Posts Tagged With: Carousel

Yuletide Circus – Hand Made Christmas Cards

The Yuletide circus is here! This is a collection of 4 original festive designs, some of them naughty, all of them nice. Featuring a cure for carol singers, a rescue fox and a Victorian Carousel, each card is hand made by my good self and comes with it’s own square envelope 144 x 144mm blank inside.

Order here http://www.markwallisdesign.com/christmas-cards/4587646888

Christmas Cards by Mark Wallis Design

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Cyberpants

Large silver mannequin in Manchester by Mark Wallis
Somewhere amongst the madness of the Christmas crush, I bumped into a giant silver mannequin. And completely forgot what I was shopping for. Managed to get a rear view too. In shopping, as in photography, this is known as ‘trying to remain focused.’

Large silver mannequin, rear view by Mark Wallis
On to the more genteel delights of Patisserie Valerie, and a decorative ceramic spoon dispenser.

Counter ceramic at Patisserie Valerie by Mark Wallis
Some of my loyal readers might recognise the Christmas Carousel in the background here.

Christmas Fair in Manchester by Mark Wallis

And finally, a tribute to photographer Harry Goodwin, who snapped the great and the good on BBC’s Top of the Pops. His legend is preserved in Chorlton Precinct for ever. Or until they knock it all down to build a Tesco.

Tribute to photographer Harry Goodwin, Chorlton, Manchester by Mark Wallis

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Yuletide Thrills

Christmas Victorian Carousel Horse at The Trafford Centre Manchester by Mark Wallis

Carousel Horse

Christmas Tree in Chorlton cum Hardy Manchester by Mark WallisTwelve months ago, Christmas was largely cancelled as we packed up and left the city for the leafy lanes of Chorlton. This time around, Panos created the ultimate tree to banish any winter blues. Retro illuminated signage by Mark Wallis

Mark Wallis at the Christmas Markets in Manchester

Mark at the Xmas Markets

This year Christmas is Big. Sparks were seen as early as September and then just a few weeks ago the whole thing exploded. There are any number of Winter Wonderlands to walk through as Manchester becomes Lapland or the Swiss Alps. The only thing missing is the snow. Here I am, rosy-cheeked from mulled wine in front of an impressive… helicopter…carousel-type thing.

As much as I love the Yuletide, I’m thinking of lobbying the UN to make Christmas like the Olympics. It can be held in one country every five years, and every nation has to bid. What do you think of that?

Season’s greeting to all!

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The Haunted Carousel

Get your retro thrills here! We found an old Victorian-style carousel with horses and crazy fairground music and just couldn’t resist. The whole thing looks very genteel, but it’s a different story when you actually climb on. It goes a lot faster than you think and there’s nothing to stop you from falling off!

See the stills from Christmas Carousel here.

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