Posts Tagged architecture
So many buildings go out of use. It’s reasonable to expect that people loved these buildings. People may have fought against their closure. It’s particularly horrible when the shell of it is just left behind for years.
I was wandering around my local high street today and happened to go to ‘the other side.’ Also known as the nicer bit. It really is nice around there. Pictured is the bridge which marks the start of a walkway following an old railway line. Sorry this one’s late!
I was playing imposter student today as I went, with my partner, to one of the university bars for pizza, cider and chat. Good fun, good times. But breaking away from the main party you’re reminded that it’s an old building you’re in, despite the modern bar interior.
I really like repeated patterns in architecture, I have found. The order is pleasing. I wish I could have framed this shot a bit better though.
One of the more distinctive local pubs I thought looked particularly nice with the weather as it was!
I love these little, hidden away canals my city has. They are usually surrounded by artisan restaurants and bistros now, but I can imagine when these were all working waterways, graced by transport barges and lined with warehouses for the factories.
Birmingham has a lot of almost hidden treasures of architecture. Aside from the Bullring and Grand Central, the massive shopping centres which everyone goes to, is the Great Western Arcade, which contains more upmarket shops than my wallet can stretch to… but makes a good shortcut.
I love wandering around the scruffier parts of the city centre. You tend to come across all sorts of abandoned and interesting structures. One of them was the interior of this, which is actually an arch from a railway bridge, but it made me so curious to see what was inside it.
I wanted to do a shot which focussed on reflection, and while one in the countryside of a still lake would be great, there aren’t many of those in the city centre!