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Friday, October 03, 2008

Sky over Edward Street


This week's contribution to Skywatch Friday shows Edward Street.

You need to click on the picture to really appreciate its complexity.

The main road from Ashton comes in here and bends left to the junction with Newton Street. Facing the traffic is an old mill. Fortunately much of the dereliction is hidden from view behind all the foliage.

The part on the right hand side at the corner with Mary Street is known as the Caxton Works and has a very interesting doorway.

Six months ago when I posted a close-up of the top of Caxton Works it didn't look to be in too bad shape. At that time the corner on this left hand side was also intact and part of the ground floor appeared to be still in use.

On the day I took this, a few weeks ago, there were white clouds in a blue sky and (as there often is in my skywatches) a Manchester-airport bound plane overhead.

Tonight it is bucketing it down with rain!

24 comments:

Picturing of Life said...

nice shot

I hope you stop by at my SWF post also in HERE. Thanks

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think I could get confused driving there. Hmmm, I'd be asking myself, which way do I turn NOW? ;-)

Happy Sky Watch!

Dick said...

And an airplane too, nice picture.

imac said...

Hi Gerald, enjoyed your photo, as you say, it has lots to look at and admire.

Photo Cache said...

that building has snagged a good location. nice shot.

Rose said...

Very interesting...and I love the stuff growing on the roof. I cannot tell what it is. Here in town there used to be a small tree growing on top of this one roof. Not on purpose, I might add.

marley said...

I clicked and I appreciated! Is Manchester airport very busy?

leslie said...

I guess you have to take the rain along with the sun in order to get green fields and flowers. We're the same here.

Yes, I do see some dereliction here and I hope the building will be able to be preserved somehow.

Come see my simple little shot over at my Photologue. :D

Old Wom Tigley said...

It was a great building... my father lived around there years and years ago.... it was a very busy part of Hyde at one time Gerald. I got caught out in that hail storm we had today... boy that stuff hurts when it's bouncing on my bald spot... :O)

reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful - you're right about seeing more detail upon enlargement. Very nice shot.

babooshka said...

Agreed the larger image really needs to be clicked to be fully appreciated. So the planes are serendipity. Fine looking building.

Tanya said...

Nice! And I like the added feature of the plane! Happy SWF :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful old building cool sky and LOVE the plane up there!

magiceye said...

cool composition

Leena said...

When I clicked it bigger, I saw really fantastic picture!
And the lovely sky.
It`s raining here cats and dogs :)

Saretta said...

You're right, the photo is much better enlarged! You've even caught an airplane flying by!!

Jim said...

I like the plane and clouds, the building could use a bit of TLC, I bet it could be great looking.

Mary said...

A beautiful old building, and a very interesting skywatch photo! :)

Arija said...

..Oh dear, and I thought it was a roof garden! Love the kissing gate and Suffolk sheep further down as well.

John said...

Great shots and nice information.

afanja said...

Nice shot! You took from a beautiful angle.
The building could use some paint and glass ... ;-)

Gayle said...

Interesting streets...nice blue sky!

The White House

vincibene said...

Very interesting building! Beautiful picture with airplane.

Gail's Man said...

Another great looking building going to waste. I hope something useful is done with it soon and it's saved.

Best wishes on your blog nomination Gerald. Alas I Don't think such competitions exist yet in Nottingham.

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