Traction Engines at May Day Steam Rally – Flixton

Traction Engines at May Day Steam Rally - Flixton

This morning I got up early and headed over to Flixton. This was the 25th Anniversary of the May Day Steam Rally at Abbotsfield Park in Flixton. The weather yesterday was really sunny but sadly I couldn’t go then, so I had to make it this morning instead. There was a light rain in the air and there were a lot of photographic distractions. I got a few photos of various fair graphics but I thought I would share this photo with you. The picture shows about half a dozen Traction Engines steaming up.

Sea Lion with Fish in his mouth

Sea Lion with Fish in his mouth

It has been planned for a few weeks, in actual fact I was meant to go to the zoo back in October but because of the weather I didn’t. So I decided just to go whatever the weather. Claire packed a great picnic and headed out to Chester. There was a light rain which died down soon after lunch. I took over a hundred photos but nothing really special. I like this photo below but it’s a pity you can’t see this male Sea Lions eyes.

Central Park Pond – New York City

Central Park Pond - New York City

My last day in New York so I wanted the make sure it was the best. Did a little shopping and then dragged Mike back up to Central Park to find the pond I had seen some great pictures taken from. We were both very thankful that we made the effort as the area of the park we found was stunning (as the picture below shows). To the right of this picture was a small bridge over the pond and an ice rink.

5th Ave Skyscrappers New York

5th Ave Skyscrappers New York

Walked down to the east side to visit the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) but got there a little early so walked across the 5th Ave and visited the National Basket Ball (NBA) store and also went into the Disney store. MOMA was really great and there was a lot of extremely interesting and inspirational art and design pieces. I then took the subway downtown to see ground zone and take a few photos. I spent the rest of the day shopping around Macys, the Empire State Building and 5th Ave. The photo below was taken from outside the New York Central Library. That evening I walked back to Time Square for even more shopping.