The Wrecking Ball

By Fefe
Something a bit different from me and the IOW for a change.
This is at Ryde bus and train station and I wanted a few shots before they start to knock it all down or whatever they are going to do to 'Bring it up to date' Personally I like it the way it is, yes its rather grotty and could do with a 'nostalgic' face lift. But the part of the charm of the IOW is nothing much changes....anyway I wanted some shots of how it was for the record.

V1 was taken last year of the seafront outside here that I also took before the wrecking ball came in, Ryde Pier Cafe has already been flattened.

So pleased you liked my faffed mono punky bee yesterday, thank you all so much!

Tags: General Candid Subway Mono conversion Wall art Ryde pier IOW black & white Ryde Bus Station Soon to be improved

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Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 1:06PM
Excellent images, I like both variants...
Isabel GrinGrin
27 Sep 2022 1:09PM
Two excellent mono images Diane.Smile
27 Sep 2022 1:15PM
Two wonderful 'for the archives' captures, Diane.
So much can be lost when things are 'brought up to date!!'

27 Sep 2022 1:15PM
Lovely set, Diane, and now I know the way to the Pier GrinGrinGrin

Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
27 Sep 2022 1:22PM
Two excellent images Diane. So different and both very good.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
27 Sep 2022 1:32PM
fine work
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
27 Sep 2022 1:44PM
The UA is for the lead, Diane...very much my taste. Lots of space to play tiddly-winks.Wink
ZenTony Plus
7 17 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 1:44PM
Of course I love this Diane.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 2:05PM
Good image, this needs to be recorded. And good luck to Ryde. Hexham's old bus station, in the town centre, was closed some ten years ago with the promise of shops, flats and car parking. Since then various deals have fallen through and the site is derelict, an eyesore. There's a new bus station that hardly anyone uses because it's outside the centre, the loos there are permanently locked, the coffee stall has closed and the state-of-the-art electronic information display reads 'Refer to timetable'. There is one badly torn timetable sellotaped to a window.
smut01 Plus
7 137 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 2:45PM
27 Sep 2022 2:54PM
Know this area so well Diane couple of cracking images. Mono is the right platform for the mood.GrinGrin

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
27 Sep 2022 3:04PM
Two fine monos from one of my favourite places, Diane 👍🏻 I have a similar shot to the version, but not as wide-angle or dramatic, and taken a few steps over to the right 😃😃
Trev 😀
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
27 Sep 2022 3:14PM
Excellent POV Diane. My award.
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 3:49PM
I love images with meaning and purpose and of course B/W so a mo brainer really Diane.

suemart Plus
5 8 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 3:58PM
Nice one Diane. I hope that the replacement is an improvement. Always sad when old buildings are knocked down.
27 Sep 2022 4:31PM
Two fine images Diane.

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
27 Sep 2022 4:39PM
Both exceptional black and white reportage!
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 5:09PM
Two really lovely shots and what a great idea to record it now,
capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 6:41PM
Nicely done, tomorrows nostalgia.Smile
27 Sep 2022 7:40PM
Two lovely mono images Diane.

DaveRyder Plus
8 6.6k 18 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 8:04PM
Nice one Diane, we're swapping awards today.
The two characters at the end of the tunnel a so key to the image.
Well timed.
Minty805 Plus
6 46 10 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022 9:19PM
A fine recording of the passing of an era, Diane. Too many such scenes are recorded simply in our memories, where none but we can see them.
James124 Plus
7 62 54 Portugal
27 Sep 2022 10:53PM
Change for changes sake, and the chance for a few to trouser some cash. Sad
Two memorable images for lovers of Ryde. The bus station entrance just needs modern lighting to show the no doubt colourful wall paintings.
27 Sep 2022 11:39PM
Two terrific mono images, Diane.

Same thing happening near my studio.

franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2022 8:32AM
Very good, Diane.

28 Sep 2022 10:16AM
Very well taken, Diane.

John Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2022 12:42PM
Two great mono images DianeSmileSmileSmile


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