Sunday, 13 December 2009

Morecambe's History

These photos were taken in Poulton-Le-Sands which is part of Morecambe. In fact Morecambe was formed in 1899 from three villages, Poulton, Bare and Torrisholme and you may be able to guess that Poulton's history included fishing and cockling.

I think that both these murals (and there are many other works of art in Morecambe) brighten up the town and celebrate its history. It is interesting to compare this kind of art with work that has not been commissioned, otherwise known as graffiti. You may like these paintings or you may not. You may like some graffiti or you may not. Banksy does rather well out of his 'non-commissioned' work but essentially the beauty of paintings and photographs is in the eye of the beholder.

Happy snapping

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