Visited Derby to show some of my photos to (Prof.) Paul Hill and a decent-sized group of photographers and photo-enthusiasts at a FORMAT session at the QUAD arts centre.
Walking from Derby railway station to QUAD I naturally took the opportunity to take a few snaps. I did not have time enough to dawdle but it was fun to capture a few fleeting, and contradictory impressions. I was really impressed by the town. Can't wait to get back for another visit.
From the station I took this well-lit "boulevard", with it generous cycle lanes.
A busy thoroughfare. It was about 17:45 and several people we hurrying home with their shopping.
I was thinking about my "night-walking" project and the 'gendered' nature of my pleasure in my midnight rambling.
Then I entered the underpass that took me intu Derby.
INTU -- or INTU DERBY -- is huge, brightly-lit shopping complex in Derby city centre. I had to pass through at speed.
I loved the lighting throughout the mall and the fact that many of the cafés had walls of glass. Several were just below feet level. What a feast!
Outside, very bright lights lit up this 'sculpture'.
My camera was set to a fairly slow shutter speed when these two reared up out of the dark.
As in other town centres, café chains have developed some beautiful corner sites.
That's it! QUAD arts centre and my destination on this occasion.
I wished I had time to stop for refreshments in the posh café.
We were a big group at this 'show-and-tell' photography event. But only one of the attendees sat conveniently under such a bright light.
I took a different, more direct route back to the station and had to hurry all the way. Here, I was just rushing past the bus queue. It was about 20:35.
More bright lights. Irresistible.
Almost back to the station. If I had tIme I would have stopped for a pint.
That's all folks. I need to get back with a bit of time to take a better look.