Wednesday, 30 October 2013

A Trip To Blackpool

Blackpool is definitely one of those places that I just assume everyone from the north has visited, so when my best friend from uni said that she'd never been, a trip to the seaside was soon on the cards.

Blackpool has a bit of a bad reputation, but when I was a kid I didn't care about some of the run down shops or questionable souvenirs, it had big rides, candyfloss and flashing lights. To me it was a paradise and I happily spent hours putting two pences into the slot machines just to win a plastic keyring. 

The regeneration of the pier in recent years has definitely helped its appearance, and we enjoyed strolling up and down / running away from massive seagulls.

I am wearing the snuggliest coat in these pictures. It's from Miss Selfridges and it is just perfect. Exactly what I have been looking for in a winter jacket for such a long time. 

As it's soon approaching Halloween, we also took a visit to The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, which was a bit of an experience! Some of it was funny, some of it was cringey and some of it was quite scary! The whole thing was definitely aimed at families with younger children, although there were a couple of 'adult jokes' that would have gone straight over their heads. Some great special effects added to the creepiness, but overall it was just a bit of fun. Apart from the ride at the end - which was truly awful but we got a hilarious photo out of it.

After our visit to the dungeon we headed to the central pier for some seaside treats (chips and gravy, and sugary donuts) and headed back to the train station as it was getting dark. 

I really love some of the above shots - I just love the innate 'northern' quality of them. It's also made me become more interested in portraiture, as I normally feel really embarrassed taking pictures of people without them knowing! 

Thank you Blackpool, you are lovely to take photos of!
Disclaimer - The Blackpool Tower Dungeon gave me two guest tickets for review purposes, but I have given an honest review of my experience.


  1. I haven't been to Blackpool since I was little, need a trip! Especially in autumn where its darker earlier to see the lights :) xx

    1. Yeah we didn't get to see the lights as my friend had to get her train home :( I'll definitely go back just to see the lights one day!

  2. I haven't been to Blackpool for years and years. I remember going on one trip and buying a fluorescent headband thing complete with battery pack that made the thing light up and flash - I thought it was absolutely amazing and wore it on any occasion possible. I love the illuminations too - one day I'll go back - you've inspired me (: xx

    1. Yes! Kids love flashy tat, haha. Aww that's great, it definitely has a certain appeal. x

  3. I loved Blackpool when I went this summer. I love the typical Biritsh seaside and the faded glamour and nostalgia of it all x


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