Giant Toast Rack


Doesn’t look like a toast rack?

Ok, it isn’t but it is a Manchester architectural landmark and it’s known as the toast rack  – you can read, and see, why here.

Linked to Geometric Friday.
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The Look of Hallowe’en

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Ljubljana Castle is looking especially spooky here – Happy Hallowe’en everyone!

Linked to Skywatch Friday.
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Manchester Town Hall

Manchester’s neo-Gothic Town Hall, built in 1877, has some fine windows.


Here’s a quick peek from inside too:

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Linked to Lingering Look at Windows.
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Take a Test Drive on the Ljubljanica



Linked to One Word Photo: Scarlet.
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Cordoba and the City of london


This sculpture of a cordwainer stands in the Ward of Cordwainer in the City of London, the area known for its shoe making back in the Middle Ages.  The finest leather was imported from Cordoba in Spain, and this led not just to good shoes, but to the coining of the name for both the area and the trade.

The bronze statue is the work of Alma Boyes.  It was unveiled in 2002 in Bow Churchyardbut now stands just outside St Mary Aldermary Church on Watling Street, a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Ljubljana Castle From Below

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 63

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photo(s) taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.


My views this week are gazing up at Ljubljana Castle.  Next week, I’ll take you to the top, but for now, let’s enjoy the views from town.


There is so much to look at down below that you may not always notice the castle, but it is visible from many angles.



I’ll finish with a close up of the tower from the castle area itself.



The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Welcome to week 63 and a huge thank you for last week‘s entries. Given teh recent events in Canada my pick of the week has to be the beautifully captured maple leaf.  It was another week of inspiring entries – than you all so much for your inspiration.  You can see all of the entries from this and previous weeks on my Pinterest board if you have missed any.

All are welcome; do please share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and click above to enter your link and view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will be open for a week.

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This is no Budget!

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.”
— George W. Bush

A selection of numbers from around the world:


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