#orion #nebula, again. Much better than last night, but I think this is the maximum I can get with a Tamron #300mm zoom and a Sony Alpha 68. #Astrophotography #astronomy #orionnebula

[“#orion #nebula, again. Much better than last night, but I think this is the maximum I can get with a Tamron #300mm zoom and a Sony Alpha 68. #Astrophotography #astronomy #orionnebula”, December 31, 2019 at 01:57PM]

Left: #Orion nebula by Bryan Goff, 2017-01-28 (CC-BY-SA 4). Right: Orion nebula by me, 2019-12-30. Well, there seems to be some potential for improvement. ;-) #astronomy #Astrophotography (https://t.co/uN51PH7vpx)

[“Left: #Orion nebula by Bryan Goff, 2017-01-28 (CC-BY-SA 4). Right: Orion nebula by me, 2019-12-30. Well, there seems to be some potential for improvement. ­čśë #astronomy #Astrophotography (https://ift.tt/2tbyeJl”, December 30, 2019 at 02:08PM]

While replenishing the #feeder, I dropped some #sunflower #seeds onto the veggie patch. #Sparrow and #greattit are happy about this now. #birds #birdsofinstagram #birding #backyard #backyardbirds

[“While replenishing the #feeder, I dropped some #sunflower #seeds onto the veggie patch. #Sparrow and #greattit are happy about this now. #birds #birdsofinstagram #birding #backyard #backyardbirds”, October 29, 2019 at 11:27PM]

The #jaybird is moving his stocks of acorns. I know where he’s hiding them. They neighbours will only know once they have an oak sprouting from their roof. #bird #backyardbirds #backyardbeasts #animals #urbanwildlife

[“The #jaybird is moving his stocks of acorns. I know where he’s hiding them. They neighbours will only know once they have an oak sprouting from their roof. #bird #backyardbirds #backyardbeasts #animals #urbanwildlife”, October 29, 2019 at 11:03PM]

View over Manchester Past the Construction Site of London Road Firestation into the Green Hills of the Peak District (I Believe)

[“View over #Manchester past the construction site of #londonroadfirestation into the #green #hills of the #peakdistrict (I believe).”, September 30, 2019 at 11:23PM]

London Road Fire Station

London Road Fire Station in Manchester has been out of operation as long as have known it. It has a fascinating history for sure (see the Wikipedia link, below). It’s an amazing building. You leave Piccadilly station at the back entrance (where the taxis are and where you can access Metrolink) and boom: There it is in all its glory. Like many buildings in Manchester its facade is almost completely tiled to wash it off the industrial dust… Now it is undergoing reconstruction works. The clerk in the hotel opposite says it is for luxury appartments. Wikipedia is vague, talking about mixed use. Let’s see…

[“London Road Fire Station” – 2019-08-29]