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Friday, September 12, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Hatton's Dream


The old printworks on Queen Street is set to open in the new year as the Hatton Health and Leisure Gymnasium.

The Gymnasium is the brain-child of champion boxer Ricky Hatton.

Discover more watchers of the heavens at Skywatch Friday.

39 comments:

Wayne said...

The colour of the building and the contrast with the sky is very dramatic Gerald.

ilanadavita said...

Yes, stunning contrast.

Juliana RW said...

beautiful colorful

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MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i agree with wayne - red-brick and sky-blue remind me of some nice pyjamas my kids wear!

Yen said...

I love the blue skies with that red building!~Stunning shot:)I posted mine too, HERE! Happy SWF!~

Tommy V said...

nice colors in this photos.

Rose said...

I like the colors, too, but I really like the way the fence leads into the picture.

reluctantfarmchik said...

Very cool - nice to have some background info on the location too! Great post.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like it when old buildings can be recycled. Good post!

fishing guy said...

What a colorful post you have today.

Photo Cache said...

the sky is dramatic and love the color just popping up.

Louise said...

The sky is a perfect backdrop for that colorful building!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nice skywatch Gerald, think I will give the gym a miss.

Gail's Man said...

Moody looking sky. Glad to see an old building getting a new lease of life.

Julie said...

The angry sky brings out the colour of the building so very well.

Arija said...

Very nice colour contrast between the sky and the buildings.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This makes a nice contrast in colors.

My Sky Watch Friday blog is at my Canon Pixels blog. If you have time I would appreciate your having a look at the sky peeking through the oak tree leaves.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful photo,love the colours!

Woody said...

That's a great shot with the clouds in the background and the color of the building..

Nice Photo..

Ashtonian said...

Looks over saturated!
A great picture.
That colour, the bricks, that orangy hue is amongst my most favourite of all.

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Love the contrast of the sunshine on the building and the sky. Great shot!

Denise said...

Great photo!

rhoen said...

nice colors! nice contrast! Lovely!

Eddie D. said...

There's a threatening sky, for you...

PJ said...

I like seeing people succeed too, Gerald. You've given him some free publicity and now we want a photograph of you in the ring!

Ann said...

Lovely strong red set off against that ominous sky. Very nice.

angela said...

The sky looks really menacing but it shows off the red brick building beautifully..

magiceye said...

stunning contrast!

Capt. Ben said...

Green, orange, red, blue... all stand out and work together. Great combination of man-made and natural colours. I like how the colors act as steps into the sky.

vincibene said...

Dramatic picture, I like the contrast between sky and the building.

Jules said...

Those clouds look threatening - had it rained or was it about to???

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Very good photo and like everyone else I also like the color of the building against the darkened sky... it's a very neat contrast... it works very well!
~Michele J~
Mountain Retreat

babooshka said...

It is quite a dramatic scene. Someone else pointed out the fence leading you in and I agree. It's good to see a positive use for an old building for a chamge too.

Lew said...

Great shot! I love the effect you got with the dark sky and the sun putting a spot light on your subject. Your area is undergoing some radical changes in the use of old buildings for new purposes. I like the way these buildings are being "repurposed" rather than razed.

Mary said...

Love that brick red against the dark sky!

Mo said...

Lovely mix of colours. Great idea to make a new use for an old building.

syel said...

very lovely contrast of the sky and the building. nice perspective as well!

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau, Alaska!
It's been a while since I've had a chance to visit your blog. It's been fun playing catch up.

I really like this shot. I love how the color of the buildings brightens up the otherwise dark, overcast sky. Nice contrast!:)

dennis said...

Dennis Loves the colors and the sky so unpredictable a sky.

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