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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 14th March, 2014)

Down Town Scholes


Down Town Scholes
Work continues on the new hotel.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Art on 14th March 2014 at 00:45

Scholes starts over Scholes Bridge..Bottom of Millgate

Not in Harrogate St Wigan

Comment by: joe graney on 14th March 2014 at 06:34

is it me or does that scissor lift look like an accident waiting to happen, good picture though.

Comment by: Alex on 14th March 2014 at 07:47

Good picture Mick, I like the light and the perspective. What a transformation from an ugly building!

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 14th March 2014 at 10:36

Good photo Mick
Most of the buildings are indeed 'down town Scholes'

Comment by: Roy on 14th March 2014 at 10:54

I dont think it's you Joe, the platform definately looks like it's a few degrees down at the back and the scissor seems to be slightly 'off' the perpendicular leaning away from the building. A very good clinical looking photo Mick, ALL the buildings look squeeky clean.

Comment by: Tom(Tom)Walsh. on 14th March 2014 at 11:28

Clever photograph !

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th March 2014 at 14:02

Closer inspection of the flats behind, Roy, shows the white is quickly becoming green, with moss growing on its surface.

Comment by: Mick on 14th March 2014 at 14:29

Arthur old chap for your info I took the snap with one of my legs still cocked over my crossbar when I was on Darlington street the A577, and not Harrogate steet the A49 which you have suggested

Comment by: A.W. on 14th March 2014 at 15:37

good picture, has a very angular/geometric element to it.

Comment by: scimoan walker on 14th March 2014 at 17:26

Looks more like down town New York.
Does look like the green algi is making a return.

Comment by: Art on 15th March 2014 at 01:14

Funnily enough Mick, the address of the old police station (ie the new hotel) is Harrogate St...That is of course unless they have moved the foundations...Which I find is nigh impossible.
BTW the A49 is Wallgate-Marketplace-Standishgate...South to North, of course

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 16th March 2014 at 15:42

Another good "jig-saw" to be tackled .good picture ...nice and clear Mjck.

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