Up In The Atmosphere by Steve Carter (Panasonic DMC-SZ3)
Boyswell House as seen through the rooftops.
Comment by Blob on 8th March 2016 at 00:37
Ancient and modern.
Comment by Mick on 8th March 2016 at 05:05
Theres some money worth in them chimney pots.
Comment by Garry (retired coalman) on 8th March 2016 at 07:19
Must have been very busy for coal men in that era, looking at the chimney pots, there's a fire place in every room. Great!
The old and new, I much prefer the old, those flats are not a home in my opinion.
Comment by Den s on 8th March 2016 at 08:13
Look at the junk on top of Boyswell House! It looks like a Scrapyard in the sky.
Comment by kath on 8th March 2016 at 09:03
love this. such an unusual shot.
Comment by Vb on 8th March 2016 at 09:24
Looks like a poster for Mary Poppins!
Comment by Anne on 8th March 2016 at 09:44
How do people escape from the top floors in case of a serious fire.
I like this one.
Comment by irene roberts on 8th March 2016 at 11:02
I love the chimneys and the old grey roof slates.
Comment by Lizziedownunder on 8th March 2016 at 11:08
Lovely shot Steve...framed between the chimney pots....cheers!!
Comment by Sam.h on 8th March 2016 at 11:23
Stairs ,Anne,if you can,t descend the stairs I would imagine you are carried.
Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 8th March 2016 at 13:50
Very evocative photograph , old meets new.
Thank you Steve.
Comment by Brendell on 8th March 2016 at 14:04
lovely photo thanks. I have one of the chimney pots like the ones on the right in my garden in Norfolk. Brought it back from Wigan a few years ago. Wouldn't part with it.
Comment by Whelley Wayne on 8th March 2016 at 14:45
Boyswell House, being the highest block of flats in Wigan contains a manned ‘listening station’ on the roof which was installed along with adjacent fencing/satellite receivers/listening attena etc about ten years ago
The council receives a handsome sum from the government for this use
My Uncle lives next to top floor and he receives some strange receptions on his radio/tv and he doesn’t even have a dish!
Tells me about some strange clandestine meetings up on that roof!
Comment by Johnny on 8th March 2016 at 22:06
On top of the tower block reminds me of a song by Hurricane Smith...Scrapyard in the Sky or was that Spirit?
That metal will be dismantled soon and weighed in!!
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