Thursday, 3 February 2011

Unique Access For Well Proportioned Guests


As promised, I returned to the Wool Merchant and managed to get a contemporary shot, although not quite from exactly the same angle. Those keen-eyed analysts will notice that the ghost pointed out by Chairman Bill seems to have moved rooms and transformed itself into a sheep. The row of terraced houses on the top of the hill is gone but little else is changed. I am glad to see that the hoists are still in place which must be useful for obese hotel guests.

12 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

No hideous double yellows in the original. When did they come in, I wonder?

Alan Burnett said...

Must have been in the eighties sometime : they crept in and did more visual damage than a spray of graffiti artists (I have just invented the collective noun "spray" for graffiti artists)

Chairman Bill said...

A tag of graffiti artists?

Alan Burnett said...

Even better

Rosie said...

Wow, that is amazing, not much change at all, thanks Alan. Ole Larsen, a photographer around the turn of last century took many pictures of buildings here in Miramichi, I would like to someday go back and take pictures of modern day just to compare the differences or simularities......

Albert said...

This is a comment to test the system and say what a wonderful person Alan is

Valerie said...

A sheep with a lighted halo... that's a first. It was interesting to compare the two pictures, I'm glad you posted both for tht reason.

Mmm said...

Oh Alan, you are jsut so funny. So good to see the building still standing. thank you for showing it to us adn taking the time to get back there. :)

jennyfreckles said...

What a pity they sandblasted the original lettering into oblivion - it gave the mill so much character.

Rosie said...

I just noticed the double yellow lines by the side of the street. Over here in Canada, the yellow is in the middle and one white line on the sides of the street, complete opposites............

L. D. Burgus said...

It is an interesting building as it curves around the corner. I like the idea of using the hoist for those customers who want a person lift in life.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

I like it when you can still see the outlines of old lettering on a building even though the original signage has long gone. We have several old bakeries and pubs near us, which are now private houses, but which if you look closely you can still make out the name, or perhaps an advertising logo on the brickwork. Pretty thorough refurb on this building I guess as there is no sign of the former lettering at all.