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Norfolk Notebook 5/14

On the quay at Great Yarmouth is the Town Hall, a very fine Victorian Gothic building erected in the 1880’s and now Grade II listed. From where we were it was difficult to get a decent shot of it without loads of street furniture, road markings and traffic, so I am showing you just a small portion of the top part which still has some fine architecture to be looked at.

Norfolk Notebook 5/14

On the quay at Great Yarmouth is the Town Hall, a very fine Victorian Gothic building erected in the 1880’s and now Grade II listed. From where we were it was difficult to get a decent shot of it without loads of street furniture, road markings and traffic, so I am showing you just a small portion of the top part which still has some fine architecture to be looked at.

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Nov 2012, 01:00
Its an interesting and beautifully crisp image, Brian.

For me, the very slight key-stoning effect is a bit annoying...I wish it was either more pronounced, or repaired.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. I spent ages working on the keystoning in CS3 but didn't notice it was still a bit out until last night. I have now dealt with that last little lean in, but too late to change the copy on here.
Marvelous looking building - I like the section you've chosen to show here - makes a very nice composition.
Brian Walbey: It is a fine building Elizabeth, surrounding my loads of modern street furniture etc.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Nov 2012, 06:34
Great looking building.I think they should have period signs and light pole in front of classic buildings just to make photographer jobs easier
Brian Walbey: I think they shouldn't put signs up at all vintage, and use period style light poles near historic buildings.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2012, 07:12
Fantastic shot Brian, I love the angle.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sally.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Nov 2012, 08:10
Astrid and I always look for the town hall whereever we visit, Brian, because we know we'll probably be in for a treat. This would definitely be a treat!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine building but there are lots of signs etc.all round it, I suppose they have to be there but it spoils the look entirely.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2012, 08:28
Fascinating Brian: you'd get nothing like this in my part of the world
Brian Walbey: It is certainly very Victorian isn't it.
The buildings are fine ... and then they go and plonk garish glitzy hoardings on these buildings to attract the punters. Shame really.
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Richard, local council staff seem to have no sense of finesse do they.
Wonderful carvings to use as decorations.
Brian Walbey: Yes they are indeed Mary.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2012, 10:11
Only been to Great Yarmouth once (in the 1980s) and this is the only building I can remember. It has a reassuring solidity that council building seem to lack these days!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine example of Victorian style isn't it.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 9 Nov 2012, 10:23
I like the bracing for the chimney stacks Brian, clearly they were in a little difficulty unsupported. Love the green gutteridge.
Brian Walbey: All over it is quite a fine building Chad.
A hint of fine gutteridge too Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed there is Bill, and I suspect that some of the gutteridge might be brick channels, there's a difference.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2012, 13:07
I can just imagine the feeling fo the "braver new world" when this fine building was built. Good idea to exclude 21st century clutter.
Brian Walbey: Yes there is a lot of clutter around the ground level Alan.
I think it is probably a better shot for being selective, Brian!
Brian Walbey: I think you are right Tom.
Great shot Brian, those Victorians knew how to please the eye! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, they certainly did.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2012, 15:12
It seems to be wearing well in the sea air, Brian
Brian Walbey: The Victorians knew how to build to last Lisl, and it is set back from the beach area quite a bit, and sheltered by a lot of other buildings.
Fine construction and built to last,the materials used are so much better than modern concrete constructions but I guess that the cost of using superior materials would now be prohibitive.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine building, and to be honest, I sometimes wonder whether modern architects are up to designing buildings to this sort of style, instead of lots of concrete and glass.
Lovely detail of this fine building Brian with so much to look at
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
A fine rendition of a splendid bit of architecture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred, they were very clever with bricks back in those days.
Wonderful carvings and brickswork Brian! Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, shame I couldn't show the whole building but I didn't want all the street furniture etc.in the picture.
Lots of nice details in this, the lens of the G10 is providing excellent resolution.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, the G10 is a very good camera as a second string to my DSLR. Canon have recently introduced the G15, straight up from the G12, I wonder what happened to 13 and 14?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2012, 18:19
A very fine brick (stone) building with many ornaments en detail! Yes, you have well chosen your motif.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, it really does show the handiwork of the Victorian era builders doesn't it.
You chose yor view well, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
very nice brick works Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite an artistic building considering most of is brickwork.

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