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    Posted: 22 July 2013 at 19:01
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There's a comprehensive wikipedia article on Hull so I shall dispense with an introduction and begin with a photograph of the railway station, my arrival point.
1. Hull Paragon station was built by the York and North Midland Railway and opened in 1848.


2. The smallest window in England, used by the gatekeeper of the George Hotel to look out for stagecoaches and customers.The window is the very narrow strip to the right of the plaque.


3. Sign reads "The secret house. Doorbell on upper right of this gate"


4. And the previous two photos are in this oddly named street


5. Strange street names seem to be a feature.


6. Sign lying on the floor of the River Hull boardwalk


7. Cracked river bed


8. Hull Corporation AEC Regal bus from 1949 in the Streetlife Museum.


9. Cobbled street in the Old Town.


10. Hepworth's arcade


11. Hepworth's arcade


12. Hepworth's arcade


13. Queen Victoria's monument, designed by the architect J.S. Gibson and unveilled in 1903 after the queen's death. The city hall is behind it.


14. Law courts, and other administrative functions are housed here.


15. A break from photography in the Lion and Key.


16. The sad sight of the neglected Tower cinema.


17. Ornate lavatory sign


18. The Humber estuary, with the Humber Bridge is in the background.


19. Alexandra Dock


20. Alexandra Dock. Twisted rail lines lead to the decaying structures.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote berlin steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 July 2013 at 21:13
Alan,

nice series. I really enjoy these posts from smaller towns and cities your are adding- which show you donīt need to travel anywhere fancy or to huge cities to find interesting photo opportunities.

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lovely series Alan, especially the Lion and Key, looks like a decent set of real ales! This makes Hull look far more attractive than the afternoon I spent watching a dour game of football (portsmouth vs hull in the premier league since you ask). We stayed in Beverley which also has some lovely pubs too.

Back to the photography, and it really is a nice set with a great northern feel to it. You've captured some great little details which perhaps do the place more justice than it deserves!
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great pictures, i'll have to get out for a wander an get some more when i go home and see the parents. And i'm sure Bobby will add some to this too.

i love the Queen Victoria's monument one, i suspect you was there quite early as is that the shadow of the maritime museum?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2013 at 09:20
Hi Alan,

A lovely, eclectic series that shows the town (city?) off very nicely. I wondered whether #19 could do with a touch of horizon straightening mind you, but you've dealt with some other challenges of verticals and narrow streets/arcades admirably well. I agree that the Lion and Key looks a great staging post for a Dyxum meet....

In fact, you've painted such an appealing image of the town that it sort of goes against that oft misquoted Hollywood film title: "To Hull and Back"

Lovely series and beautifully presented.

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Alan
Another great series from you (no surprise !) a really good mixture, I especially like #20, - deserves better light !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2013 at 12:29
Thanks chaps

Simon, my only previous encounters with Hull were visits to Boothferry Park with a Hull City supporting friend and a business trip about 15 years ago.

Mark, the Queen Victoria's monument was indeed early in the norning, we had a short amount of time before the train to York so took the opportunity to shoot with the sun on it.

Neil, good point about the horizon, I couldn't have been paying enough attention to the electronic level

I found Hull a very friendly city, the barmaid in the Lion and Key even offered to take our photos at the bar (I was with my son on the visit). Apparently it can get rough at night during the weekend but all was peaceful on the Monday we were there.
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Wow
I was born in Hull! If ou get a chance visit the White Hart Pub. It dates back to 1600 or so
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