Saturday, April 28, 2007 

Bridge Abstract

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 

A massive obelisk?

This has to be in the top 3 of Hull's tallest buildings, especially now all the big cooling towers are being pulled down. More industrial might, or eyesore, depending on your point of view. Don't know what it is, but suspect it's a ruddy great grain silo. Come on boys 'n girls, those in the know give me some feedback.

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My favourite industrial area of Hull

Yesterday evening, before I went bowling, I had a walk into town via Bankside, where I took these images with my 'point ,n shoot'. It's a favourite area of mine, not really sure why, possibly because it's close to the place I was born (Witham) and it's nostalgia thing with me, or because despite the apparent dereliction in this area, there's so much still going on?

There are a lot of pubs in the town side of Bankside, the Bay Horse is one (I've never had a pint here, will have to remedy this some time) and the Whalebone, which I've frequented numerous times and is a firm favourite with me because of the range of beers and it's full of photographs that document Hull's, and in particular this part of Hull's recent history.

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A load of balls

Did a spot of 10 pin bowling after work yesterday with a gang from work. It isn't something I do very often, but as I have a penchant for the bit of occasional destruction now and again (legally of course) it's something I enjoy. Shame I'm a bit rubbish, I need more practice. Well, that's my excuse, or was it the wonky lanes?

Oh, yes it also helps to be facing the right direction when you release the ball! Not that it's a problem I've suffered from, but.....

This morning when I awoke, I was very glad I'd booked today as a holiday and I had some Nurofen handy. 3 rounds 0f 10 pin, lobbing 12lb balls around had taken there toll, I ached abit. Mind you it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I've still got it you know :)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 

Interesting architecture

I know where it is, but as to it's function? If any Hull bloggers can tell me where it is, and what function it services I'll buy 'em a beer or four!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007 

The great English takeaway

Following on from my 'Moby Dick's' post. I have to say that the English takeaway establishment, the 'chippy' as we call it 'ooop north' is undergoing a bit of a resurgence. Entrepreneurship in the form of new products and an improvement in quality seems to have taken hold in Hull, well at least the 'chippy's' I frequent. 'Reeds' my 'local' is a good example, shame my waistline dictates that I don't visit very often, but that can't be helped. However, I thoroughly recommend their 'Fish and Chips', especially since the Lorraine Street 'Chippy' has gone all continental, and is no longer a strictly Fish and Chips outlet. Their 'mucky haddock' was a favourite of mine, very tasty and done right a very healthy meal in my opinion.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Sugaring the pill

Those of you in the know will appreciate the juxtaposition in this low level landscape. I must admit I quite like this very simple landscape.

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Keeping it simple, naturally.

To pass the time away during my lunch hour I thought I'd mess about with my 'point 'n shoot' and try and 'perfect' my macro photography skills sat on my backside in the local playing field at the corner of Dansom Lane and St Mark's Street.

I'm one of those people who can't be bothered to read instruction manuals, I like to open the box and use it. So I had to prat around until I managed to find the correct macro setting. Here's one of my more acceptable shots. I haven't bothered cropping, it's 'as is' complete with 'DoF', which I wasn't expecting to be this good.

While I was doing this I also saw the fire tenders, I counted 3, going into my place of work, the office staff evacuated outside. Hope it was nothing serious, suspect it's another illicit smoker having a drag in the loo, setting off the fire sensors. Well, the corporate powers that be will impose blanket no smoking bans on site. It is possible to comply with the forthcoming no smoking legislation , provide smoking areas and not drive the issue 'underground' methinks?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 

Local industry

A view of the local cholesterol manufacturing facility, of a morning.


Some local colour

Another image I captured with my 'point 'n shoot' at East Park the other day. It's not rained for over a fortnight now, the ground is looking a bit parched.

Monday, April 16, 2007 

Rush hour traffic - mini movie

This is just a sample of what I have to witness on my way too, and from work every day. Today's early morning traffic. I'm so glad I don't have to drive in this.

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East Hull Landmarks - Local Bath's


East Hull Landmarks - The Holderness


East Hull Landmarks - Moby Dick's

Friday, April 13, 2007 

East Park Mini Movie

For once I thought I'd do something a little different. After a busy day at work, after some trade unionising, meeting with 'the management', I took a stroll through East Park, took some photo's and a few 'home movies' of the wildlife on the boating lake with my 'point 'n shoot' digicam.

Here's one of the resulting 'movies'. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 

It's a gas

You see some unusual things when you go for a walk in your lunch hour. Spotted a nice bit of satirical graffitti on the entrance of the gas manometer down St Marks Street. Well, it does make sense to me.

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Ducting for beginners

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Sunday, April 08, 2007 

Big Brother is watching you in Hull

I can't help but think that the whole cctv, police helicopter 'Eye in the Sky' thing is getting really out of hand in this city. In the space of a couple of miles walk to my parents this afternoon I spotted 4 or 5 sets of cctv camera's. Now, don't get me wrong in town centre's, known trouble spots etc I think they're a great idea. But when there's one directly opposite your bedroom window, well you see what I'm eluding at? Add to the ever, almost omnipresent police helicopter that is forever circling the city. And our Council Tax is paying for all this rampant voyeurism, does it actually do any good?


On reflection

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Saturday, April 07, 2007 

That's a rather large chimney

It's a funny thing 'familiarity'. I walk past the largest structural in Hull, well the tallest anyway, everyday. 450 feet tall, or thereabouts and I think nothing of it. This is part of the Holliday Pigments (Formerley Reckitts Colours) ultramarine manufacturing site in Morley Street. I went for a couple of interviews there, 80's and 90's. You walk about 100 yards down the street and everything is blue, very peculiar.

Monday, April 02, 2007 

View askew

A slightly different view of the freight railway bridge down Stoneferry Road, that's caught out many a truck driver who couldn't be bothered to check the height of his load.

Sunday, April 01, 2007 

Taking the obvious to another level perhaps?


You aren't welcome here

Life is full of 'anti trespass' devices, and as in this case for good reason.

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