Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Lancaster from the north

If you travel from west from Halton on Foundry Lane you get to a crossroads with Kellet Lane. Take a look of Lancaster from this crossroads and this is the view. It is interesting to look at the major sites. The most striking feature in colour is a very new orange building which has been built above a listed building. It has received a lot of attention in the local press as well as a lot of complaints. It is certainly striking even from this distance but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Compare this with the sepia version. Colour must have played a significant part in the complaints.

Other prominent buildings can be seen on the horizon. From left to right you see Lancaster Cathedral then the Ashton Memorial. Almost breaking the horizon is Lancaster Town Hall with its clock tower. Similarly the chimney at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary doesn't quite cross the horizon but just to the left of the chimney you can see the spire of St Thomas' Church.

On the 8th March I wrote about the support structure for the Millenium footbridge which resemble the masts of a ship. This structure is quite distinctive then back to the horizon you have Lancster Castle and The Priory Church.

Happy snapping

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