Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Nunhead Cemetery

On Saturday 21st May we headed to the Nunhead Cemetery Open Day. We had a lovely time wandering around, taking photos, looking at the overgrown graves, listening to a tour, and generally enjoying the atmosphere of the place. The cemetery has been well maintained in the last few years after a period of decay. It's great to see the place being cared for again.

Blackpool - The Zoo

On our last day in Blackpool, Alex and I decided to visit the Blackpool Zoo.

The zoo is built on the former municipal airport site with some of the original hangars still used for animal enclosures. The zoo opened in 1972 and is now owned by a Spanish company and has links with other zoos within the company’s portfolio.
Our first point of call was an exhibit that worked it's way through the 4 prehistoric eras with models of various dinosaurs and a lot of sound effects adding to the atmosphere. Some of the exhibits looked a little tired, but all kids love dinosaurs (and adults too). And we were no exception.

Some photos taken during our visit: