Photography | Victorian buildings
There are still a lot of Victorian buildings in this area and they are worth photographing. I remember walking down this street many years ago on Christmas Eve. I could hear the Salvation Army band playing Christmas carols around the corner. It felt like I was travelling through time to the England of Charles Dickens. Darlaston is still quite Dickensian…
This is the Victorian town hall, it’s still quite imposing. I have photographed it before with my Fujifilm S5600, but this one with the Nikon is at 400 dpi. I removed a keep left sign from this photo. I could have made a better job of that!
This is the White Hart in Caldmore village, Walsall. This building has a bit of a reputation. There was a timber frame building on the site in Elizabethan times, but this building replaced it as a sort of Manor House for a ‘gentleman’. It later became a public house and during the conversion they found a severed hand and arm that gave rise to a spooky story about it being a ‘hand of glory’ with magical powers! The house is also said to be haunted and a tunnel was rumoured to run underneath to the local church. The whole area is riddled with limestone mines.
I’ve been meaning to take this picture for a while. I couldn’t remember where it was! My sat nav took me around and around in circles I think, but I got there in the end. It is the famous Highgate Brewery, home of Highgate Mild, one of my favourite ales.
I hope you liked this week’s photos. I hope I am preserving a little history as well as doing something artistic with some photos. Why not go out and photograph some of your local buildings for posterity? You can share your thoughts in the comments box or follow me on Twitter.