Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Let's go shopping - Thematic Photography

I'm afraid that 'shop' is a four letter word to me which is not improved by adding 'ping'. I usually stay at home when someone suggests, as Carmi has done this week, "Let's go shopping."

However rather than be churlish I extended my morning walk today as far as the local shops - all five of them - that deserve our support.

Newsagent's shop
You may not realise that all five shops are shown above - four entrance doors and the white wall of the fifth. The Newsagent sells a range of stationery not just newspapers and magazines. From the front it looks like this,

You can spend some time studying the small ads offering goods and services displayed in its windows even if it is a cold, but sunny winter's day.

Should you get tired of all the Christmas fare you could sample some meals at home from the next two shops.

Fast food outlets
That small notice in the Presto Pizza window says that they will even be open from 4 pm on Boxing Day and New Year's Eve. Should you finish with indigestion than perhaps you may need to visit Whitworth's the chemist shop at the end.

The final shop has changed hands several times in 20 years but has always been a small supermarket. Now it is part of the Group that has been awarded the accolade of 'Supermarket of 2013' by 'Which', the consumers magazine.

If you were to look closely you might see the 'Which' award on the red sign in the front window wishing us a Merry Christmas.

Aldi Supermarket, Yarm
That concludes my shopping trip; to see others, cross over to Thematic-photographic-274.

Here's hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas.


R. Mac Wheeler said...

The orange reminds me of a bodega in El Paso I photographed last spring. Mexicans love their bright colors.

Max Sartin said...

Is there any open space on the newsagent's windows? Great photos.

Jo said...

Merry Christmas. Hope you supermarket sells booze.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't love shopping either, Bob.


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jessbrady1035 said...

Love these, Bob!

Merry Christmas :)

Michèle Dextras said...

Great shots! It's important to support our local merchants. They are part of the community!