I’ve been busy messing with my blog theme by taking out the Random World images that used to be on the right and replacing it with a feed from my Flickr pages. Unlike the previous plugin, this one pulls random images from my entire collection, rather than the most recent page.
I’ve also added a feed to my latest Pinterest images in the right hand column. If you haven’t tried Pinterest yet, then you should. Apart from anything else, you can share my wonderful photos with the world!
That’s an option you get when you roll your cursor over my images which will also demonstrate that I’ve also changed the styling for photos, including a ‘handwritten’ typeface for the captions.
Given that I’ve had my hands full with this, I thought I’d just show you some photos I took last weekend as a reminder that we had at least a few days of summer sky this year.
I took them at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, or Velopark as it prefers to call itself. It’s hard to credit that it has been open for eighteen years this month as it still feels like a ‘new’ addition to the skyline. It has certainly had an impact in that time with all the Olympic medallists who trained there.
At the top of the page is the footbridge that goes from the Velopark across the Ashton Canal to the neighbouring shopping centre and Ashton New Road with the almost completed tram line.
Walking towards the velodrome takes you past the huge concrete pipe (above left) used by kids on their BMXs, skateboards and micro skooters, while above right is the velodrome itself.