Friday, 28 March 2014

High rise living on Lancashire Hill

These high-rise apartments are on the side of Lancashire Hill. On the left is Stonemill Terrace. On the right is The Bentleys. The tower block in the middle is Pendlebury House. Behind it but blocked from view is another tower-block Hanover House.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Something is happening in Lord Street

I posted views of the pedstrianised portion of Lord Street in November 2013.

I'm not sure what is happening there now but this is how it looked last Wednesday.

A contribution to Monday Mellow Yellows.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Where Angels Fear To Tread

The Angel Inn dates from the 1790s and had a theatre where it was possible to have a drink and enjoy a night of thespian magic. Afterwards further "pleasures" were available with the ladies of the night in the inn's notorious Angel Yard behind. It was completely refronted in 1886 by the Stockport architect Thomas Allen. The fa├žade has ornate plasterwork to the upper floor. The lower part is modelled to resemble masonry, with window surrounds with angel's heads, a frieze above and a panel which formerly had the name Angel Inn. Above is a triglyph frieze, and large cross patterns, a bracketed cornice and parapet.

In recent times it was the home of Chafe's solicitors until 2010. Now it is the home of Seven Miles Out a digital and visual arts centre.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White and Shadow Shot Sunday.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Signs on Lower Hillgate

Lower Hillgate supports a plethora of mostly dilapidated signs.

It is still closed to through traffic following the collapse of a derelict furniture shop in November 2013.

See details of the collapsed building in our post from 3rd January.

See a wider view of this part of Lower Hillgate on Geograph.

A contribution to signs, signs.