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Derelict


Not all Liverpool is covered with cranes and new buildings. St. Marys Road in Garston, one of the outlying areas along the River, has a number of old and derelict buildings on it. These seem to have been in this state for somewhile judging by the plant life on them.

Derelict


Not all Liverpool is covered with cranes and new buildings. St. Marys Road in Garston, one of the outlying areas along the River, has a number of old and derelict buildings on it. These seem to have been in this state for somewhile judging by the plant life on them.

comments (7)

Lovely bit od decay. Maybe I would have removed the modern building on the right .. but I also recognize your desire for symmetry. richard
Les Auld: It was the symmetry that cought my eye Richard, I did desaturate the side streets though as the colours were too vivid. Thanks for the comemnt.
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 5 Apr 2008, 10:31
What agood study. I like the vegetation growing out of just about everywhere where it can get a hold. I'm surprised the developers have not moved in long agao; my own city centre is now just a mass of "luxury" apartments all jamemd in togtehr.. terrIBLE!
Les Auld: There is some local development but quite a bit of the Victorian village still remains. Thanks for the comment.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Apr 2008, 15:10
Oh wow! This is superb. I love the plants growing out of the building. (:o)
Les Auld: I went past here again today and the plants seemed much fuller somehow, thanks for the comment Roz.
Brilliant picture Les: I hope you took lots more like this
Les Auld: Only a few Chris, thanks for the comment.
This great piece of derelict sits between the old mean and soulless housing on the left, and the new mean and soulless housing on the right.
Les Auld: Mean streets whatever the era Bill, thanks for the comment.
Great lighting on the main building Les and a quite dramatic sky also. Well taken.
Les Auld: The original was very bright but I felt reducing the colour added impact, thanks for the comment Brian.
Your sky makes this a very dramatic shot, excellently composed. That looks like Bodilea (that large woody shrub with the purple flower) that you always seem to get over running derelict buildings. (Incorrect spelling but can't think of the correct one)
Les Auld: Buddliha, and I can't spell it either. The sky was originally very blue but I thought the desaturated look fitted the picture better, thanks for the comment Dave.

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