You can be surprised when you go out and about for a wander. I went to visit my daughter in Derby the other day. It was such a joy seeing her and then we added to that by taking a good walk around parts of the city centre. I had few expectations of Derby as a city and was really surprised. We managed to find a whole raft of interesting little alleyways, the odd arcade, nice pubs, cafes and more – art shops included.
I have a love of places where history has added texture to what is around you, even better when that texture still has life and is felt and enjoyed.
Sometimes if you open the door to a new memory it will serve you for a long time. If that door and what surrounds it has a history placed well within the present it can mean something more.
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It has been said so many times before…
– there are the roughened edges of particular suburbs, they show that they are lived in and that there is effort being undertaken
– things are being done, life is lived, things go on, the small particles of history are made and in all of that the edges become a little roughened
– there is something other than the glossy, well polished and bright and within that there is something not only of value but with an aesthetic all of its own
… the ‘urban’ visits and makes its mark every once in a while, new bits of poetry added to the stuff of stone …
There is a history at hand, new uses being made of the grandeur of old …
Not all of life is manicured and tidy. Shells of the old, ruins and the derelict have a testimony to bear, reminders to bring, in effect, lessons to deliver.
I have a love of old and derelict buildings. The distressed graphically and architecturally has an appeal for me. The buildings shown here are local to me, in Pitsmoor, Sheffield. I cannot give a true history – upholsterers and car parts occupied them at some point.