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Oblique Cut Through

29 Apr

The walls of this old outhouse run not at right angles to the street it’s on but to the road behind giving an odd effect. This is Duesberry Street, not the sort place an innocent visitor to Hull would or should wander down by choice; it once led to a railway line that’s now a foot/cyclepath. It’s a short cut through to Beverley Road from Princes Avenue, the  haunt of ne’er-do-wells and worse much like this blog which has been cutting through stuff at odd angles on and off for eight years now.

Window Pain

6 Sep

I guess an eatery by the name of Roosters Plaice (sic) might not be to everyone’s taste and so it came to pass that the business closed several years ago. Since when it’s been empty and, as is the style in these parts, it has attracted the attention of those who think creation comes through destruction. I heard of plans for a gym for this building on Princes Avenue but that was some time ago and it’s still empty.


3 Mar

Albert has had to wait six years for his appearance in this blog due to a slight aversion on my part to anything batrachian. It’s been three years since my last toady post so allow me a small indulgence while I clear these old photos out of the waiting list. This fine fellow squats (he may have hopped off by now; it’s been a while!) by the entrance to the Pearson pub on Princes Avenue. If you have no idea what Hull’s Toad fixation was consider yourself lucky and count your blessings.

Airy BnB

17 Feb

The massive influx of visitors to the cultural offerings has led to an extraordinary demand for accommodation. This radical solution offers fine views of Pearson Park and excellent transport facilities.

The Florist

10 Jan

This was taken in December when it seems there was a market for wreaths of holly and mistletoe and other Yuletide paraphernalia; how long ago that seems now. Hollyhocks is on Princes Avenue and seems to be blooming.

Let’s have a butchers …

31 Dec
Here is Princes Avenue’s sole remaining butcher’s shop, T L Norman. Now it’s been called T L Norman for longer than I’ve lived in Hull but Mr Norman retired a while ago and it’s now run by some body else. Looking for something to say about this I found that there used to be six butchers on the avenue, I can only remember two others. They are now either a café or a bar along with just about every other shop that used to trade in this street.

This miserable year appears to have run out of days … more of the same tomorrow then! Oh and remember; “Better the butcher than the meat.”. 

Over the shoulder shot

23 Aug

Is there some photographic etiquette about these things? The guy with the expensive camera and tripod and all the trimmings seemed to be taking an age to get it just right, whereas yours truly just pops up points the damn thing, checks it’s somewhat in focus and click and moves on. Today’s image is from yesterday’s Vista Festival on Princes Avenue. I’d never heard of it before but it turns out to be a once every two year thing where they close off the road and have poetry readings, singers, pottery stalls, arty stuff, dancing in the street and so on. Not everything was entirely crowd pulling; this poor guy was playing away and no-one seemed to pay him any attention save  a guy with a tripod and a weird guy who just popped up and took a photo and moved on. 
A goodly crowd turned up braving the Bank Holiday Weekend weather of sunshine and heavy showers.