Mundane pictures of the North

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by Fez909, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I was on a bus today and thought this church steeple looked a bit like the Shard. Of course being a Northern version, they made it brown and miserable, rather than shiny and metallic.

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    It's looks about the right height above the skyline if it was real.

    Share your boring pictures of the North here. Dodgy comparisons with landmarks in other places not necessary, but by all means go for it if you have a candidate :cool:
     
  2. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    I took this last weekend.

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    From Victoria Pier in Hull, looking eastwards over the river at The Deep and down towards Alexandra and King George Docks.
     
  3. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    a champagne & oyster bar in the high-class surroundings of blackpool's north pier. note the strongbow umbrella bringing an additional touch of luxury. :cool:
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  4. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Front row seating on the canal (the two chairs, just visible)
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    Park Square absolutely packed at dinner time
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    The canal, surprisingly quiet
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  5. Nice one

    Nice one Well-Known Member

    rain falls hard on a humdrum town...
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    row of shops where i grew up.
     
  6. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Ness Gardens - not quite Kew
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  7. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Carlisle city centre at 6pm is a hive of activity on account of how mundane it is:

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    Oh wait, what's this - it has a really old and interesting historical pillar box, which has been given pride of place in the town square!

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    ok it's fake:

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  8. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Brilliant
     
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  9. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    The famous Strawberry pub in Newcastle by St. James goes all continental and posh.

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  10. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    my local for a couple of years erm 17 years ago:hmm:
     
  11. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned


    It'll be about that length of time since I was in, I was at college and that part of Newcastle hadn't been redeveloped and gentrified the way it is now. It's almost unrecognisable now and I miss the smell of the brewery :(
     
  12. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Nothing like a bit of Brutalist architecture built in grey concrete set against grey skies before you throw yourself off the top of the Dunston Rocket (now pulled down).




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  13. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood


    Junction of Burley Road and St Michael's lane? Lived round the corner from here for years!
     
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  14. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    Here's the rather Brutalist architecture of the Ulster Museum (I loved it as a kid - a bit like a Pink floyd album cover):

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    (OK - it's not N.England but N.Ireland doesn't have its own forum)
     
  15. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Two pics I took a few years ago:

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    The side of the old Prince's Dock - Prince's Quay shopping centre, built on stilts over it, is just out of shot to the right

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    Hull Maritime Museum and The Warren taken from the top end of Queen's Gardens, with City Hall in the background.
     
  16. cdg

    cdg Died To Death Banned

    Burley road? Opposite one stop?
     
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  17. cdg

    cdg Died To Death Banned

    You beat me to it.
     
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  18. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    I work round the corner from here. It always was a bit of a dump, now that most of the shops have closed it's even worse.

    See also the old Trinity Square in Gateshead

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  19. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    If you've ever seen the Projects in the TV series The Wire, you'll get an idea of what Blyth is like.

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  20. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Literally over the moon

    A old NI car parked up on the Scotswood road, in front of a once notorious estate in the West end of Newcastle. thats mundane.

    Flats had their biddies and charvas chucked out a few years ago and are now Student Halls.

    ETA, Im pretty sure I have a load of ole B&W pics of the area I took just after the riots. Will root around tomorrow and see what turns up


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  21. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    oh yeah, thought it was familiar - our office is about 50 yards behind the camera, and that basically is the view from our office, yet I'd not sussed where it was.:facepalm:
     
  22. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned


    I lived in Crudas park when I was 16 for all of two weeks :D
     
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  23. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr



    The Strawberry is a shadow of its former self. Its gone to shite.
     
  24. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    i like the look of Hull.
     
  25. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es gibt Zeit

    great thread

    :cool:

    I think firkys pictures sum up what the north looks like. I see stuff like that every day.
     
  26. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

  27. cdg

    cdg Died To Death Banned

    Where abouts on the canal were those pics taken fez? I don't recognise either of them.
     
  28. cdg

    cdg Died To Death Banned

    That's up quernmore road in Lancaster isn't it?
     
  29. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

  30. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    Indeed. I was born next door to it :D
     

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