A Pride in Northampton

November 21st, 2010

After my walk around the village last Saturday morning, I took my camera with me when I went shopping to Northampton in the afternoon.

As the afternoon wore on, I came out of a shop to find that there was a beautiful sunset in the making and the last rays of the sun were striking one of my favourite statues in the town. The statue itself commemorates the discovery of DNA and is dedicated to Francis Crick, who was born and educated in the town.

November 2010

Continuing down Abington Street, the sunset became more spectacular – although I do like this picture, I was a little disappointed that the crowds shopping were not more defined:

Finally, on the way back to the car and taking a short cut through the Grosvenor Centre, I came across one of the few remaining Pride of Lions. It was one I hadn’t seen before, and attracted my attention as it was outside the House of Fraser and looked like it might fancy popping in. I thought the background of the shopping centre was slightly distracting so have selectively coloured the lion and reduced the saturation of the background to hopefully leave a sense of location.
Lion Northampton

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