Archive | December, 2011

True Grit

31 Dec
This year has been the second warmest on record and this month has been 1C above average. All of which means this place is pretty redundant for the moment. It’s the Beverley grit depot for the council’s highway department. Last year they nearly ran out of supplies in December. Still there’s plenty of Winter left.

Chemistry, boring?

30 Dec
They say you should never judge a book by its cover and maybe the same applies to buildings. This drab 1950s brick building is possibly the most boring building in Hull but it has played an important part in the development of the modern world. It’s difficult to imagine a world without liquid crystal displays; they’re on your phone, your clocks, instrument panels, monitor screens and so on. Without the work of Professor Gray in this building developing liquid crystals that were stable at room temperature we might be living in a very different world. Who said chemistry is boring?

Brynmor Jones Library

29 Dec
In the dim distant days of last year I posted about this building (here) so I thought I’d show a different angle. I have to say this is an odd building; the massive cube looks like an aberrant addition to a more modest brick building whose art deco entrance is still in use today.

No Trains

28 Dec
I took this on Sunday when, for some reason, there were no trains running, which is just as well if you’re going to play about on the tracks.

Sunsets and Puddles

27 Dec
Taken by Margot K Juby
Last year’s silly cold weather has been followed this year with even sillier weather. Temperatures today(14C/57F) are near a record high for late December. With clear skies we’ve been having some stunning sunsets; this one captured in the puddles of Snuff Mill Lane.

Creep down the alleyway

26 Dec
You never quite know what is waiting for you when you go down the alleyway’s of Hull.

Fountain by night

25 Dec
Here’s the fountain in Queen’s Gardens all lit up.  
Here it is during daylight.