Sunday, 15 November 2009

091115 Sheffield Tenements


The cameras are packed for a short trip to Wales. So tonight I have dredged up an image from out of the archives. I took this picture in Sheffield in the late 1970s. At the time the building was tenements. Later, no doubt, it would be called flats and now it will contain apartments. Plus ca change ....

9 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a well done photo. The light makes it mysterious. Have a great time in Wales. I am glad you camera is packed to go with you.

John said...

Really like the photo, brings back memories of visiting my grandparents in Sheffield; one set at Hunters Bar the other at Neepsend. They were the two up, two down workers houses, four to a 'yard' with the privvies at the end of the garden, zinc bath on the outside wall and freezing cold lino on the bedroom floors. God, I hated it. Seems a long time ago, but the Hunters Bar house is still there, or was about 7 years ago when I looked.

James said...

Great picture!

geraldgee said...

Very good black and white.

Valerie said...

What is it about stairs and doors that intrigues me? Hope you have/had a good time in Wales and that the weather is better there than where I am.

Sunny said...

I really like this picture, it has a certain mood about it.
Sunny :)

The Retired One said...

Love the black and white of this and the lighting...great photo!

Pam said...

Love the strength of your b/w photo.I envy you going to Wales.Have always dreamed of going there,and Scotland, so did. It took husband and I 29 hours in a plane there, and 29 back, but worth it.Guess Wales is only a hop, skip and a jump for you Alan,you lucky thing!They say the grass is always greener, but from an Aussie point of view it's incredibly greener, unless you're inside a Sheffield Tenement I suppose!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Still, whatever it is called, it is nice to see.