Fun on Ferensway

14 Aug

A bit of skyline on Ferensway with the St Stephens on the right, the arches of Paragon Station and the new coffee hut which seems to have no appeal whatsoever.

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Domed, we’re all domed …

13 Aug

One of the first buildings I posted about was the Maritime Museum and over the years it has cropped up regularly (like a recurring toothache some may say). I admit it’s one of my turn to subjects when the well of inspiration has run dry  and as it’s been over six months since I last mentioned it here it is again… Here’s the same dome from two sides (do domes have sides? … ) in glorious monochrome and in colour, no expense spared. I’m spoiling you.

The weekend in black and white is here.

The buck stops here

12 Aug
Came across this fine roebuck on Snuff Mill Lane the other day.  It being the rutting time of year I suspect he was looking for female company but I didn’t see any around. Something I didn’t know was that roe deer became extinct in England in the 18th century  and those we have now are the result of reintroduction from Scotland. There’s lots of them about now thankfully and if this guy gets lucky there’ll be even more.

" …listen, linger and think about what you see."

11 Aug

“While you are looking you may as well also listen, linger and think about what you see”
                                                                                                                             Jane Jacobs

This is the ever so new King Edward Square: the time is around five thirty and most folk are heading on home; the only noise is the fruit seller desperate to sell his strawberries “Two for a pound” “Your strawberries two for a pound”. There are a few people passing but this is the very centre of what claims to be a city. It’s more like a desert. There’s no traffic, no people lingering, nobody wanting to be here at all; not even the poor soul trying to sleep by the doors of the old BHS store. This is a dead space.

Been there for years …

8 Aug

Another one of those “been there for years” shops non è più. This one on Holderness Road. Never mind we can always order a yard brush on line (free delivery!) and get DIY advice from You Tube. I mean, shops, who needs ’em?

King Edward Street: a touch of the baroque

6 Aug

King Edward Street as the name might suggest was pushed through the chaos of late Victorian Hull around 1905. These are a few buildings that survive from that time still retaining what I’ve heard described as Edwardian baroque revival upper storeys. The ground floor styles are Elizabethan in need of reviving.
The cladding on the middle building is noted for containing volcanic bombs which sound exciting but actually look like fossilised dog droppings. This cladding dates back to when the building was a bank, before it was a bank it was a chapel; now it’s community church and food bank

I’ve shown this before here but I think this is a better picture.

Pick-a-stick

6 Aug

Though the mills of God grind slowly they are a speedy blur compared to progress in the stinking backwater. So it is that the burnt out shell of the Lambert Street Chapel remains wrapped in scaffolding as the end times approach.
The weekend in black and white is here.
The bags of ballast have become home to a variety of wild flowers.