Opened in February 2019, this is the new library on Pott Street in Altrincham. Growing up in Altrincham, I visited the old Stamford New Road library many times. This is a dramatic improvement. The old library was dark and cramped. The new library is modern, bright and inviting. Exploring inside, I particularly liked the community meeting rooms and collaborative working spaces. The wooden and bronze book sculpture in front of the library entrance is also wonderful. Called Eudaemonium, this sculpture is 13 foot tall and by artist Stephen Broadbent.
Traditionally bunting is strings of colourful triangular flags of fabric. This example shows the Union Jack bunting. The Union Jack is the national flag of the United Kingdom. It was photographed in Altrincham market. The Old Market Place is thought to stand on the site of the original town settlement. There has been a market here for hundreds of years. In the last few years it has become a very popular spot for food and locally made goods.
This was the second or third time I had been to the Deer Park at Dunham with my camera and actually found the deer. This beautiful creature was sat near a wall and was quite comfortable with me getting close. I hadn’t ever seen a deer sat down like this before. Just as I captured this photograph the deer got up and walked away from me, turning around I noticed another two photographers had joined me and we were obviously too close.
Dunham Massey Hall was built in 1616 by Sir Gerge Booth. Today the hall, gardens and surrounding park land are managed by the National Trust. It is a popular Cheshire tourist attraction with over 100,000 visitors each year. I have visited this park dozens of times having grown up in the area, but this view of the hall never seems to grow old for me. I have photographed it in all four seasons and even have a photo of it covered in snow.