Morning Everyone! Thankyou for all recent C&C I am Pleased as punch this morning, I have been awarded with a blue badge, Thankyou!
I have been uploading the series "Town Hall and Peace Gardens for a good two weeks now I think, and way overdue is a brief history of this tremendous building.......
This is Sheffield Town Hall and it was built ( completed) and opened in 1897, taking over from another rather attractive (well it must have been at one time) building a short distance away.
On the site of the Peace gardens, to the left of this image there used to be a large church called St Paul's and this was demolished in the 1930's to make way for the Peace Garden's. The Peace Gardens have changed considerabley over the years and also the area next to them. In 1975 a new section of the town hall was built, a hideous modern monstrosity, that was nicknamed "The Egg Box". This section didn't stand the test of time and was demolished also some years ago, and replaced with a large hotel called St Pauls.
At the same time the Peace Gardens were completely revamped with the addition of the fountains, and the "Winter Gardens" to the side of the hotel. The whole project took several years to complete as I remember. Looking at the area now, I think it works well, and it is a very pleasant part of Sheffield.
Thank you for looking, still few more to go yet
|Camera:||Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||24 Feb 2012 - 3:03 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|