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In Pictures: The wet streets of Preston

Posted on - 23rd December, 2012 - 11:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Photos

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I was in two minds about sharing these snaps I took of Preston City centre the other day.

On the one hand they portray an atmospheric urban cityscape at night, subtly lit, glowing, decidely damp yet strangley engaging. As one of my photographer friends commented ‘even miserable wet days can provide the surfaces for glittering colour reflection effects and a range of other emotion-laden saturation’s’

On the other hand, this is Preston. At Christmas.

The images reflect the terrible weather that has been soaking most of the country. But where are the Christmas lights? And festive reverllers? Remember this is the center of the City centre.

I thought it a shame that Preston’s Flag Market was relitively empty for most of the run up to Christmas. We had a weekend of entertainment and the Tundra ‘pop-up’ bar was a valiant effort (well done the Continental). But in previous years we witnessed a big wheel or a skating rink helping to attract shoppers. Other towns and cities seem to be able to put on a show of sorts. Why can’t Preston?

Oh, Merry Christmas by the way!

What are your thoughts of Christmas in Preston? Would you have liked to see more festive entertainment in the city centre? Let us know in the comments below.

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