Preston in a Different Light: A Photo Essay

Posted on - 22nd December, 2013 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Observations, Photos, Preston City Centre

firey sky


Love it or loath it, the City of Preston can be quite beautiful/dramatic/colourful when the great man in the sky decides to entertain us with spectacular evening (or morning) skies.

And we have seen more than our fair share of stunning atmospheric Preston skies over the past few weeks.

Not very romantic but it’s mostly due to a dirty atmosphere where pollution is present but we do get to see pretty colours like red, oranges and yellows and also see what effect they have on our buildings and landscapes.

As you can see in the selection of pictures here the colourful skies can enhance and improve Preston sights when caught at the right angle.

Here the ‘banana buildings’ high-rise flats in Avenham take on an even more vivid custard tinge in the light of the setting sun:


An almost apocalyptic sunset casts fire down Ring Way amongst the passing cars and emergency vehicles:


Something as mundane as electricity pylons take on a statuesque feel in the full glow of setting Sun:


The grey concrete of the building we know as Preston Bus Station & Car Park takes on a bit of welcome colour late into the afternoon:


Even the great looking Harris Museum becomes even more impressive when touched by the soft orange rays of the dying Sun:


These are my own photographs but we will be featuring images and/or collections from other contributors to the Flickr Preston Group. So why not have go and submit your own pictures and share with us all

Preston in pictures The Station, Preston. 1539Adelphi quarter , preston , 23.06.2022St Walburge's Church, preston 23.06.2022Former Tithebarn pub and Preston Bus StationHarris Museum and Art GalleryRed telephone boxesRed telephone box on Market StreetPreston 2022 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

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