Saturday, 10 March 2012
The Park at the heart....
Bradford Council has recently spent a good deal of money constructing what will be known as 'City Park' .... 'a park at the heart' of the city. They have developed the area outside the City Hall into a leisure area with a large mirror pool, fountains and lights. The pool can be drained to provide an arena for concerts and events. There has been a great deal of controversy over it. Whilst I think the finished effect is attractive, I do wonder if there were things that the money might better have been spent on, as the city centre in general is very run-down. Nevertheless, I hope it does what the planners intend, in providing a focal point, encouraging investment and cultivating a sense of pride in our city. It has its official opening on 24 March.
I was passing through Bradford city centre the other evening on my way to my Camera Club meeting. I realised that the light might be just about right for some photos, so I lugged my camera and tripod down there. In fact I could have done with arriving a bit earlier, as the sky soon got too dark, but it was worth the experiment. It's quite photogenic and I will have to return again and take a few more shots. I'm still experimenting with night photography.
This view is looking away from the City Hall towards the Alhambra Theatre and the old Odeon (another decay story). For a similar view in daylight, see here (Martin's Bradford blog).
This is my entry into 'Weekend Reflections', a weekly themed grouping of photos across many blogs. Please visit some of the other entries - click here for the link.