Hull-idiz In’T Sun Part 2: Architectural sightseeing   1 comment

[Note: all the Hull-idiz tourism posts are linked here.]

Hull is actually a beautiful city and it bugged me every time I told a friend or colleague that I was going there that they would snap back an incredulous, “WHY?” before I could ask them what I should see while visiting.  This includes a DPhil student from Hull.  So, here’s a sampling of the cool structural tourism I did without any help from that lot.

 

 

The rail station is neat.  The interlocking rondel of rings at the tops of the columns are revisited at the ceiling:

 

 

There is a spectacular example of art deco above some shops heading into the old town:

 

 

 

With more time, I would probably spend a couple of hours investigating the panels on the Robbie Johnson’s building:

 

 

 

And, the residential bits in the city centre and old town have an old air to them:

 

 

Generally, the post-war and 1960’s commercial architecture like this housing Paul Adams leave me cold but around town you find them well maintained and sympathetic to the surroundings:

 

 

And, the seat of Hull government dominates the centre:

 

 

But, that’s not the most ancient.  Here is part of the old city walls recently rediscovered.  It is the 16th century Beverley Gate which originally incorporated drawbridges over a moat, a two-story tower with steeple, and housing for soldiers.

 

 

Public facilities to keep the streets clean (there are a lot of pubs here so these remove the excuse for jettison in transit between them):

 

 

And, there are derelict structures but I believe the interesting ones, like this church, have planning applications in for bars, restaurants, or housing:

 

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Posted May 17, 2017 by Drunken Bunny in Tourism

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