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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Sky Watch: Council Offices

It is quite difficult (in my opinion) to argue that Tameside Council's offices on Wellington Road are situated in an attractive building. In fact, when it was first constructed it was widely referred to as "The Dustbin"!

So how do I take an attractive-looking photo of the building? My answer was to show it in silhouette against a colourful evening sky. It doesn't make the building look any prettier but it does distract the eye!

Sky Watch is the regular Friday feature on this photo blog. It will link with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!

See LiveSearch Birds Eye View of this location.


  1. I agree Martin, that is one ugly building...but a beautiful sky!

  2. There was a period in the late 1960's early 1970's that architecture left a lot to be desired.

    One of the council office's saving grace is that it was clad in brick! When you look at the tremendous improvement to Ashheton House with the makeover done there you can see that it will not be too hard to revamp Tameside Council Headquarters.

    And so I propose an architectural competition to modernise the council offices to take away that very provincial look and replace it with a modern 21st century design

  3. love the sweeping and whispy clouds over the ugly building...have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Lovely swirls of color. Very nice.

    Happy sky-watching!



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