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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 30th June, 2019)

Best Car Park?

Best Car Park?
Certainly an improvement from not long ago but is it the best?

Photo: Brian  (Sony DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Poet on 30th June 2019 at 00:58

And beyond the allure of the car park it looks like we've got some pretty tasty speed cameras and traffic lights too.

Comment by: Mick on 30th June 2019 at 08:05

It might be the best for its location

Comment by: DTease on 30th June 2019 at 09:25

Do they have a giant feather duster for cleaning that giant Venetian Blind?

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th June 2019 at 18:08

That eyesore of a building looks like it's been designed by a three-year-old and built of Lego.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th June 2019 at 19:08

There must have been a list of architects' plans submitted for this building. If this was the best , I shudder to think what the others looked like. Trendy 'wet behind the ears' just out of 'Art' College or wherever it is they learn their trade! I don't know what the building is....

Comment by: Veronica on 30th June 2019 at 19:33

Ps Is the building Itself a multi storey car park? I don't know where it is but the old buildings look vaguely familiar.

Comment by: Pat McC on 30th June 2019 at 20:03

To the left of the car park was a firm of Accountants, L.A. Pardey’s & Co. I worked there as a secretary for many years, and the library across the road was a lovely building. King Street and Library Street were buzzing in the 1970s - this part of Wigan has changed drastically too.

Comment by: Axcroft on 30th June 2019 at 21:02

Brian, this is a terrific composition. Best and cheapest car park - I think it could be! But - from an aesthetic viewpoint my eyes are drawn to the heritage buildings on the left, the new "lego" build (30 year lifespan PFI junk) centre-stage and the multi-storey on the right. Drab.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 30th June 2019 at 21:33

DTease, that's not a venetian blind. It is a built in ladder to assist would be burglars to the roof.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st July 2019 at 12:49

I have just realised the front of the building is on Library St. I didn't recognise it from this angle!

Comment by: Veronica on 1st July 2019 at 15:53

It's no wonder you can't differentiate between these modern buildings ... Old buildings had so much character you knew right away which they were and where you where! I suppose if you live in Wigan it's a different matter....

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 1st July 2019 at 20:07

It's the new baths innit ?
Never been in the place since that memorable occasion when I was caught splashing and lost most of my free tea allocation tokens.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd July 2019 at 13:29

So it is Ozy, so it is.. Where lots of singing goes on I believe whilst the old folk swim...
'Some enchanted evening, you may see a stranger, across a crowded pool,
And somehow you know, there's always the danger,
Of swimming too close, you'll crash into some fool'....
Someone may be laughing, you may hear her laughing across a crowded pool'.....

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