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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 29th May, 2021)

Wigan Life Centre


Wigan Life Centre
Wigan Life Centre, Library Street.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 29th May 2021 at 02:21

I hope I don't sound insulting, just because I emigrated from Wigan, but that is the ugliest building I have ever seen.
A good photo of it though Dennis.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th May 2021 at 07:37

Reminds me of the entrance to any Airport in the world. Nice to see the reflections of the older buildings in the glass 'menagerie'.

Comment by: PeterP on 29th May 2021 at 08:16

Too much reflection off the brick buildings spoiling the shot

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 29th May 2021 at 08:56

I think that is what’s known as “A purposeful stride”. I reckon someone is going to get an ear full if she catches up with whoever she as come to see!
In reality, she as probably come to pay the rent or something, but one of the very few pleasures of growing old is that you have time to sit, watch the world go by and let your imagination run riot. People are always, unfailingly interesting.

Comment by: Mick on 29th May 2021 at 09:54

Lovely bright place to work for the staff and for visitors, its even got doors that open with out you touching them, which must be well appreciated for unmarried mother pram pushing and wheelchair users

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th May 2021 at 10:05

I agree with Alan on Vancouver Island...it's ugly! The buildings reflected in its windows, however, are full of warmth and character. Chalk and Cheese! (This observation is of the buildings only, not Dennis's photograph).

Comment by: David Barker on 29th May 2021 at 11:13

Bet window cleaner in not complaining LOL, good photo Dennis with the reflections across the street .

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 29th May 2021 at 12:01

I don’t know about it being the ugliest Alan, there’s a concrete building just up the road on Millgate that would be a strong contender!

Comment by: Edna on 29th May 2021 at 12:29

Are you sat near there Dennis, watching the world go by.You will see all sorts going on in that area.Why is everything they build today made of glass? Yes the reflection has spoiled the image.

Comment by: Jack on 29th May 2021 at 12:50

PeterP. You know what to do.

Comment by: Maureen on 29th May 2021 at 13:07

I was having a chat with Geoffrey Shryhane one day and he was praising all the new buildings in Wigan,he said "Don't you think Wigan town centre looks very modern now" I said I'm sorry Geoff but I think we'll agree to disagree..they're just stripping it of all its character..he looked stunned.But there's nothing like the truth is there?.

Comment by: Poet on 29th May 2021 at 13:56

I don't find the building particularly ugly , it's just that a civic building ought to have more grandeur than this . If it was the entrance to a posh new department store in town , I think people would be delighted .

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 29th May 2021 at 14:32

The point is, we will all have to learn to live with that reflection like it or not, because it will be there as long as both buildings survive.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th May 2021 at 14:57

It would be an impossibility to take a photograph of that building in daylight without getting reflections. I think they add something - perhaps it's the redness of the Accrington bricks which add colour and life to an otherwise insipid building.

Comment by: Jembo on 29th May 2021 at 15:58

I don’t recall a bus route going past there. Nice photograph Dennis.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 29th May 2021 at 17:14

Good photo Dennis,the reflections make it more interesting. Good for you Maureen !!

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 29th May 2021 at 17:57

It's College Street, not Library Street.

Comment by: Jembo on 29th May 2021 at 21:34

I don’t recall a bus route going past there. Nice photograph Dennis.

Comment by: Jembo on 29th May 2021 at 21:35

College Avenue

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th May 2021 at 22:31

Well, I think it's quite a clever trick by the architects - you can't build Accrington brick Victorian monstrosities nowadays - but some people seem to like them - so why not build a glass building which reflects the old college buildings (now the town hall) over the road and get the best of both worlds - offices fit for present-day purposes, with reflections of nostalgia thrown in.
Super job, well done.

Comment by: James Hanson on 30th May 2021 at 11:59

David, what makes you think you can't build 'Accrington brick Victorian monstrosities' nowadays?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st June 2021 at 13:34

Tell me where one has been built recently, James.

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