Happy #worldphotographyday from the Love Middlesbrough Lasses! 💕
I had so much fun putting together my top 5 most instagrammable places in Middlesbrough list that I thought I’d do another photography post for #worldphotographyday! I’ve even raided my archives for some older pics which have never been seen on Love Middlesbrough before!
Probably the best sunrise I’ve ever seen in Boro!
But really any sunrise makes it worth being up so early…
And the fountains!
But mainly I’m all about the sunrises (and sunsets)!
The astute among you might remember this photo from a Discover Middlesbrough brochure a few years ago!
All about the flowers at Transporter Park in the summer!
I could happily spend all day at the side of the Tees photographing reflections and clouds…
One of my favourite places anywhere in Middlesbrough!
Zetland Road (opposite the train station)
Acklam Hall (about five and a half years ago!)
View from the top of the Transporter Bridge at night
CSM Stan Hollis VC statue, outside the Dorman Museum
Book bench outside mima
House of Fraser at Christmas
So there you have it, just some of my favourite views in Middlesbrough – but there’s heaps I haven’t included, like the Dorman Museum, Fairy Dell, the Avenue of Trees in Acklam, so stay tuned for the next instalment! 😊
Centre Square is amazing, it’s like a 5 for the price of 1 deal, and you can’t ask for more than that! For the fans of older buildings, you have the Town Hall and Central Library, and mima’s there representing the more modern stuff. Plus you have the Bottle of Notes and the fountain, which are both amazing with a sunrise behind them.
You can’t not love the only Grade I listed building in Middlesbrough (FYI, a Grade I listing puts it in the same category of historical importance as York Minster and Tower Bridge!), but where do we begin? The outside of the building? The ceilings? The staircase (😍)? The grounds? Oh so, so many things to love about it!
(Thank you to Love Middlesbrough Lass Claire for letting me use her gorgeous photo of Acklam Hall at sunset!)
This is a more recent discovery for me, but one that just keeps on giving. I love water and reflections, and while the water isn’t really still enough for a reflection, it doesn’t stop it being a great place to take photos. It works in any weather too, from sunshine to stormy clouds, but hold onto your hats, it’s windy around there! (There are some great photos of the Dock in our post about the InstaMeet we held in April if you’ve not checked it out already ☺️)
Albert Park in autumn
I love autumn trees sooooo much 🍂. I can’t lie, my photos of Albert Park in the autumn are some of my favourites I’ve ever taken, and I managed to make myself late for work because I was so distracted by taking as many as I could (oops). Because of the way the trees are planted on either side of the path, you’re just walking on a carpet of orange leaves and it’s like the most magical, autumnal thing ever!
I’m a sucker for historic buildings (I know, I kept that one super quiet!) so the Reference Library just makes me fangirl like crazy. I spend a lot of time looking up (try it sometime – loads of shops in the town centre have lovely facades on the first floor), and the Reference Library is perfect for that. Just look at those lights! Plus, the outside of the building is pretty special too…
What exactly is an InstaMeet and why are we holding one? Good question! In a nutshell, an InstaMeet is where people gather in a pre-determined place, at a set time, to take photos then upload them to Instagram. And the reason we are holding our very first InstaMeet is because it’s English Tourism Week (25th March – 2nd April) and we want to shout out about how much we love Middlesbrough…but everyone already knows we do…so we want you to join in and help us shout even louder!
Are you with us?
First things first, get the boring, factual stuff out of the way. The Love Middlesbrough InstaMeet is on Saturday 1st April, from 10 – 11.30am. We’re meeting at 9.45am at Middlesbrough Train Station (Bridge Street West entrance). And best of all, it’s free! We’ve got 25 places available and we can’t wait for you to join us!
For the very first InstaMeet we’ve selected an area close to every Love Middlesbrough lass and lad’s hearts and everyone’s favourite bridge – Middlehaven. We’ll be walking from Transporter Park to Middlesbrough College via the bridge, Vulcan Street Wall, the Dock Clock and Temenos. We’ll finish up strolling back along (also known as battling the evil wind!) Bridge Street East and towards the station to return you safely home.
Book your free place via Eventbrite.
Please read the terms and conditions for the event so you’re up to date with all the boring but important stuff!
We’ll see you there!
Love Middlesbrough Lasses