Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 9th January, 2016)
The Old Courts
Now there's a relief from the concrete monstrosities we've been seeing for a while! Thanks for this Danny.
a handsome building and so rarely looked at properly
it does have a pleasantly quaint look about it.
Now isn't that just a beautiful building..I wish all buildings in Wigan were as classy as that..thanks Danny.
Wigan has a mix of the great and grotesque and this is one of the greats almost 'fairytale' in its construction.
The old County police station, worked there in the 60's.
Sorry folks, don't share your sentiments. I think it is a hideous building along with the Town Hall in Library St and most Victorian/Edwardian architecture. I worked inside this building for some years and found it the most depressing place I have ever worked in.
Linda..one of our neighbours used to clean there,Mrs Lynch.
I,m totally opposite to you Derek, I love Victorian architecture. In those days they seemed to take more pride in what was built.
Look at the box next door above. Saying that each their own. Thanks for the picture Danny.
I totally respect your and other peoples preferences Kas. As you rightly say, to each their own. There are also some hideous buildings in Wigan which are relatively new = the most notorious example being Brocol House in King St.
Veronica, as to your 'fairytale' comments,one of my thoughts was of Mad King Ludvig and his extravagant castles!
Think that's why Victoria and Albert were so passionate about Balmoral Ellen- it reminded them of Germany.
Spot on Derek B. Every time I drive past there I think the Architect and planners who allowed it should be sent into exile. It is hideous.
Vb, how interesting,I never thought of it that way before!
DereckB....some people have no heart.