A walk around Hexham 3

By mrswoolybill
Market Street. The old swimming baths have been reduced to a perilous-looking façade, the trees have been subjected to extreme pruning. A block of flats will be *clagged on behind the façade, I'm not sure what the long term intentions are for the trees.
Thanks for looking,

*Clagged - a northern technical term. Pasted on.

Tags: Street photography Street Architecture Black and white Hexham

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bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
26 Nov 2020 7:20AM
very well seen and captured
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 7:21AM
Nicely captured Moira. I bet those trees will go which will be a shame.
kaybee Plus
16 7.5k 26 Scotland
26 Nov 2020 7:29AM
The trees with grow again - I am not so sure about the building.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
26 Nov 2020 7:43AM
A stark presentation of this area Moira , looks like a meccano set behind the trees !Smile
26 Nov 2020 7:56AM
Powerful shot Moira. Its as if the scaffolding is trying to imitate the the truncated trees. I hope they keep the facade of the building even though the rest has sadly disappeared.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 8:12AM
Interesting, Moira.
The pruning appears to be quite severe.

Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
26 Nov 2020 8:35AM
Looks like the trees are ready for the next season Smile
Fine shot!

saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
26 Nov 2020 8:36AM
Arms raised in desperation, trying not to drown....
26 Nov 2020 8:49AM
Everything for the logic of profit,
the sad truth of our society.
Very well recorded.

Lory Smile
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Nov 2020 8:59AM
Why do we insist on being glued to the past? Excellent composition 😁
26 Nov 2020 9:12AM
It's all about the frontage, Moira.

26 Nov 2020 9:26AM
Post-apocalypse + Meccano.
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 9:40AM

Quote:Post-apocalypse + Meccano.

Echoed my thoughts. Building things in Meccano was my favourite thing as a child - this is on a grander scale. Well seen, Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 9:51AM
Meccano, that's how I saw the scaffolding. I hope that the façade survives, precedents are not good in the North East. Newcastle tried to do this years ago with a fine bank building on Grainger street, it collapsed rather messily.
Thanks Ian for the UA!
jacomes Plus
5 26 32 Portugal
26 Nov 2020 10:09AM
Interesting documentary shot Moira. I guess the inside of the facade is ion the right and pedestrians have to walk thrugh/under/round the giant Meccano set. Potential for some nice flats, but probably expensive and built for profit instead. (What a cynic I am)
The trees will no doubt recover.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 10:12AM
James: The interior of the flats will be on the right, but pedestrians still have to walk round the giant Meccano set.
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
26 Nov 2020 10:35AM
I like the comparison between the hacked trees and the facade held together with steelwork. Is the idea to hide the building behind, and present a better frontage to the World? I bit of a guddle!
Scottish Word: Guddle: a state of untidiness or confusion, or an untidy place
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 10:38AM
I do like guddle. It refers to a lot of our world.
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
26 Nov 2020 10:50AM
Nicely composed shot Moira, the trees the old façade and the new scaffolding all reaching up to embrace the
open space above. Clagging on a few flats, is that a builders description or an architectural term?
26 Nov 2020 11:55AM
no sure about the building but the trees are going to be OK, seen this "extreme pruning" many times over here especially under power lines - it works
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 735 England
26 Nov 2020 12:17PM
'Clagging on' sounds cheap and nasty and shoddy. It might fall off a few years down the line.
The trees have been butchered.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 12:37PM

Quote:'Clagging on' sounds cheap and nasty and shoddy. It might fall off a few years down the line.

That's the essence of it.

Quote:The trees have been butchered.

Intentional, I think. There's no tradition of pollarding here, this is in the hope that they will die, necessitating their removal.
Thanks folks and Happy Tier 3 to all in the NE...
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 1:23PM
Those trees reaching out to the sky look rather spectacular.
Well seen and well photographed. Isabel GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
26 Nov 2020 2:39PM
All down to the basics. Superbly composed image. Like its all waiting and hoping...for something.
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 3:43PM
It's called progress Moira. But progress at a cost.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 3:48PM
Thanks folks, and thanks to Alfie for the UA.
ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 5:27PM
Lovely shot Moira.
The sad thing about this is that the planners number one priority will have been the preservation of that frontage. The fact that we desperately need new homes will have been a secondary consideration for them. I don't like planners. Just look what they have done to towns over the last 50 years......................I need to stop now !!!!!
Again Moira lovely photo.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 6:19PM
Thanks Tony.
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
26 Nov 2020 10:27PM
Excellent black and white Moira. SmileSmile

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