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7 hours ago, Duke Mantee said:

Scottish influence? Rouken Glen was an old piece of Scottish crown land, and now a public park, in Giffnock (on the southern edge of Glasgow)

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You are correct! The architect and developer were both Scottish.

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Nice bump @Unnmd it looks like a pretty swanky hood! it's hard to tell if those houses are old or new...

Ive been stuck in the house all day in the pissing down rain so i thought i would join in

Leaf carpeted pavements

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What's through the round window Floella?

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Tree linned pavements

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Doggy sailing jacket

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Rotten old MG

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Student-Ville

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Buddhist Center

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Chimneys

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...and back home

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2 minutes ago, Double 0 Soul said:

Nice bump @Unnmd it looks like a pretty swanky hood! it's hard to tell if those houses are old or new...

Ive been stuck in the house all day in the pissing down rain so i thought i would join in

Leaf carpeted pavements

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T25

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What's through the round window Floella?

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Tree linned pavements

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Doggy sailing jacket

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Rotten old MG

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Student-Ville

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Buddhist Center

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Chimneys

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...and back home

Dog in puffa jacket = Sheffield.

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9 minutes ago, Double 0 Soul said:

Nice bump @Unnmd it looks like a pretty swanky hood! it's hard to tell if those houses are old or new...

Ive been stuck in the house all day in the pissing down rain so i thought i would join in

 

It’s a very nice place to call home. I’ll get out and go the other way to get some more pics. 2 of those houses are new builds, the very first white one and the other white one towards the bottom that looks new. The others are all original houses from the 30s. 

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Mooching around the shops today in the pissing down rain..

This yellow place is Sheffield Makers, if you make stuff they'll sell it

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Next door

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Micro Pub, it's usually packed

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A niche market...but if your new born absolutely insists on scandi-babygrows this is the place for you

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Where i buy my apples

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Gin-Joint

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Deli

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Bakery and wine shop

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Running joint

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Where we used to go for Sunday lunch in those pre-covid times.. damn! i never really appreciated how great normality was

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Gilberts Architectural Salvage or 3 floors of complete junk according to my mrs and kid, i can spend hours in here

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Cakery = Cake Shop

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This pet shop is just bizzarre, it bears a closer resemblance to out of controll hoarding than retail space

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Socially distant doughnuts

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This lady is stood outside the local hardwear shop, they have a cat called George who sits on the counter, my mrs and kid used to visit every Sunday after lunch while i was mooching around Gilberts, its ace! like the hardwear shops of yesteryear..

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For all your meat free needs

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Candlesticks and tinned pulses?

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...and past the vets on the way home

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1 hour ago, Double 0 Soul said:

 

 

 

Candlesticks and tinned pulses?

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4 candles...?

 

 

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I would like to go to The Beer House @Double 0 Soul. Also would frequent any place that has a house cat.

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It's a good little pub, they put a chalk board outside with a list of the beers they have on that day, some kegs are as little as 8 pints, when they've gone they cross them out, they sell out most days and start a'fresh the next, or they used to.

A lot of the shops have resident cats or dogs (there's a park right outside so the dogs get a good walk at lunch time) but whereas the dogs are curled up in their baskets the cats are often slinking around elsewhere, apart from George who spends his day sitting on the counter.

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On 10/27/2020 at 5:06 PM, Double 0 Soul said:

Mooching around the shops today in the pissing down rain.

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What a nice place to live Double 00 - combination of normal and poncey and unusual places. And the houses geography and all the trees lovely too. Certainly not the part of Sheffield I used to pass through on the way to Hull way back in my past

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Thanks,

Ive also lived in some pretty grim parts of the city in my past.. Sheff has some of the nicest places to live in the UK along side some of the most deprived.

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Photos over recent pages of incongruous minecraft houses prompted me to walk to town via the old Royal Worcester china works today to snap a more harmonious development. 

The works closed about 15 years ago and has been converted to flats (or apartments to the inhabitants) and commercial space. Amongst the original structures they’ve chucked up some fairly complimentary buildings. 

New and old

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Old and new

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A little bit of everything. Old, new and derelict

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Planners probably deserve a respectable 8/10. 

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Full marks would have been awarded if they’d rejected all applications and turned the derelict works over to nature and squatters. That’s why I don’t work in planning.

A little gem hidden among the red brick 

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And in case the gentrification is lost on any locals, they’ve chucked in a craft gin distillery for good measure 

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And a few minutes the other direction a working works where the air smells of Worcester Sauce

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Here is my neighborhood while the eye of Hurricane Zeta passes over New Orleans during sunset yesterday. It’s an incredibly rare occurrence for each of those things to overlap. 
 

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Wow, awesome @cusswords

On 10/28/2020 at 9:48 PM, unders said:

And a few minutes the other direction a working works where the air smells of Worcester Sauce

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Call that^ a relish factory?

Now this is a relish factory!

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..and check out this Soundhouse behind Hendo's wrapped in rubber

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Was out in the dark this morning. We are having a full moon on Halloween and I caught it just as it was going down. Will probably get out my good camera tonight and tomorrow morning to see if I can come up with anything besides a bright ball (I don't have a phone camera app so no way to do manual settings on there).

 

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Few more of downtown, and a few more homes on this fantastic Halloween to wear heavy denim on.
 

Courtyard of our building.

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This is a little over the top, and merging an iPhone picture with one from a DSLR isn't ideal, but otherwise my moon shots from last night are just the moon on a black background. This is very much not a single shot and the moon is never this big in real life.

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Brutalist, Modernist, ReadyMix...?
 
I haven't got anything to do at the mo so i was in no rush to get to work this morning, i took a cycle ride around some of the remnants of the cities concrete past.. so much has already been lost, The Eggbox, The Wedding Cake, Hole in' Road to name but a few... i started out not far from our house at Trinity United Reform Church designed by John Mark Mansell Jenkinson c1971 which looks absolutely terrifying! in the thick morning haze, if you can't find any answers here the previously mentioned Meditation/Budhist Center is right next door and if you don't find enlightenment there.. worry not, the Full Spectrum CBD joint is just down the road :)
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...from here I cycled up the long hard slog to Norton (it was further than i thought) and the imposing Oaks Water Tower c1961, up here on the higher ground it was still a pea-souper, i couldn't even see the damn water tower so here's a better image (not mine)

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...i crossed over the road and nailed it down the hill through the Gleadless Estate mentioned earlier in @Maynard Friedman Municipal Dreams post, this modernist church sits nicely in it's surroundings, designed by architects Braddock & Martin-Smith c1965

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..heading into the city with the sun having burned off the fog but still sitting low on the horizon, Hartshead Carpark offers some lovely shadows
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Through a piss stinking underpass to the looming brutalist Magistrates court, designed in 1978 by B. Warren
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...past Park Hill older photo's of mine, it's currently clad in scaffolding
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..up towards The Crucible Theatre designers Renton Howard Wood Associates c1971

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..down towards brutalist-revival (c1998-2001) Persistence Works, home to Yorkshire Art Space, architects Feilden Clegg Bradley

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...watched by Frank Sidebottom from the window of The Rutland
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Manpower Services, heathens hate this joint! c1978
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The beautiful Moore Street Electricity Substation designed by Jefferson Sheard c1968
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...up towards the university
Hicks Building in honour of Bill Hicks :) (William Mitchinson Hicks) c1961
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..Arts Tower designed by architects Gollins, Melvin Ward & Partners, construction of the tower started in 1961 and lasted four years, home to Europe's tallest paternoster lift.
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Geography & Department of Urban Studies designed by William Whitfield & Partners c1968-71
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...probably more interesting from above

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down the hill towards soulless concrete monstrosity of Griffin House (HSBC headquarters) c1973

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...and to work for some breakfast
 
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@Double 0 Soul an exercise (and I mean that in every sense of the word - well done on the effort) in ugliness ... but fascinating nonetheless 

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I'll take it as a compliment :)

Victorian and Modern sit cheek and jowl in the city, for instance in theater square just to the right of the  Crucible's 70's snookery-kitsch is the Victorian grandeur of the Lyceum where we to go to watch panto, nothing says ridiculous like watching pantomime in a snooty old theater with polite doormen in hats..

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It was the same with the old/new (Eggbox) town hall mentioned earlier in the thread, folks don't seem to give a crap when they want to demolish Modern to make way for the new but they're appalled at the thought of demolishing Victorian.

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Do they ever show any Arthur Miller plays in that theatre? It would be so apt!

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Oh no they didn't!

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^ nodding in agreement with Bartles 

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Right... about time I posted a few pics here... (part 1 now then will sort out part 2 next)

A round trip along the parade and through the park... pics from around April / May ^_^ during the first lockdown when everything was eerily quiet outdoors

They say it’s a pleasant leafy suburb in the north east of the city... thumbs up for a diverse local population and plenty to do for the kids and grown-ups

4 miles to the city centre, under 2 hours by train to the big smoke of London town, 90 mins to the coast

Local gym closed – new plans to keep physically and mentally fit were needed

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Along the parade… awash with single origin filters and associated pleasantries

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Local clock of over 100 years – started off life in the City Market   

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Care homes skirt the park and random houses like this (selected ‘cos it was there)

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Everton’s future #10 takes us onto the fantastic local park… a public park since 1871 no less… 700 acres of lakes, woodland, sports pitches and gardens… there is lots to love

... And some things not to love… in summer they (well they did in the old days) hold gigs like Ed Shearan… forcing me to stand at my front gate and tut at the messy masses in transparent rainmacs glugging cheap booze…

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46 minutes ago, MJF9 said:

Everton’s future #10 takes us onto the fantastic local park… a public park since 1871 no less… 

I didn’t know Goodison was a public park ... I mean I could have guessed given the state of the turf. So basically they just allowed football on it 7 years after it opened?

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^ ha well yes you'd have good cause to think Goodison was public park where anyone plays after yesterday's performance <_<

Spot on stats though mate - 1878 was indeed the magical year of the Toffee's creation

If only we were that close to the ground - this is t'other side of the Pennines in good old Yorkshire

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