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Interesting Local Architecture

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The rear elevation of the House of Fraser building which fronts onto Exeter's High Street...

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    It used to be Colson's department store which had operated in the city from 1792. Although badly damaged during WWII the store continued to function. In 1953 a complete rebuild was begun which continued through 9 phases to create the current structure.
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  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    In the North part of Ewell, you start to get into an area of older wood clad houses. This one had the old village lockup adjoining:

    [​IMG]_7180476 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    The Watch House was built in 1770 to house, so it says, prisoners and the village fire engine.

    [​IMG]_7180477 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Tafrarn y bont, Menai Bridge:


    The cables for the bridge. If you look closely, you can see the original cables, the round ones, and in the background the new [1940] plate type cables. There used to be another set running down the middle, this was removed during the renovation. They changed the wooden decking at the same time. Good job, it's 30m to the rocks and water below. Oh and it does curve like that! cables.jpg

    The red building is an old folks home. The white cottage was inhabited by a retired ship's captain in the 80's. Nice bloke, though I think he missed the sea.


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  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Ah, I have just completed my design, to keep the Menai Bridge from rust, by boiling it in wine.
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  5. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The Bulkeley, Beaumaris. Named after the still extant local landowners. They own the south-east corner of Anglesey. And no, I'm not exaggerating.


    The Little Chilli Shop, Beaumaris:


    West End. No, not that one:


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  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Near the church in Ewell there is a whole row of wooden houses. I believe they were for 18/19C mill workers. The mills on the Hogsmill River were of similar construction.

    [​IMG]_7180483 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_7180485 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    Round the corner, the pub is similarly wood-paneled;

    [​IMG]_7180487 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
  7. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Wains Hotel, Dunedin, in the distance. The Stalinist building on the right is the former chief post office, now also a hotel


    Hotel car park.


    Queens Gardens

  8. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Bourne Hall in Ewell is a 1970 design and looks it. All futuristic and shaped like a flying saucer. It replaced a decayed old mansion , who's grounds became Bourne Hall Park. Apologies for the sun being behind it. Too lazy to go shoot it again in the morning.

    [​IMG]_7180478 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_7180480 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And in HĂȘn Llandegfan:


    Capel Barachia - presbyterian, still well used.


    and the back view.


    Llys Tegfan [Tegfan Court] the village big house.


    My neighbour's house. Originally there were a pair of semi-detached houses where the flowers are, they were demolished over a century ago, this was originally either a stable or cow byre.
    The little area around this was known locally as Bryniau Duon, Black Hills. Why? Because there was a coal yard about 20m to the left... This is an example of Llandegfan humour.
    Most of the terraced houses in the village [alright, the two short terraces] were built in the 1880's or so. Before that, this house and about three others were all there was.


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  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Last offerings from Ewell.

    Houses that are clearly Victorian, though nicely done up:

    [​IMG]_7180499 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    And the Green Man in the centre. It has a bus stop named after it.

    [​IMG]_7180502 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
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  11. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    On the old road from Menai Bridge to Beaumaris, Hen Felin [Old Mill] on the Cadnant:


    This is from the new bridge, looking in the same direction, but from some way behind. The one above was taken from the bridge in this one:


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  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    This one id from just around the corner, one from the Fuji, the other before it was rebuilt and using a Kodak No 2:



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  13. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    One of the Georgian style terraces in Exeter's Southernhay East...

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  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    This row of dormer windows is a defining feature of the new office complex that has replaced the whole northern end of Southernhay West in Exeter...

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  15. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    A variety of styles have been incorporated into the terrace that makes up the Western wall of Exeter's Cathedral Yard. This is the Southern end; the Northern end is still being reconstructed following the fire that destroyed the Royal Clarence Hotel in 2016...

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  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The City Bank building in Exeter's Cathedral Yard. Its last use as a bank was as part of the Halifax group but it is now used as a clothing shop...

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  17. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    This was like our own Angkor Wat nestled in the jungle. Not sure how long this has been abandoned for, certainly longer than 9 years when the bypass was opened in 2010. Have driven passed it many times but today I was out walking so thought I'd take a look. Got stung with stinging nettles, a cut on my head from some thorny thing and scared shitless by a couple of pigeons but I made it.

    [​IMG]derelict by Nigel G, on Flickr

    [​IMG]derelict2 by Nigel G, on Flickr

    [​IMG]derelict3 by Nigel G, on Flickr

    [​IMG]derelict1 by Nigel G, on Flickr
  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Wow! What a shame but what a photo opportunity! Hope there were dock leaves around for those nettle stings. I know people who just rubbed the leaf on them, but I and my friends, pulled the leaf out gently and rubbed the sap on our stings. Love the pictures.
    Treat the thorny scratch/cut! They can be nasty if you don't watch it and keep it clean (the scratch!!!)
    I'm still laughing about the pigeons. They can make such a racket and startle you mightily. Good job you were only armed with your camera. Haha!
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  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Great place. Never ceases to amaze me how quickly abandoned places fall apart.
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  20. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I cleaned it. I couldn't see a dock leave, so just grimaced and coped. Pigeons, they get me everytime!

    The car had no number plate so I can't age it from that, although they made the car between 2000 and 2008.
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