Visit to Stoke

We went up to see my parents in Stoke-on-Trent just after Christmas.  We arrived a bit early, so we went to the Gladstone Pottery Museum.  Well, we tried to, but it was closed. 

Here are its old potbanks – these used to be all over Stoke but now most of them have been demolished now that most pottery is made overseas. 

potbanks of Gladstone Pottery Museum

We went to the canal instead.

canal with barge moored alongside bank

There are lots of interesting canal signpost/sculptures along here.

signpost by canal

signpost by canal

There was an old railway line crossing the canal here, which is now a footpath.

I love these trees and the shapes they make, especially the negative shapes between the branches.

trees with bare winter branches

The ducks were enjoying themselves.

ducks swimming on canal

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2 Responses to Visit to Stoke

  1. Pat Dolan January 14, 2007 at 8:16 pm #

    Oops…those are Canadian Geese, not ducks on a pond!

    Love your photography!

  2. Cath January 17, 2007 at 11:32 pm #

    Next time you are in Stoke have a look at Hanley park – the entrance gates are amazing!

    My kids enjoy the playground and football pitches while I wonder round and take pictures!!