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Big and little bandstands

Two bandstands, both in Queen’s Park, Chesterfield – the same place I photographed the cricket field. At least I think they’re both bandstands – the second one is much larger and almost looks like a carousel with nothing to ride.

Perhaps in summer
The sound of a band may sound
Tiddly om pom pom

Queen's Park bandstand
Underneath the octagon

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 25 April 2021

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Little red boats

Queen’s Park at Mablethorpe sits just behind the promenade atop the sea defences and rows of chalets and consists of a boating lake, a paddling pool, a miniature railway, miniature (or “crazy”!) golf course, and a small funfair for younger kids. I remember spending one happy summer in the paddling pool sailing a toy boat that I’d had bought for me from a  toy shop (now sadly closed) in the town centre. The boat was battery operated and had a fan on the rear that would propel it across the water. It felt like the best thing ever at the time.

These boats are probably battery operated too.

FILM - Little red boats

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Kodak Portra 400.

Taken on 13 September 2019