Posts Tagged With: christmas

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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Mr Jolly’s 5 Second Xmas Tree

Mr Jolly's 5 second Xmas Tree animated gif
Mr Jolly has appeared at The Vibes to decorate our tree in seconds flat. Careful with that fuse, Mr.Jolly. Oh. Too late!

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Tinkerbell meets Slade.

Goldfrapp Winter Wonderland Sparky Mix Promotional ImageJust in case you missed this, it’s my remix of Goldfrapp’s Xmas record. It was a bit Karen Carpenter when I found it shivering in the corner of a Starbucks compilation CD, so I made it a bit more bold and Bassey. It’s a Wonderful Life!

Watch the video here or download the track here.

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Who Knows?

Mark Wallis Tardis

Click on the image for zoom mode.

I’ve been messing around in Photoshop again. Based on some tiny hints from the BBC, I came up with this wild stab at what the new Tardis interior might look like in the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special to be broadcast on Christmas Day.

Doctor Who's TARDIS becomes a men's health club…or should it look more like this?

For more Doctor Who on The Vibes check this link…

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