Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 10th July, 2011)
Photo: Dave (Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 AF-S )
who wants look at a building site. to a horrible building
Great shot! Deserves constructive criticism.
Yes Billy Bring back the slums.We should feel more at home there.
A bit of good photography.Nice one Dave.
Is that going to be the entrance ???
Yes, good foto, something to look back on in years to come.
I wonder if they found any artefacts?
Just been looking at your photo site and noticed in your aircraft section you have photos of a "ME109" this in fact a Hispano HA112 Buchon made under licence in Spain and powered by a Merlin engine same as a Spitfire
Have the health and safety visited recently ?? I know building sites arnt pretty but this one looks so unsafe with everything just thrown about everywhere !Where are all the "bosses!" Sat at home ,counting all their money??
Thanks for the info John - so it's just a mock up of a ME109 then?
Great picture. Good to see the 'before and after'
Aitch - yes - that's the entrance.
Thanks for putting that on Dave. I've been wondering what it looked like. My sister works in the town hall and she'd put some photos of the baths being demolished on Facebook but I had no idea how the building was progressing.
It will be strange to walk there and not smell chlorine.
Another great shot by Dave as always.
The answer to you just mock up question is no these aircraft were flown by the Spanish Air Force along with Casa built Heinkel 111 bombers which again were powered by RR merlin engines Casa also built Junkers JU52s all under licence.
The Spanish Air Force was the main source for the "German aicraft" in the 1968 movie "The Battle of Britain" and the the aircraft were then sold off hence the reason you see these in the air today
Talking of chlorine, who remembers the old baths cafe? Have eaten many a meat pie in there that tasted distinctly of chlorine!
I do love this new building, very impressive for Wigan.
Great photo Dave,its like being back on the job,years ago.
They've done wonders to this now, it's fully paved and they've planted it up.. it's a great hidden gem of a space and I hope it's a success, makes a nice addition to the space by the new library just a short walk away.