A Place Less Visited 5

By woolybill1
Redundant social club, Blaydon. Viewed from the back. This is the westernmost of the adjacent buildings.

Thanks for all the encouraging votes and comments on this series. The title-set continues at the weekend but the venue changes.

Tags: Architecture Black and white Decay

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bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
3 May 2019 7:49AM
very good ,Bill

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Bravado kept out of sight.

viscostatic 12 43 5 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 8:07AM
Well composed Bill. Bleak and depressing this one.

3 May 2019 8:36AM
TIL (Today I Learned) that nonce is a person convicted of a sexual offence, especially against a child (informal, British)
Techno Plus
10 3.7k 8 England
3 May 2019 8:48AM
Urban deprivation.......Sad
KingArthur 12 8 Malta
3 May 2019 8:58AM
Lovely shot, has more impact in monochrome.

Joe Smile
franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 9:02AM
Bleak and moody, Bill.

My father was a long time member of a social club and on my twentieth birthday he convinced me to join it.
I used it rarely and yet I continued to pay the membership which was not much. I eventually became a life member and membership fees ended. It was always busy and the drinks were cheaper than local pubs.
Like many clubs, it passed it's prime and closed and is now a gym.
3 May 2019 10:15AM
For me, this is the best of the set so far. No idea why.Blush
saltireblue Plus
9 9.3k 35 Norway
3 May 2019 10:42AM
While the meaning of the message on the left, referring to Her Majesty's Constabulary, is perfectly clear, the meaning of TWOK to the right can be interpreted in various ways. For example:

The Wrath Of Khan (Star Trek movie)
The Way of Kings (Brandon Sanderson book)
Taking Without Consent (vehicle theft)
Tested Working Ok (field engineers - hardware repair)

I presume it ties in with the fact that the building has been 'taken without consent and was turned into an illegal squat.
Minty805 Plus
2 22 5 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 11:20AM
Your usual masterclass in light and tone, Bill. Also useful, reading the above, to discover the meaning of various terminology, probably best avoided. Allan
3 May 2019 11:23AM
A bleak image, all the more so because there is no clear sense of dimension; the whole thing is strikingly 'flat' which intensifies the sense of hopelessness and decline. Glad to make it 30 and add a gong of my own! SmileSmileSmile
3 May 2019 12:24PM
All angles covered I reckon, Bill.

Great work Bill! Love the greytones and the sharpnes. Also a great composition!

Arne Smile
3 May 2019 1:39PM
Wonderful conversion and very sharp. KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mistere Plus
5 4 3 England
3 May 2019 2:33PM
Excellent image Bill. Thanks for telling us it was redundant.
It has the look of many social clubs. Better, in fact, than some that
are still functioning, SmileSmile.

TrevBatWCC Plus
10 13 12 England
3 May 2019 2:54PM
Think you've caught it's best side here Bill...certainly the foreground is the tidiest! 😁
Trev 😀
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
3 May 2019 3:52PM
It has been a great set showing the more depressing side of modern day Britain.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 5:50PM
Pigs would soon get rid of this overgrown lawn!

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