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Playground Lost - New Nursery Found

By helenlinda
One of the poignant reminders of what we lost when we built our new Nursery is this hundred square - so with a focus on loss I felt that it should be mono today.
All the area from the square to the fence was playground. HOWEVER - we had old shelters knocked down and have gained a great deal of additional playground to the right of the Nursery.
v2 shows the digger removing part of it - with the view of the park which was also lost from the playground
v3 is the temporary repair work
v4 the final repairs
Yesterday was the cutting of the ribbon and the speeches
The children started to use the building on Monday - and there were many tears, as their mobile classroom had literally gone - it was taken away during the Easter break. I'm also told that a parent brought their child on Monday, and without looking crossed the playground to the mobile and only looked up when he got there and wash also shocked that it had gone BlushBlushBlushBlushBlush

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Black and white Playground Nursery 100 square

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 12:34PM
V3 particularly poignant.

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Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
1 May 2014 12:37PM
I hope the new will make as many happy memories as the old. It must be quite a shock for the kiddies....I hope they are excited about their new nursery.
9 10 10 England
1 May 2014 12:46PM
The benefits of the new will soon be making happy memories.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 May 2014 12:49PM
A wonderful result in V.1, Helen, great work by all concerned. Carol
1 May 2014 12:59PM
all look good in Mono v1 for me the kids I'm sure will love it

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 3:01PM
Super captures.Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
1 May 2014 3:03PM
Glad you recorded all you did, Helen.

I reckon once the kids get caught up in the swing of things, they'll quickly grow to love their new 'digs'.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 3:28PM
Images conveying both sadness and happiness at the same time...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 3:49PM
You've documented this story right through and an Audio visual of the story would be lovely for local records.
I'm sure the benefits of the new will outweigh the sentiment of the past and already you're capturing
some exciting new images.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 May 2014 6:04PM
Very sad when old buildings disappear - I live practically opposite a primary school, and though I never attended it (I lived in Leeds when I was young) it was sad to see it demolished and replaced with a new one about 3 years ago, but at least I did get some photos of the old school! Smile
Trev Smile
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
1 May 2014 6:36PM
I am sure they will have lots of happy years in the new buildings. Change is always good. Great images
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 May 2014 9:46PM
Progress and nostalgia....

2 May 2014 8:54AM
Great reportage - life moves on and the only absolute is change! A
2 May 2014 9:13AM
Fabulous shots of the progress Helen, top work.

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
2 May 2014 3:52PM
Good job the kids didn't see their playground destroyed!
So often it makes me wonder what is gained by wasting public money, after all it is our money and should be used to make the kid happy not sad.

Mono is very fitting!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 May 2014 9:15PM
It'll take sometime to get used to this, but looks nice from your viewpoint.

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