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Grotty building

So it is not out of place in Kidderminster Surprised

Grotty building

So it is not out of place in Kidderminster Surprised

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It might be a grotty building Bill, but it is a real nice shot.
Bill Phillips: It was intended to be a b&w but the burnt out sky and the lens flare consigned it to the forgotten. So as I have been out of action I decided to have a twiddle!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2012, 02:57
The bollards are dull as ditchwater, too, Bill...good spot of grunge all round, really!
Bill Phillips: A wonderful example of just how dreary concrete can be
Poor thing, it does make for an interesting photo op though, doesn't it?! I like the little bit of twiddling!!
Bill Phillips: I might go and take this again. The burnt out sky spoils it
Ogden strikes again for my pleasure! I like this one very much Bill.
Bill Phillips: 100% pure Oggie!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2012, 06:51
I have a terrible confession to make. I cannot really comment because I have never been to Kidderminster. It could be Shangri la or well - a bit like another place we won't mention...
Bill Phillips: a classic example of a place that "planners" have ruined. It is, of course, famous as the heart of the carpet industry. Most of that has gone needles to say
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:39
The building has a face and a big mouth! A bit Edward Hopper feeling is coming up -tristesse -loneliness -the last judgement might not be far away! I never the name of this town -or does the town named Twiddleminster?
Bill Phillips: Kidderminster is about 12 miles from Droitwich and has been ruined by planners over the years. Famous for carpets it also once had a huge sugar beet Factory and was home to a large chain makers both of which have closed in recent years
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:44
If this were a person, Bill, I 'spect he'd be a likeable chap, even if rough around the edges.
Bill Phillips: Bit like me then ?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 08:12
Not a view that's like to feature in a tourist brochure. It looks more like a view from Scumsville rather than genteel Kidderminster; at least it has a steam railway there smile
Bill Phillips: Only good thing in Kiddy is the railway
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 08:41
Well - they have good skies there!
Bill Phillips: Or half a good sky grin
  • Ed von Ems
  • Portugal
  • 18 Jan 2012, 09:00
Great composition!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ed
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 09:30
Judging by some of the buildings behind this looks fairly distinguished! Or maybe that is just the twiddle halo! Classic sky on the left - the sky on the right looks like it came from a shed in Bath!
Bill Phillips: This was intended to be a b&w but the burnt out sky and the flare knocked it on the head. so I thought I'd give it the Ogden treatment grin
Looks like the ink out of your fountain pen hjas dominated the sky. Lots of potential in an image like this.
Bill Phillips: I should go back and take it again properly
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Jan 2012, 09:33
Do you know what Bill, I really like this despite your efforts with the sky. No, I do appreciaTE Teh moody, run down feel of this area and the poor 'lost' building. It almost seems alive as if it is wondering what its fate might be. MORE LIKE THIS PLEASE.
Bill Phillips: It was meant to be a proper picture but the burnt out sky and flare knocked that on the head
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Jan 2012, 09:34
TWIDDLEMINSTER!!! Priceless.
Bill Phillips: If you and Tiffo fancy a really dreary day out...go to Kidderminster
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 11:11
The grotty building is now showing signs of life! smile
Bill Phillips: So does a dead frog if you attach an electrode to it grin
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 11:19
Can't place this building Bill used to live in Kidderminster, ran the Eagles Nest Pub for three years.

It is run down a bit but well taken.
Bill Phillips: It is on the corner of Bromsgrove street and Lion street. Almost opposite the Lion Hotel. If you carry on past you come to Forest Glades leisure centre
Great treatment here Bill - succesful resusicitation!
Bill Phillips: vinny jones would be proud of me....Stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Extraordinary effect, Bill, I too like the idea of 'grunge' photography!
Bill Phillips: Topaz is good if you want to grunge things up!
You must try harder Bill, take a look at Richard Standleys blog for great images.
Bill Phillips: I look at Richard's fine pictures every day Mick. I have given up all hope of ever being taken seriously. Perhaps in 100 years time i will be discovered and become a cult figure
Have you pressed a litle hard on the tweak button?
Bill Phillips: I sat on it
I'm glad I missed this place when I was in Kidderminster a couple of years ago.
Bill Phillips: Missing most of Kidderminster isn't a bad idea
Looks like the poor end of the poor end of a broken down midwest town in the USA!
Bill Phillips: Hicksville Worcestershire?
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 18:49
You kid not smile
Bill Phillips: Mr "tell it as it is" that's me grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jan 2012, 19:23
Shades of Baskerville. The place even has gutteridge.
Bill Phillips: and not much else smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2012, 22:27
EXTRA SPECIAL COMMENT

Oh yes: you're a silly cult alright...

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