It’s been ages since I contributed to the “Thursday Doors” blog over at Norm 2.0 . I haven’t been on any door forays recently having taken photo’s of all the interesting doors in the city !!! or so I thought. While I was out on a photowalk with the photobuddies last week we discovered an interesting building tucked away on a backstreet in between modern high rise developments.
St Patrick’s Church & School – Royal East Street
One of the photobuddies found some interestinginformationon the history of the school. It seems the school and attached church were in use from the mid 1800’s to the 1930’s The recess to the right of the door apparently held a statue of St Patrick. I hope the building is restored and put to good use, too many lovely buildings have been demolished around the town.
Reflected Sunlight The bright reflections were coming from the windows of a modern office block.
Looks like I need to investigate some more of the back streets in the city and see what I can find.
A long time buddy (and good photographer) invited me to a poetry evening at Leicester Central Library (a Carnegie Library) last night. He had a poem published last year in theWelcome To Leicesterpoetry book, and was invited to read it out. He kindly dedicated the reading to my mum, we took in two Hungarian refugees in 1956 after the failed uprising. The book is all about how welcoming Leicester is to people from all over the world told through poems, although it wasn’t always quite so accommodating in the past.
It was a murky night and I wasn’t looking forward to the walk into town. I’m so glad I went as the people running the event were lovely, plus there were snacks and cakes. Got to meet two photographers who have contributed to the 52Rolls blog on WordPress, and we arranged to meet up soon for a photo walk, and possibly a beer or two afterwards !
Took this shot/s last week on a walk to the city. My Sigma DP1 doesn’t have a panorama mode so I set it to manual and stitched the 2 images together in Lightroom. I have always been impressed with this industrial building and thankfully it has recently been restored rather than demolished. I posted a photo of the doorway before the restoration work was carried out on https://legionofdoorwhores.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/it-all-starts-with-the-rats/