Friday, 10 September 2010

Of Course, We Were Wrong

Halifax in the late sixties. A time of transition. The old terraced houses were being demolished and the new high-rise flats were being erected. We saw them as the answer to so many problems. Of course, we were wrong.


Valerie said...

What a difference, high rise blocks and cobbles. Cobbles, love or hate 'em ... they look nice but it is so difficult to walk on them.

Sunny said...

In the name of progress we demolish the past, one brick at a makes me very sad.
Thankfully you have this wonderful collection of photos as a reminder of how things were.
☼ Sunny

The Retired One said...

They sure were, Alan...give me the quaint, renovated old buildings ANYTIME over the sterile boxlike highrises!
Great photo thru the arch!

Titania said...

Hi Alan' this sort of replacement period has happened everywhere, new replaced old. I guess at the time people were happy to move into a block of flats all new and modern conveniences. It would have been so much nicer to repair and update the old terraces. Building those soulless flats made much more money for the developers.

jennyfreckles said...

Yes, very wrong but I don't suppose it appeared so at the time. I wonder what we're doing wrong now? (That we think is right - as opposed to all the things we KNOW we're doing wrong!)


as someone living in one of those concrete boxes, i can tell you i appreciate some of the conveniences, but it's hard to give a soul to such a place. back in the late nineties, i lived a few years in a house built in the 19th century. even if my apartment there was tiny and lacked some of the modern comforts, i loved that place.

great pic, allan!!