Tuesday, 4 September 2007

The Night Watchman

After fall of darkness, a floodlit gargoyle watches over the city. The view from the Cathedral tower is no less spectacular at night, though climbing the narrow staircase to reach the top seems a little more daunting!

Some of Lancaster's other landmarks are also floodlit at night. On the other side of the city, the Castle (still serving as a prison, HMP Lancaster) and the Priory church can be clearly seen.

Lancaster by night looks much bigger than it really is, helped by the distant lights of Morecambe and towns and villages across the Bay. The very bright lights on the horizon are signs of night-time work taking place at the enormous shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness.

On the Greyhound Bridge, the lights of the night-time traffic head towards Morecambe - rather more quickly than they usually managed during the congested daylight hours.

The floodlights create wonderful shadows on the gargoyles - at night, it's a lot creepier here than in the daytime!