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Doors, Walls – Hanley

There have been a lack of doors, gates and walls on here lately (click here to see my ‘collection’). I don’t often take photographs in Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre) but found myself there last Sunday at 7.30am, so as I was walking from Shelton to the bus station had a look at a couple of new buildings, both empty and probably empty for quite some time to come. The one looking like a splattered rubik’s cube is probably the worst thing built, it has been turned down by the City Council (new politicians rubbishing former politicians decisions) who built it and will probably end up as a new library. I can’t imagine anywhere but Legoland where this building would fit, however portions of it make interesting shapes. Next to it is a much more sobre building with some subtle brick details. Opposite these two is the brutalist Central Library which has some interesting features hidden away, I liked how the trees dappled the early light on concrete moulded patterns.

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