Posts Tagged building
Gladstone’s Library is a beautiful old library in North Wales. It was founded by William Gladstone, former prime minister of the UK.
Another from Birmingham University campus, one of the newer buildings. I really liked this angle of it, with the overhead walkway and the planters leading off into the distance.
It’s the summer holidays. Glorious! The staff at the school had an end of year party, and on the way home from that I took this of the many contrasts the city throws at you in the dark.
I pass this every morning getting to work and I have always thought it’d be a good subject. I guess I have just been waiting for no cars and good lighting! It’s at an orthodontists, weirdly.
I was picking my partner up from university today and stepped out of the car to look through the building site gates towards Old Joe. This view, a few years ago, wouldn’t have been there as the old buildings have since been removed. It’s impressive now, and will be even more so when the park area is finished.
The view of Digbeth with a rolling cloudy sky. I was in town getting a new bus pass and happened on this view while walking back to the carpark.
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 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.