, Moira. I prefer the mono version but, this one is more real. If that makes sense?

mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
20 Nov 2019 10:36AM
A picture in two part's? One bleak and the other more hopeful?
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
20 Nov 2019 12:19PM
So realistic. I do prefer this colour version 👍
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
15 34 59 United States
20 Nov 2019 12:29PM
Yes, color speaks to the reality of the situation. I hope the plan to reinvigorate the town succeeds.
20 Nov 2019 12:42PM
Depressing isn't it? However the image is fascinating and has entertainingly addled the old optics along with the inadequate bean. Somewhere in what I think is my complete collection of 'Mark Steel Goes to Town' he visits a place blighted by similarly boarded up shop fronts. While pottering in the shed I will run through the episodes and let you know which one it is. (It's on the trendily named 'Sounds' app; presumably iPlayer Radio was too functional a name for it. (Grumpy old git strikes again!) I trust you listened to this week's ISIHAC? Pippa Evans and Miles Jupp do a good turn with a song and Steven Fry's glorious wit at the end sparked a convulsive LOL moment! SmileSmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 1:44PM
Thanks folks, and thanks Bob for the UA.
Graham, ISIHAC is compulsory listening, and Steven Fry has entered into the risqué spirit of it with commendable recklessness.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
20 Nov 2019 4:07PM
I could step into that. Clever.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
20 Nov 2019 7:43PM
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 776 England
20 Nov 2019 7:45PM
High Streets aredepressing places.
I had occasion to walk thriugh Stafford town centre last week and there are a lot of empty units.

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