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Liverpool Red Brick

Victoria building, Liverpool University, is the origin of the term "Red-brick University" or so I am told.

Opened in 1892 it was designed by one Alfred Waterhouse, who also designed Manchester Townhall. A grandiose building in mud and blood coloured brick with towers and turrrets, long oriel windows and many flourishes and furbelows.

 

Liverpool Red Brick

Victoria building, Liverpool University, is the origin of the term "Red-brick University" or so I am told.

Opened in 1892 it was designed by one Alfred Waterhouse, who also designed Manchester Townhall. A grandiose building in mud and blood coloured brick with towers and turrrets, long oriel windows and many flourishes and furbelows.

 

comments (9)

  • Kay
  • United States
  • 6 Sep 2007, 03:00
Wonderful crisp shot of a beautiful building, Les.
Les Auld: It is a grand building, I believe it is to open as a University museum next year. Thanks for the comment Kay.
Looks like a model the way you have processed it. Interesting effect.
Les Auld: A bit of levels and curves only, thanks for the comment Martin.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Sep 2007, 08:34
You know that this is my kind of pic, Les! smile I'm really fascinated by the sloping windows to the right of the front door. Don't know if I've ever seen that before in quite that way.

And the clocks!!!
Les Auld: The windows follow the line of the grand staircase just inside, I just never noticed them. Appreciate the comment Ginnie and I'm glad you liked it.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 6 Sep 2007, 08:58
Beautiful building, like Ginnie the sloping windows really catch the eye.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, it is a Grade II listed building, there are moe listed buildings in Liverpool than any over city outside London, one day I may get to photograph most of them.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Sep 2007, 09:16
A catch eye building and a great picture where the clouds came as if ordered.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, one fine building with a side order of clouds just for the photographer, nice idea.
Seeing it is image I have thought that one was a photo of Ginnie. A majestic building of pleasant colors surrounded by an intense sky!
Les Auld: Thanks Lose-Angel, appreciate the comment, and the comparison.
Wonderful picture
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, appreciate the comment.
Well captured, Les. The blue sky really sets off that red brick. Regards, chad
Les Auld: Thanks Chad, benefit of a nice day I suppose, thanks for the comment.
You are always jerking my nostalgia string. I started my working life a 100 yards to your right in the Veterinary Science faculty as a Lab Technician. The one with the carving of the bull with the very large genitalia, but I digress. I used to have to stomp up the magnificent stair case in the Victoria building every Friday to collect my £3 6s 8d.

There was a good pub there, the Grapes until they pulled it down to build the Agustus John.

You are quite correct with your history.
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair, only too pleased to pull your string. I applied to Liverpool way back in '69 but they wouldn't accept me for some reason, ended up in Birmingham and stayed there for 37 years.

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