I walked into town today, thinking about Jakesprinter’s theme for this week’s Sunday Post, Urban Design. I live on a green and leafy estate, with a variety of housing styles. Some of the older properties are full of character, but, as you approach the centre, many of them are rundown in appearance.
I was randomly taking photographs, and writing the captions in my head. As often happens, the shopping I had set out to do was on the back burner. We have a state of the art college of further education and I was thinking what a fine photo it would make, with the multi-national flags flying outside. Alas, the flags weren’t flying today, but the sky was a beautiful shade of blue. It struck me that it was the perfect day for something I had meant to do for quite a while- climbing Christ Church tower.
As a girl, I attended Sunday School at this church. Over time it fell into disuse, but then was given a brilliant new lease of life as an art gallery. A new stairwell has been constructed for safe access to the tower, from which the views were said to be wonderful. I was warned that the church bells would chime noisily every 15 minutes, and off I went.
And there you have it- a beautiful use for an unwanted church, and the town planners current version of Hartlepool.
I’m a little late with this challenge, but I always love to support Jake. Come with me to look at his wonderful graphics, and check out the other entries. The lucky snake or any of the links will take you there.