15 Jan 2016

Five on Friday


We have sunshine today, although I'm sure it's cold outside. The flurry of snow and sleet didn't settle yesterday. Today I'll take a walk, which I postponed yesterday.
I'm joining in with Amy's Five on Friday.  My photos were not taken this week, but during the Christmas period. The carousel has been a regular sight for many years during the holidays and for the last few years it's been in Barker's Pool Square in Sheffield city centre where these photos were taken.








a statue in front of offices in the Barker's Pool area

City Hall, Barker's Pool is a venue for concerts and other shows

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  1. It is cold but I much prefer this, we have blue sky today and that's how I like it. Have a lovely week end yourself x

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    1. Thank you. Cold, dry weather is much healthier for us. I hope it stays that way, although I hope we don't get snow.

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  2. How wonderful to have a carousel as part of the Christmas festivities. Bright skies here too after an awful day yesterday. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  3. Lovely! Love the carousel. I remember going to a couple of concerts at the City Hall, many years ago now. Hope you too have a lovely weekend:)

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    1. The City Hall is another good venue for concerts and other events. The last time I was there was for a concert which featured schools across the city and our local grandson was involved.

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  4. Wonderful photos, Linda! The carousel is so very beautiful... It would be lovely to have a ride. :)
    I don't usually like modern/contemporary architecture, but I must say I find the building in your fourth photo very elegant.
    Enjoy the sun and have a lovely weekend! xx

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    1. The carousel is magical with all the lights on and the music playing. Office blocks often look more attractive when the sun is shining on the windows, but I agree there are too many ugly modern buildings in our cities.

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    1. It is beautiful and special because it's only set up in the city for a short time each year.

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  6. number four in front of the building is an awesome shot, i love the photo. beautiful building and art piece. that carosel must be very old, it is gorgeous. love the horses..

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    1. There are one or two carousels that I've seen in towns in the UK. Local people are fond of this one.

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  7. I love carousels. Whenever we visit France lots of the little towns have them all year round. It's good to see one in the uk. Keep warm. Barbara

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    1. Thank you Barbara. Keep warm yourself.

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  8. What a beautiful carousel it is! They are so lovely aren't they. I haven't been on one for years. Did you watch the Antiques Roadshow last weekend - I think that was the programme I am thinking of! - they had a lady on who had bought a horse from a carousel just because she loved it so much. Thank you for joining Five On Friday! Happy Weekend! xx

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    1. I haven't been on a carousel either since I was a child, but it's good to see these old ones still going and giving pleasure. The season wouldn't be the same without this one's familiar presence. No, I missed the Antiques Road Show. I'll have a look at the programme on BBCiplayer.

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  9. What a beautiful carousel, and the winter jasmine (or whatever that yellow flowered thing is -- winter jasmine isn't hardy here so I've never actually seen it in person) is lovely. Thanks for sharing your walk about town. -Beth

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    1. Hello Beth. As far as I know the shrub with the yellow flower is a mahonia, not winter jasmine, which also grows here in the UK.

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    2. Ah, yes -- I've heard of Mahonia too, although they are also something that will not grow here. Thanks for identifying it. I still think it's lovely, and somewhat miraculous to be blooming at this time of year! Best, -Beth

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    3. With the unusually mild weather of late plants have continued to flower and the early Spring bulbs (snowdrops, daffodils) have started to bloom already. Snow fell yesterday evening and has settled so a sudden change for us here.

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  10. Love merry-go-rounds, nice photos.

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    1. Thank you Janet. Have a good day.

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  11. I loved seeing the antique carousel. There used to be one in Riverfront Park in Spokane and my children loved to ride it. And, Barker's Hall looks amazing. Enjoy your weekend, Pat :)

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    1. A carousel does bring some cheer into a shopping area in the holiday period. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. The carousel is beautiful Linda. We have one in Washington DC and it is still going and has been for many, many years. I have a picture of my son on it when he was a toddler. He is almost 37 now :)

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    1. Children love a ride on a merry-go-round, starting with the ones suitable for the little ones, but there's something special about riding on a horse on an old carousel, either alone or in the company of an adult. I'm sure you treasure that photo.

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  13. I love carousels. Too bad it is not always there. xoox Su

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    1. If something is not there permanently it's special when it is and I look forward to seeing the carousel at Christmas time when there's also a Christmas continental market nearby.

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  14. Happy New Year Linda. Having had 10 friends move to the Dales National Park this year I have been seeing a lot of Yorkshire (not in person I might add yet) I hope that you have not been affected by floods.

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    1. Thank you Barbara. I'm sure you miss your friends now that they've move away, but it's a good opportunity to visit them and see something of Yorkshire. I hope they haven't experienced flooding. We're fine here although this evening snow is falling and settling on high ground in our area.

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  15. Just love that carousel, and the statue! That City Hall is quite beautiful too.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, Marie.

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  16. What wonderful looking photos, and lovely environment too. Warm greetings!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and kind comment. Sheffield is an interesting city with beautiful countryside nearby. Happy new year and all the best.

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  17. Hi Linda, thank you for visiting my Five on Friday post. I love a carousel too... always a joyous sight!

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    1. Hello Gina. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

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  18. Wonderful! And I do so love a proper, old-fashioned carousel. x

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Have a good week and keep warm over where you are. (Snow here, not a lot, but it has settled).

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  19. What interesting pics, that statue is unusual, and what a sweet carousel.xxx

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    1. Hello Dina. I hope you're well. Yes, the statue is different and I think the figure on the horse looks quite animated and joyful.

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  20. Oh How I love a carousel! SO do my kids. Even my 11 year old still rides them - he says he'll never be "too cool" for them!!

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Bronwyn. I think a carousel brings out the inner child either watching others have fun or taking a ride on one. I hope the week ahead is a good one for you and your family.

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  22. Sheffield looks like a wonderful place to live!

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