Monday, April 23, 2007

Departing ... and ... returning

Departing ...
The Brooklands School, has been sold and is being demolished.

As far as I have heard no planning application has yet been lodged with the council, so soon there will be an empty site. It will make my journey into the town centre much less interesting.

Ever since I was at art college in 1995 and started sketching I have meant to spend a little time standing in the street to sketch the rooftop decorations on Brooklands School.
Well, I haven't done so, and may not be able to do so, as this photo was taken at 09.45 today.
They may not still be there tomorrow.

Fortunately, I was able to stop on the way to my lip-reading class, park my bicycle and whip out a camera. It was too damp for sketching. See what happens when you put things off!

The skies were grey and threatening rain, but made a good backdrop.

The roofline was quite dramatic, with two different decorations.

This slender decoration ran across the Tamworth Road end, while this one was set back, part way through the building.

Until Friday there was also a small metal turret vent placed on the three raised parts to the left of the above picture.

Returning ...We had a little rain today. Barely enough to wet the ground, but the first for weeks.

With it came the return of the snails and slugs.

These two pretty little things were up near the house, well away from our baby vegetables.

But I did have to remove a couple from the inside of the greenhouse.
Time to get vigilant!


Blogger Leigh said...

I am always saddened to see lovely old buildings like that being torn down. Modern ones usually don't have as much personality.

3:42 am  
Blogger Macoco said...

Nice pictures of the snails and the school.

2:01 pm  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home