Monday, 1 August 2011

blackpool

Sorry for the picture heavy post but I just couldn't narrow it down to a few photos. I took my new camera to Blackpool and I'm finally understanding a lot more of the features and got some quite nice photos, in my opinion! Believe it or not I didn't actually get any photos of myself (well, there is 2 but apparently I was the only one who knew how to focus a camera and they're super blurry!) but posing was the last thing on my mind with all the beautiful scenery!










If any of you are thinking of having a cheap weekend away then I would definitely recommend Blackpool. It's only a 3 hour drive from Glasgow and lastminute.com has some brilliant deals on hotels. We stayed at the North Grange Hotel which I would definitely recommend. It's a bit out of the way (about an hour of leisurely strolling to the central pier or 10 minutes by tram which stops right outside the hotel) but this also meant that it was nice and quiet.

We went to the Pleasure Beach and screamed our lungs out on the rollercoasters, walked up and down the piers sampling some strawberry and bubblegum ice-cream (the man behind the counter thought it was a peculiar combination of flavours!) and spent far too much money in the amusements trying to win cuddly toys and keyrings. One of my highlights of the trip was eating at La Piazza restaurant where I had the freshest pasta and the nicest mushroom alfredo I have ever tasted. If I go back to Blackpool this place will be at the very top of my "things to do" list!

Thank you to everyone who commented or tweeted with suggestions for things to do, especially Danielle who was a huge help in directing us in the right direction for lethal cocktails and cool bars!
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32 comments

  1. Looks so warm and lovely! Haven't been to Blackpool for a very long time, it's so far away from Brum. xxx

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  2. Beautiful pictures, I think you've inspired me to take a weekend away at the seaside! x

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  3. Lovely pictures, what camera do you use? Glad you had a great time xx

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  4. I need to get to grips with the settings on my camera, these photos are lovely.
    I've never been to Blackpool (well, when I was like five I went apparently, don't remember though!) and I really want to go back. We should totes have a bloggers weekend there, IMAGINE HOW MESSY IT WOULD BE.

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  5. Looks like you had a lush weekend, I've always wanted to go to Blackpool looks like so much fun xoxo

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  6. love love the scenery! will have to come to Scotland one day in summer or spring! xoxo

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  7. I am in love with your photos- is it silly to ask what kind of settings it was on here? I am just getting to grips with the same camera!! xx

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  8. sounds like you had an amazing time and the photos look gorgeous!
    I've never been there but i'd definately consider it after reading your post :)
    x
    p.s what camera did you use?

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  9. love the effect on these, same Q. as T.Rose - what camera did you use for it? xo

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  10. Lovely photos Charlene! it's nice just to escape for a few days isn't it?!
    xx

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  11. Gorgeous photos, it looks lovely!
    Can I ask what effects you used if any, to get that wonderfully 'candy floss' colouring to all of the pictures? xx

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  12. Beautiful photos, looks/sounds like you had an amazing time! I've never been to Blackpool but I definitely want to go! x

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  13. Beautiful photos Charlene! :)

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  14. I've said this before but you always take the most dreamy pictures :) what do you do in terms of editing, if you don't mind me asking? Glad you had a great time lass. How HORRIBLE is the pepsi max? Hahaha oh my I was terrified :( Also, did you go on valhalla? dont think the ponchos make a difference, you still get soaked. I went to blackpool a couple of months ago so when I see you next we shall have to compare notes :) xx

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  15. Lovely photos! I'm so glad you had a nice time, Which bars did you get to in the end? I may get round to organising a bloggers meet up some time! XX

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  16. Oh wow beautiful pictures, I remembering going up to Blackpool when I was really young and I remember thinking how grotty the beach was :P Looks like it's been cleaned up a bit since then !!

    L x

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  17. These pictures are gorgeous! :)
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  18. Sounds like you had a great time, the photos are gorgeous too x

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  19. Oooh man, Charlene I love these pics! The bubble-gum style colourings are right down my street, looks like you had a fabulous time :) x

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  20. These pictures are amazing, blackpool looks lovely! Makes me want to go to the beach x

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  21. Ooh looks like you had a great time!
    Blackpool looks a lot nicer than I remember! :)

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  22. You took some pretty amazing photos!

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  23. wow looks lovely. i have to go. lovely blog.

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  24. Pretty colours! o.o
    Nothing beats the english seaside it's so wonderful and cute.


    Lily at Red Brick Lipstick

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  25. these photographs are just beautiful! i'd love to visit blackpool one day. xx

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  26. Your photographs are gorgeous - wish I had some sort of photography skills. Blackpool is a place I've never been and never really had any notion to go to but your photos definitely make it look appealing! x

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  27. Gorgeous photos, you seem to capture blackpool in such a personal way, completely different from the usual holiday snaps.

    xxx

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  28. I went to blackpool not long ago and I don't remember it looking so nice. You've made it look sooooo beautiful, i like this! x

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  29. Lovely pictures :), we were going to go to Blackpool last weekend, perhaps in a few weeks time now :).

    Sadie xx

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