Photo-a-Day (Monday, 19th August, 2013)
Andrew , I hoped there would be more pictures from your visit to the tower, looking forward to more. This is very effective in monochrome . Thank you.
I love this picture! What a variety of shapes,textures and shades!
Magnificent Andrew.....love monochrome.....it has this spooky feel about it....this for my album....many thanks....cheers!!!
Nice mono mate - lots to see.
How different on the "inside" it is, not how I thought it to be. Super idea monochrome.
was that the old court building? it's amazing how often I've walked down that road and never looked up.i've never noticed the turret or that little one on the opposite corner.
Marvellous image Andrew. Not a big fan of B & W but some images just lend themselves to it - as this one does. A well taken and well chosen subject. Did you use a tripod or was it hand held? Beautifully sharp. Kath, it's surprising how often we don't look up - or look back! Since I took up photography I 'see' much more than I ever did before. Wish I was this good though.
Would that be a railway line..top right corner?
Excellent monochrome pic, Andrew.
It shows another side of Wigan as well.
Great detail and atmosphere. Look at all the chimney pots....!!!
Garry, that is the line from Wigan Wallgate to Kirkby.
I remember going into the police station there in 1965 where they kindly endorsed my passport photograph.
Good photo Andrew,very impressive.I cannot for the life of me think where these buildings are though,dont recognise them at all.
Thanks for your kind words, folks.
Janice, it was hand held - it was a lovely sunny day, and no need for a tripod. Just keep shooting lots and lots, and the more you shoot, the more you learn.
Jean F (Wales) these are the old county court buildings on Crawford Street.
County police station, used to work there in the 60's.
Jean, Crawford Street, facing the parish church gardens.
Anybody remember the Dole Office, before Brocol House was built?
It's in the pic..;o)
Such craftmanship they had back then with there Multi Fac`eted Grandioso desines,working with basic tools. Yet we with all our knoledge and endles tools seem only able to erect tin sheds that resemble rather large Mecano sets .
I would have rather seen it in colour, but I love the shot & its razor sharpness. I think this shot is beautiful
Thanks Andrew and Linda,I managed to read the st.sign of crawford st
through my lifesaving magnifier,but couldnt remember where that was !!!
Anyone know why there is such a big chimney middle right of picture
Could be the boiler chimney for the old phone exchange central heating next door, to the right..;o)
I worked in the telephone exchange the chimney is not part of the exchange ,it is part of the Crawford st building.
Looks like Crawford St had more than enough chimneys. ;o)
Do you know the address of the "new" exchange Peter?
A really good picture. reminds me of a French chateau. On my last visit to Wigan 12th to 25th aug I found a pub named the Anvil where they served Wigan Beer. I was told that this was brewed at a brewery which was located behind the large double doors shown in the photo. Any truth in this .?
The Anvil (ex All Saints Tavern) is about 50 yards to the right of this pic, across Dorning St, corner of Hallgate