Monday, 1 May 2017

Shipley Glen Tramway & Bluebells

It is the lovely bluebells season again, and I am reminded of the bluebells I saw on my walk around Shipley Glen Tramway about the same time last year. The tramway is the oldest funicular railway in the U.K. still working. It runs through the charming Walker Wood and was opened in 1895 as an alternative to walking up the steep path I pictured in the photo below. There were not masses of bluebells by any means, but those few growing alongside the tram tracks framing the colourful red and blue trams made for very pretty scenes. It was a week day, and the tramway was closed, operating only at weekends and Bank holidays; some might say it was not the best time to photograph the attraction, but I am always drawn to the sense of peace and quiet and always enjoy capturing calm and serene mood in my photos.