Wednesday, 13 June 2012

HRM The Queens Visit to Nottingham

Photo's wot I managed to take, as I was hobbling into the City Centre

Wednesday 13th June 2012

The're coming towards me....

The're a little closer now....

The're here...

The're gone.... 

The're a memory now!
I might well have been able to get some better shots (photographs) of Her Majesty's flotilla up Mansfield Road this morning, but one of the kind motorbike-policeman-officer-gentlemen who preceded the Royals, kindly suggested I kept both feet on the pavement outside the closed down and torched in Nottingham's riots of last year shop that I was stood near - to avoid his having to arrest me!
His wearing of an SA80, a British family of 5.56mm small arms, a selective fire, gas-operated assault rifle, decided me to keep both of my feet as recommended on the pavement - notice all the others took the advice to heart as well!
The CPO, wearing a new hat, and the git in blue who got in the way of my shots seemed to enjoy the fleeting moment anyway.
The automobiles used I noted were built by Indian, German, and Japanese owned companies.
When I moved on into the city centre, there was plenty of Union flag bunting, but none I noticed at the Age-Concern, NHS Drop-in Centre, Benefits, or Job-Centre-Plus offices?

I moved on to fetch some hearing aid batteries, get my bus pass mended, and call at the Pound shop to get some seed for the pigeons - delights I bet Her Majesty doesn't have the pleasure of!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Nottingham - Photo Gallery One

Coventry Road Bulwell - Tues 3rd Dec 2013

Midland Shelving Fire

Busy day fer me today. Launderette, then QMC fer me INR blood tests, then to Bulwell (on the bus) to get some cheapo-short-dated nosh in - and that is when I passed the fire below.

Carrington Street

Facing towards the City Centre, this clever photo has a 1912 shot superimposed in the exact relative position, over a 1980 photo, I hope to try an take one from the same position late to show you three 'ages' of Nottingham.
The busy building with the Nottingham folk on the left - is... was, the public toilets, it's now a fast-food retail outlet! Eurgh!
Just out of shot far left, was the entrance to the British Rail Goods Yard, where my father used to work long ago. Although nothing like yesteryear, the concrete post Dad had his delivery dray horse break his leg on, is still there!


Broad Marsh Centre

The entrance from the North, where once was many shops on both sides, now abandoned!

A bit further into the in, you come across the up and down escalators, and more abandoned, bankrupt boarded up ex-retail premises.
Nottingham shoppers will be aware of the famous 'shudder' of the down escalator!

At the bottom of the escalators you are greeted by... more abandoned retail outlets!

Victoria Shopping Centre

Police tackle the shoplifting craze in Nottingham

Even more shop closure on Mansfield Road

Photo's wot I took of HRMs Visit to Nottingham

HRMs Visit to Nottingham -Wednesday 13th June 2012

Old Market Square - 2011

Old Market Square - June 2012

Mansfield Road, Carrington - 20th June 2012

The row of closed down shops - another sad indication for Nottingham!

Week-ending 1st July 2012

Nottingham Photos Wot I took

 Clumber Street - with its closed down shops, Money Lenders, Cash for Gold, Big Issue Sellers, Pound Shop (Doing well!) and a shop selling kiddies shoes on offer at £49.99!

Mansfield Road, with this retailer going out of business and the site for sale
Typical Nottingham I'm afraid!

The Crossing where I saw a girl knocked over in March, a Cyclist in April went under a lorry, and in June, another woman hit by a bus. And still the pedestrians go against the lights, and cross anywhere!

Victoria Centre shoplifters... er I mean shoppers!