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Castleford Bridge

The Bridge over River Aire,

Castleford Bridge sits across the River Aire which is situated in the town of Castleford. The bridge is used as a footbridge to get from one side to the other. It is a very good place for anyone to come and just sit down for a while, to watch as the water goes back and forth.

There are some that would come here to gather their thoughts, before heading home, others would come to escape from the hustle and bustle of town. For whatever reason it may be, you won’t be disappointed.                     

The Bridge is a multi-award winning 130m long pedestrian footbridge and was designed by architects McDowell and Benedetti. The bridge now connects the North and South of Castleford riverside, connecting Aire Street to Mill Lane. The £4.8 million Bridge was created for public use, so that the pedestrians had a safer and more pleasant passage across, oppose to the 200-year-old Victorian road bridge, which is situated further downstream.  If you look closely, you can see it for yourself when you stand there on the bridge.

The town of Castleford as one amazing bridge, which was very well thought out. It is not like your average, run of the mill bridge that only goes straight over the river bed. The curvature of this bridge starts to curve from one side of the embankment to the other. It is created in the shape of an S, with its winding bends and amazing view, it is the perfect place to come and visit.

Thinking Place

I had chosen the perfect day to come to this quaint little market town. The bridge was my focus point for stopping here, as I love unusual shapes and the bridge fitted perfectly into that category. Whilst here I found myself sitting on one of its many seats, I closed my eyes and just listened to the sound of the water running. It felt so therapeutic, just listening to the many sounds that the river made…

You can easily get lost in your own thoughts and it was whilst visiting this bridge that I found my own inspiration, to write a short poem. I hope that everyone finds their own special place and that you too can find your own thinking place, so you can find your own inspiration and watch it start to come alive.

The River Aire,
That stands so bare,
Could not wait to go,
As the water starts to flow.

Pigeons come in their flock,
For they will be,
Sitting next to me,
They’re upon the dock.

Castleford Town

Castleford is a town that is situated in the metropolitan borough of Wakefield, with short ride to neighbouring towns like Pontefract, Normanton, Featherstone, and Knottingley.

You are also not a million miles away from some cities too, like Sheffield, Leeds, or Manchester. There are plenty of things to do and see to keep yourself busy.  The town’s people here are among the friendliest I have encountered so far…

The Market

Castleford as a market on every day of the week, except for Sundays. The indoor market is situated in the Market Hall, it opens Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm, but they are only open half day on a Wednesday until 1pm. The market consists of 73 stalls that have everyday things, for every occasion. They sell items like food, flowers, clothes, books etc. There is something for everyone.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, there is also an outdoor market that runs in conjunction with the indoor market, with another 80 stalls on top of the 73 stalls that’s in the indoor market. It opens up at 8:30am until 4pm.

Castleford is definitely worth a visit.

Find Your Inspiration

Find What Inspires You

Everyone needs something to keep their hopes and dreams alive. To be passionate about. So what kind of things can inspire you, to do the things that you love? If you look closely you can find inspiration in anything. 

 Inspiration 

  • Quotes: 
  • A Book
  • A Picture
  • Life
  • Favorite Author
  • TV
  • Travel
  • Museums
  • Going For A Walk

Quotes

There are so many quotes for every occasion, whatever the mood may be. My favorites are the inspirational ones that give you the encouragement to keep going and never to give on something that matters. To follow what your heart desires. Words have a powerful impact on everything you do.

A Book

A book is not just a book, it’s a way of an escape for 20 minutes a day. It is always there for you waiting to go on your next adventure. It is there that your mind is free to create magnificent adventures of your own. Inspiration can come in any form, whatever you are doing, once the imagination starts the creativity will not be far behind…

A Picture

If you look deep into a picture, you can find the inspiration you are looking for, whether it is to sketch a picture that you’ve been longing to draw, or suddenly have a burst of inspiration for a poem, to coming up with an idea for a new book, your imagination just takes over. As the saying goes “A Picture is worth a thousand words”.

Life

You can look to your own life for inspiration, on how you grew up? Where you lived? What were the people like? Or you can look at someone else’s life, was there’s any different to your upbringing? Draw on your own life experience, like the people you interacted with? Drawing on life experiences can give you the inspiration you want to fulfill your own dream.

If you have a favorite genre and love books, you most certainly have a favorite author, you might feel as if you relate to them more. An author that you like can make a lasting impression on your life. They are the ones that inspire you the most.

TV

When you were little, TV would make an impact on you, as you would imitate what you watched, you would interpret that into what you were playing.  It can also create the person you want to be. TV is a source of information and can give you so much inspiration.

Travel

If you are a seasoned traveler, that likes to see the sights and get to know more about the places that you see, you would get so much inspiration from all the sights you see and your imagination would be endless.

Museums

If You are a history buff that likes to write books about any era, then this will spark your senses and your ideas will start to come in. Going to museums opens your mind to ideas for any story you want to create.

Going For A Walk

Getting out from behind your computer and going for a leisurely walk, always helps the mind create ideas, somewhere like a park, can always give your inspiration a jolt, whether it’s the trees swaying, families playing catch with their children or even the touch of the breeze that just swept by. Your mind will be full of ideas and may inspire you to finish the book that is still waiting for an ending.

The Journey Begins

Hi everybody, thank for joining me, at the beginning of my journey. I would like to welcome you to my world, I look forward to hearing from you, and getting your feedback. Come along, with me as I take you through places and people in history, beautiful architecture, art, poetry, and so much more… I am always up for constructive criticism.  and would like to invite you to come along on this journey with me.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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