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Changing Britain

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by 43hk, May 27, 2013.

  1. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    Back in the Uk for an unscheduled holiday. Managed to get a few days of photography in. A late spring, odd weather and a rather flat economy made it feel like a different country this time.

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  2. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Munich
    Ian
    Wow. Britain has changed! I was expecting to see lots of obese hoodies in every picture. I didn't see any bees though. Apparently they all left.
     
  3. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    I took several sets of photographs one of which was illustrating urban decay. Trouble is the sun kept coming out and making everyone look slim and happy.
     
  4. Bl0at3r

    Bl0at3r Mu-43 Regular

    178
    May 21, 2012
    Essex, UK
    Alan
    The UK has changed - most of our 'high streets' (the main street through the town with shops - sometimes pedestrianised) is full of empty retail units - a sign of the economic recession.
     
  5. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Munich
    Ian
    Well, as long as Woolies is still there, it'll be alright.
     
  6. Bl0at3r

    Bl0at3r Mu-43 Regular

    178
    May 21, 2012
    Essex, UK
    Alan
    I'm afraid Woolworths went bust in January 2009 :cry:
     
  7. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Liked your images 43hk, with two exception (neither of which are your fault). The first one is slightly degraded by the electronics (IR sensor?) on the wall of the building center just above the stone wall, and the second is the wires draping across the flower field. These are both what I like to refer to as "the uglification of the world" (expanded from my previous "uglification of America" as seen in the USA). Well done.
     
  8. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Munich
    Ian
    Doh! All is lost!
     
  9. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    966
    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    The highstreets are empty because our insane planning development laws allow the 'sheds' to build out of town, the recession doesn't help but it is only a small part of the story.
     
  10. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    That, and it costs a fortune to park in most town centres. Oh, and business rates (taxes) are so horrendous that small shops can't afford it.
     
  11. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Munich
    Ian
    Now everybody here who bought camera gear online or in the sheds are feeling guilty. Or not?
     
  12. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    It is a beautiful set! Well done!