Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Saturday, 19 December 2009
This blog will be returning in the next few days.
I'm currently just testing the creation of posts from my phone, so there may be a few test posts appearing (and then maybe disappearing).
Thanks to all who've kept following me... see you soon.
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Kid Acne piece at the bottom of the moor.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Unfortunately due to other commitments and general lack of time to do a good job on this site - I'm going to take a temporary hiatus.
I'll plan now to come back towards the end of the year - so hold me to that!
Thanks for all the comments and following thus far, and please do keep checking (and all my Twitter followers please don't 'un-follow' me), I will definitely be back, might even give it a bit of a re-design.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
When I saw Babylon 90's bar it suprised me that the 90s had already become retro, or have they? I suppose there was 80s nights in the late 90s... Come to think of it, it's taken the place of the 70s bar Flares (which has now moved round the corner next to an 80s bar).
Friday, 31 July 2009
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
If you walk around the perimeter, you can find some great views of the buildings that have been kept in great original condition - stonework at least. Here on Orchard Lane you can see the entrance to the old Science School together with original, ornate carvings.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Since the offices (the 'egg boxes') have been torn down this statue has a been moved twice, and is currently in a great spot outside the Winter Gardens on Surrey Street. I personally hope it stays here.
Created by local artist George Fullard in concrete in 1957, it was bought by the council and turned to bronze in 1985. Fullard was an active socialist and war veteran, there's some snippets of info here and here and a bit more about Walking Man here.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
It is currently undergoing a new redevelopment and rebrand - website here.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
The company still exists and is still on the same road, but just a bit further up, in a much smaller premises.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Cllr Paul Scriven, Leader of Sheffield City Council and Chair of Sheffield First Partnership said:
The more we understand each other, the harder it is to be intolerant and the easier it is to work together on the things we all care about.
I think it's a great idea, and you can join in at any time via the website, but also check out the other roadshows this week.
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
Bad news... Dulo is closing. This Friday Dulo will open to the public for the last time. I'm sure it'll be a massive night, full to the brim with laughs a plenty because Okie (the landlord) and the crew always put on a good bash.
The long wall on the side of Dulo has pretty much always been used as a mural wall, normally something do to with artist Kid Acne (if not totally his doing). He's been drafted in to do their last one - a nice simple "That'll learn 'em", Sheffield dialect for 'that will teach them'. I don't know the reason for the closure and whether this statement is relevent to that or not. I thought the two might be related as it's similar in styling to the 'You'll miss me when I'm gone' piece that 'Accers' did on the Psalter Lane Art School (before redevelopment).
Thanks for the memories Dulo, it's been grand.
Friday, 3 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
The poem is by Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion. It reads in full:
O travellers from somewhere else to hereYou can see more about the poet on his website www.andrewmotion.co.uk
Rising from Sheffield Station and Sheaf Square
To wander through the labyrinths of air,
Pause now, and let the sight of this sheer cliff
Become a priming-place which lifts you off
Cloud shadows drag their hands across the white;
Rain prints the sudden darkness of its weight;
Sun falls and leaves the bleaching evidence of light.
Your thoughts are like this too: as fixed as words
Set down to decorate a blank facade
And yet, as words are too, all soon transferred
To greet and understand what lies ahead -
The city where your dreamling is re-paid,
The lives which wait unseen as yet, unread.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
As I recovered in my garden afterwards I noticed I had a pic to go in the City Daily Photo Theme Day which today was 'empty'. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
Another scorcher in Sheffield today, and walking home I saw many convertible cars. This one was the best by far though. This gentleman was just driving off as I noticed it and so didn't get the chance to find out what type it is, so if you know please comment.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Regardless of what has really happened (or not) with regards to allegations made towards him, there's no doubt that he was one of the world's greatest musicians, a legend. I doubt if there will be anyone that will literally be as much of a 'superstar' as Michael Jackson was.
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Just along side Decathlon Sport on Eyre Street I looked up at the City Walk Apartments on Sylvester Street and saw this mannequin/statue.
It was quite a dismal morning, first thing, so the gold of this 'man' really stood out (as you can see in this pic, left).
There is some art studio/gallery space across the road (www.sylvesterspace.com), so I wondered if it was something to do with that, or was just a nice 'find' that someone has stuck outside?
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
As I came round the corner I noticed the Cole Brothers (John Lewis) car park and thought I'd try and get to the top and take some shots. I went to the top but the walls are too high up there, so i dropped down a level.
I thought I'd have a play with this 'tilt-shift' effect as when I've seen it before I've always thought it looked great. With all the re-generation that's going to be happening around there I thought I'd try and make it look a bit like an architect's model.
You can see the original here (left), notice the fantastic red stone front buildings running down to St Paul's Place, you don't get many more of this style in Sheffield. I can't find any quick info on the history of these buildings, so please do comment if you know anything, I will update if/when i find out anything.
UPDATE: I've just noticed, on viewing the published post, that the building in the front-left of the photo is the Salvation Army building from yesterday's post. You can see the turret style tops to the wall. In fact it's almost an unintentional complete reversal of the previous post :)
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Many stories have been circulated about it's future use, main one being as a Buffalo Joe's restaurant, but it now seems to have been settled that it's in Sheffield's plans to further develop the surrounding area as a 'retail quarter'. A selection of minutes from a council meeting can be seen here.
I used to work very close to this building and have seen it slowly deteriorate, I'm glad it will eventually be saved as it's a marvellous looking building from all sides.