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The Church and McDonald's

By sandrish
This was one of the first images I took with my new camera and I did have to zoom in quite a bit.

I was standing in a field next to the cricket ground where I sometimes take my dog for a walk. A few years ago, from this point you could actually see the Church and the Town Hall (minus McDonald's) but now the Town Hall is obscured by 3 storey houses and apartments, not to mention McDonald's with a very busy main road in between the field and the Church.

Perhaps I am getting old and grumpy but I really don't like these changes to my town where I have lived all my life.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the cricket ground is being moved from where it has been for years and years to make room for a Sainsburys!

Tags: Photo journalism Church General Towns Architecture Mcdonalds Villages

Voters: oppo, brownsilent, AngelaR and 13 more

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oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
24 May 2007 9:19PM
Your message comes through loud and clear in this image Sandra. This sort of thing seems to be happening all over the country. Pictures speak louder than words. Well done.


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brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 9:42PM
Yes, this picture talks to us - it is the same all over the world, I think. It has nothing to do with getting old and grumpy, believe me. This image is very well composed, the new is loud and glaring, the old getting grey and nebulous. Good seen and beautifully captured.
AngelaR 13 155 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 10:38PM
Nice bit of photo journalism there Sandra - needs no explanation. Some modernisation is good - but moving a cricket pitch ....
GPTek 12 454 1 England
24 May 2007 11:01PM
I think we're seeing too many changes due to the Church of McD's (and others). Good image, good statement

chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 6:18AM
great capture of old and new
catnappin 11 666 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 3:12PM
Totally agree with your sentiments Sandra. I'm all for improvements as long as done well tho. Very well portrayed.
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 3:22PM
I agree with you, I think there will be no green belt land left before long, it a pity that a nice looking church is next to something a garish as a big mac sign
Well put over image
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 7:39PM
Oh this is a good one Sandra..I didn't need to read your comment.I don't think you are getting old and grumpy is a sad portrayal of the times.
patsy88 11 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 10:18PM
Is this really progress.
User_Removed 15 455 13 United Kingdom
28 May 2007 8:33AM
A clear and simple idea presented with good composition.

Eden Plus
13 40 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 5:20PM
Like this - well documented

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