Thursday, 21 June 2018

Sheffield's buildings, old and new


These are some of the buildings in Sheffield that caught my eye, both old and new:
Above is the City Hall, a concert venue.    
Below is Sheffield's Anglican Cathedral. 


The Millennium Gallery (below), opened in 2001, has art, craft and design exhibitions. It also holds two permanent collections: the Ruskin Collection of beautiful books, art, minerals and natural exhibits collected by the Victorian writer John Ruskin in order to inspire Sheffield's workers;  and an exhibition of Sheffield metalwork: the cutlery, flatware and tableware for which Sheffield was once famous.  


A Ferris Wheel reflected in the glass of a shopping centre:


Modern offices and apartments:


Finally, a ten-storey steel-clad structure that turned out to be ... a car park! It's known locally as the Cheese Grater, for obvious reasons. Why build a boring car park when you can have one as stylish as this?

6 comments:

  1. Lovely buildings! And there are wreathes around the obelisk outside city hall...was there a Memorial Day there as well (as here in US)?

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  2. Barbara, our Remembrance Day is in November. I'm not sure if the wreaths have survived since then or if Sheffield has had a more recent ceremony for some reason.

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  3. You have made the city look wonderful!

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  4. What a contrast between classic and modern architecture.

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  5. I would imagine it likely that the memorial's wreaths would be because of a significant anniversary- D-Day, perhaps? Our War Memorial will have a service and the laying of wreaths on such occasions, and also when a foreign dignitary comes, they'll often place a wreath.

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