A new Event has just been posted on The Best Of Carlisle - a photographic exhibition, entitled "This is Carlisle". It's only running until Thursday 4th February - and looks at The Breat Border City, through the lenses of some very talented photographers. Some great images over the years, and more modern ones too.
It was when I was reading some of the background to the event, that it became clear that finalists in the "Love Carlisle Photography Competition" will be exhibiting too, and this competition was based on the question - how much do we love the city and do we love it at all? I'm looking forward to visiting the exhibition myself to see the answer to this one.
I then started thinking a bit more about this question, and thought it would be great to hear some opinions on the subject, especially when the media is saturated with bad news every day.
Personally, I've loads to love about Carlisle. For starters, I love the fact that the city centre isn't dominated by traffic, and it's small enough in scale to walk through a wide range of shopping experiences along the way. I love the old architecture; the variety of bars and cafes (anyone discovered Foxes yet?) and I love the views. Having open landscape so close to the city centre is an asset few cities can match, and simply sitting under the trees beside the River Eden on a summers evening feeds my soul. For myself there's much about Carlisle to love.
Sea kayaking, hill walking, a bit of climbing and just taken up sailing.
Been in business in Carlisle for around 20 years (former Managing Director of Jack Wolfskin Ltd.), and a keen believer...