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Contrasting Architectures

 

The house and the spire are the original Victorian constructions (the house is the vicarage).  However, the rest of the church was destroyed by bombing during WWII and the main part of the church is a post-war construction. The hideous block behind is the Royal Hallamshire Hospital - which just happens to be so high that the local fire brigade's longest escape ladder won't reach the top floors :-)

 

Contrasting Architectures

 

The house and the spire are the original Victorian constructions (the house is the vicarage).  However, the rest of the church was destroyed by bombing during WWII and the main part of the church is a post-war construction. The hideous block behind is the Royal Hallamshire Hospital - which just happens to be so high that the local fire brigade's longest escape ladder won't reach the top floors :-)

 

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 3 May 2016, 02:04
The violet Citroen has my attention, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It pops out, doesn't it?
It could have been a lovely scene without this concrete grey block Tom!
Tom Wilson: Indeed!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 May 2016, 06:26
Your picture encapsulates Britain's attitude to post war planning perfectly Tom
Tom Wilson: Precisely, Chris.
I have noted that hospitals rarely look good architecturally Tom. I suppose they have to be built as cheaply as possible, but some, like the RUH in Bath have been added to so many times that they just resemble a mess. The newish Swindon hospital is rather pleasing though.
Tom Wilson: I guess that's the reason, Chad - and within a few years the building needs levels of maintenance that can't be afforded!
No doubt it is a good hospital. Just a hideous building. Still if it had been built as a PFI we would be paying for it for the next 50 years
Tom Wilson: Yes, it pre-dates PFI days, fortunately - and my house is less than five mins walk away, so it's handy for any tests the doc orders smile
Je préfère l'architecture de l'église à  celle de l'immeuble.
Tom Wilson: Moi aussi! Je habite une maison victorienne. smile
A perfect composition anyway, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary
I find the contrast in style quite attractive, of course the glorious sky makes all the difference.
Tom Wilson: It was a lovely day! ;-) One of few!
Hospitals aren't built with any architectural style these days are they.
Tom Wilson: Just functional blocks, Brian - pretty well everywhere.

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