Monday 31 March 2014

SHEFFIELD (Part 4 of 5)

More images from Sheffield.
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Reflections in the glass fronted buildings.

St. Pauls Hotel in Fountain Precinct.

War memorial.

On the steps of the City hall.

I dare you to go in here!!

The Athol Hotel!  I'm told it is still open for guests but the entrance is at the rear.
I didn't go round to check!
Plus, one of the fountains in Fountain Precinct.

The fountain in front of Sheffield Town hall.

Another fountain outside St. Pauls Hotel.

Nero cafe and some of the many chrome spheres in this area.

Me & my son Michael reflected in a sphere.

The Winter gardens on the left.

Inside the Winter Gardens.

A "Pop up shop".

The 5th & final part of our day at Sheffield will follow soon.

Friday 28 March 2014

SHEFFIELD (Part 3 of 5)

More images from Sheffield.
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Main entrance to Smoke Barbecue.

In one of the many pedestrian areas, the building at the rear is the Winter gardens.

Lots of places to eat!

The Winter Gardens, all around this area are these large reflective spheres.

Looking back towards the Cheese gRATER.

The sweeping lines of the Winter Gardens.

Piccolino resturant.

Patterns on the spheres.

Sheffield Town hall and the fountain in the square.

There was a demonstration against "Atos" in progress.

Shopping mall.

From an elevated viewpoint I liked the Lowry style figures passing by.

The ladies in The Museum spotted me!

Cheap at half the price?

These figures are grinding cutlery.

There weren't many empty or closing down shops in Sheffield.

The main entrance into the mall.

More pics from Sheffield to follow.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

SHEFFIELD (Part 2 of 5)

More images from Sheffield.
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This passageway is called "Grinders Hill" to commemorate the
cutlery trade which is one of the trades and crafts that Sheffield
was known for throughout the world.

There were lots of shops, cafes and other buildings to catch my eye and so, being a bit of an anorak
for these type of premises, I had to photograph them even though they weren't typical of Sheffield. 

Another view of The Hubs.

The Rutland Arms and some of the murals that are to be seen around Shefield.  

I don't know what these figures are meant to represent and I'm not too concerned.  All I know is we
took lots of pictures of them, these here are a small selection.

The front of The Rutland Arms, ordinarily I would be quite interested in photographing this building
anyway but the murals made it even more interesting!  

More murals.

On a back street approaching the rear of The Hubs, I saw this car "peeping out"!

The Hubs again, this is on the opposite side and where there are many more structures
and sculptures to see.

There are three huge murals of well known people in Sheffield, all on the ends of buildings.  The artist
who painted them is known as "Rocket02" and his work is available to be seen on the web.  He was
commissioned to paint these huge murals, we found two of them but there is another of George
Bernard Shaw that we didn't see.  This one is very obviously of David Attenborough. 

This mural depicts Harry Brearley who is credited as the person who invented stainless steel which
is another product that Sheffield is famous for!  This mural is on the side of the Howard Hotel.

Sheffield Hallam University building.

In the city centre (not sure of the location) and impressive buildings everywhere!  The strangely
textured building in the middle is a car park and is known locally as "the cheese grater"!  You
will be able to see why in following images of it.

Graphic images everywhere!

The "cheese grater" is on the left.

Smoke Barbecue, more images of this from the other side later in this series.

Arundel Centre and the cheese grater in the background.

More images from Sheffield to follow.

Camera used at Sheffield was my Panasonic G5.