Archive | July, 2017

YOLO

31 Jul

I’m told it means You Only Live Once. It’s how the youth of today communicate with one another. IKR too busy to use words, poor darlings. 

Today’s first of the month City Daily Photo theme is ‘Young at heart

Margot took this. We are both still searching for our inner adult. TTFN as we used say back in the day.

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The Bus Queue

30 Jul

Take the bus, they say, to ease traffic congestion …

Gilding the Venue

29 Jul

I posted in April about the construction of a new arena, the Hull Venue. Well now they are putting the finishing touches to the exterior. From the pictures I’ve seen it’s going to be either yellow or gold, it’s hard to tell from artist’s impressions. It’s going to be a big job and should keep these two busy for a while.

BBC Proms at the stage in the dock

28 Jul
I mentioned that last Saturday that along with the Hull Folk Festival Hull was also host to the BBC Proms held at the little stage in the old dry dock. Those without tickets could listen from the footbridges at each end or turn on the radio or download it from the wonderful web.

Classical music may not be to everyone’s taste and I captured the leader of Hull City Council making a early getaway; perhaps Morris dancing was more his thing. I’m sure he’d cut a fine figure dancing a jig in a shirt and baldrics with knee-length breeches and bell pads or more likely just playing the fool.

… and Billy makes three

27 Jul

Between the listed loos and the listed tidal flood barrier stands the newly listed statue of William de-la-Pole, Hull’s first mayor. Quite why there should suddenly be found three structures of listed quality in such a short stretch is a bit of a mystery (at least to me). Perhaps the excellent hospitality of the Minerva Pub at the far end of Nelson Street may have enhanced the adjudicators opinions …

Any excuse

27 Jul

I took this back in February but having already posted umpteen times about the tidal flood barrier could not find an excuse to post it yet again. Now this really useful bit of kit has gone and gotten itself listed building status so, anyway, that’s my excuse for yet another barrier post. Ignore the silly shadow it just seems to follow me around.

Conveniently Listed

26 Jul

I’m told that when these public conveniences were opened in 1926 it was unusual in that it was for use by both men and women. Women it was once said didn’t perspire they glowed and it seems they didn’t piss either. What tosh! Thankfully we don’t live in such times though women having to pay to pee while men go for free is a continuing scandal.. Anyhow these fine utilities on Nelson Street are in excellent condition with mostly original fittings and ornate decorations and now are a listed building: A Grade II-listed loo!