4 July 2022

Heeley

Almost every week of the year I take photographs. Usually, I take them on my regular country walks. After editing, I submit many of these images to the Geograph project which I have regularly contributed to through the last thirteen years.

However, there are rare weeks when photo expeditions just don't happen for one reason or another and that's where last week seemed to be heading. Zero! Zilch!

But then Friday night came along and before I headed out to the Lidl store on Chesterfield Road to do some shopping, I remembered that I had been meaning to take a few pictures of the Labour Party's constituency office for Sheffield Heeley. The current MP for that section of the city is Louise Haigh - presently the country's Shadow Minister for Transport at the tender age of thirty four (see right).

That office is just across the road from Lidl and what had frequently caught my eye was the slightly surreal painted images of this city revealed in the windows. They are all by a local artist called Bryan John.

Consequently, I took my camera this time but the evening light was sub-optimal. As well as snapping photos of Louise Haigh's offices, I collected images of two businesses further along the street. The Tramshed" is a  popular micropub and   "Baked and Caked"  is a specialist bakery business.

Anyway, that's all I have for you on the night of American Independence Day. I know it's not the most scintillating blogpost I have ever released and for this I apologise. I must try harder...I must try harder... I must try harder.

21 comments:

  1. Are you aware that "baked" is a euphemism for stoned? Stoned bakers? What next?

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    1. Ha-ha! I never heard that before and I very much doubt that the owners of this legitimate business have heard of it either.

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    2. That was my first thought, too. It's a pretty common euphemism here in the US. Getting baked can lead to eating cake, so I think it's a great name for the business!

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    3. Exactly what I thought, Jennifer. Wake, bake, and then CAKE!

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  2. You had me at Baked and Caked!

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    1. It wasn't me! Must have been another bloke.

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  3. Photos and comments are fine with me. Submit the photo to the geograph site.

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  4. It's a perfectly good blogpost in my opinion. I like that large red building. I am wondering about the pink bicycle above The Tram Shed though. Baked and Caked sounds wonderful, do you buy any of the baked goods and are they nice?

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    1. No I have never been in "Baked and Caked". I always go shopping in the late evening when fewer people are around and "Baked and Caked" is always shut then.

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  5. I quite like those paintings of Sheffield.
    Do blogposts have to be scintillating? They can be whatever you want them to be. But of course you know that.

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    1. Last night I had no real feeling for that blogpost. I just churned it out.

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  6. I wonder about the history of the Tramshed. Your post is more interesting than you thought as it led me to learn about the Heeley horse drawn tram depot. Ok, perhaps just taken the name from the tram shed around the corner in Albert Road.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3589027,-1.4743359,3a,75y,232.26h,99.16t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sGPPjDI6zEGDvjQTxxS-vdw!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DGPPjDI6zEGDvjQTxxS-vdw%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D228.50543%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

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    1. Andrew - you genuinely are a transport geek!

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  7. Admittedly the scenery is not as attractive as many of your blog walks, but we've learned something more about the city where you live.

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    1. These are scenes I take for granted but I recognise that people who live elsewhere might find them illuminating.

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  8. I love the names of the pub and bakery!

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  9. Well, Neil, your post got me googling Bryan John and it was fun to look at his work. I love the vibrant colors he uses in his art. Thanks for sharing his name.

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  10. I like seeing photos from other cities. As you say, you take them cityscapes for granted but to us they are exotic.

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  11. Louise is nice too.

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  12. I like those two shopfronts! I'd definitely have photographed those! (You seem to have been in a bus -- you're elevated quite a bit above the street...?)

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