Category Archives: Caught my eye

Something new and exciting, dynamic and daring and I liked it.

Royal Liverpool Hospital Boiler House Chimney

I have always found this functional chimney impressive. A part of the Royal Liverpool Hospital and built around 1963 (Holford Associates) the boiler house upturned ‘hammer’ like chimney belongs I suspect to the 1960s brutalist style. Although, I have never found it brutal – in fact I find it inspiring and thrilling both in style and scale. It measures 67.06m in height and I was around when it was being built. I grew up close to the construction site and would have been about 9 years old when the building was finished. I have a fondness for the boiler house in particular. It’s brutalist style looked very modern to my young eyes, surrounded as I was by Victorian terraced houses. This was something new and exciting, dynamic and daring and I liked it.

I wanted to make a photograph that would capture those feelings that I had for this building and with the billowing steam at atop the chimney and the dramatic sky above, I think I have done it some justice.

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Speke Hall using Fuji X100F

Speke Hall

For more on this image and others visit my Photoblog: https://gerrysimonsphoto.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/speke-hall-liverpool.html

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Type that makes me smile #2

beer garden

But the beer is very good.

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Type that makes me smile #1

Reception sign

Reception

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Ernst Haeckel’s Christmas Cards

Ernst Haeckel’s Christmas Cards

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

The image is from Ernst Haeckel’s Christmas Cards via Retronaut

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December 19, 2013 · 10:44 am

Merry Christmas everyone!

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December 24, 2012 · 4:13 pm

Only in Japan

Cat Cafe sign

Osaka, Japan – Japanese love animals, but pets are often forbidden by landlords of the tiny flats where most people dwell.

The solution: cafés where pet-less patrons pay $11 an hour to hang out in a room full of felines.Cat cafés are proliferating in Japan, serving up friendship for the lonely and curious – albeit briefly.

Inside a Cat Cafe

Inside a cat cafe

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