September 23, 2012

Walking the Prom...

We took a  walk along the  promenade the  other day ... which is not  something we do very  often.

But it was a  lovely day and so we  decided to take a look at one of the  newest features  to our sea front,  and there have been  quite a few over the  last few years.

Millions of  pounds have  been spent trying to  make Blackpool  an even bigger visitor  attraction.

And the sunshine always brings the people out to walk the front just as we did.

 This is the feature we went to see and it is different jokes,  sayings and song verses...  but it is all on the floor.

You can walk over it all and read the sayings and some of them are very funny.

We bought ice cream as we wandered around for an hour or more.

It is certainly a very cosmopolitan place and it does draw the visitors in.

Even more so when we have our annual light display otherwise known as the "Illuminations"  and that brings folks in from all over the world.

We also have an annual World Fireworks Competition and that is a free show on the Promenade over four weeks culminating in a Winner being selected at the end of that time.  Some of the displays are fantastic.


But of course our biggest attraction is our tower which is now well over 100 years old.

You can go to the very top of the building and it has a glass walk way if you are brave enough to try it.

Inside there is an aquarium, ballroom and circus ... as well as places to take the weight of your feet and people watch.

Always a fascinating pass time....

Especially here where people are on holiday and enjoying the atmosphere of this very unique place.

Hugs xx

3 comments:

  1. Hi Christina - nice to see the photos - i have stayed in blackpool a couple of times - and it certainly gets a lot of peeps - it is so so busy - i stayed at the norbreck hotel for a linedance weekend and we had a great day out in blackpool and going up the tower - still cannot make myself walk across that see thru floor though - lol

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  2. Gosh Christina, it is years since I've been to Blackpool. My in laws lived in Oldham so we were able to visit quite often, but since they died there is now no reason for us to visit the north west (we live in Oxfordshire). Maybe one of these days... Christine x

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  3. Hi Christina, Do you live in Blackpool? I live in Freckleton, just outside. The prom is really nice now and those messages are truly great, we spent a good hour looking at them all when my sister-in-law and her husband came down from The Lakes, it had been years since they had come and they were really impressed by our new Prom. I really enjoy your site and I want to wish you a lovely holiday.
    Hugs Jeannette xx

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