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

[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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2 responses to “Hull-idiz In’T Sun Part 2: Architectural sightseeing

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  1. Pingback: Hull-idiz In’t Sun Part 5: Industrial and Commercial Hull | The Endless British Pub Crawl continues...

  2. So glad that you like our city, however, your picture above is not of “the seat of Government” in Hull.
    The seat of Government is the magnificent Guildhall on Alfred Gelder Street
    You have a picture of the Maritime Museum, which was previously the old “Docks Office”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guildhall,_Kingston_upon_Hull
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_Maritime_Museum

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