The demise of the high street (4) by helenhall

The demise of the high street (4)

A free house close to the town centre shut its doors to the public a couple of years ago and sits still empty. Atleast the pub across the road which has also been closed for a couple of years, has now had a refurb and is back in business. "The Barley Mow – the country’s longest-established and much-loved LGBT venue – is back in safe hands following the departure of its disgraced former tenant, Daniel Fisher."

I had in mind to run a short series on the demise of the high street, when the week of black and white with an architectural theme came up in the flash of red challenge.

I have found it difficult to take any of these buildings in an interesting way. They are, after all, just shop fronts with very little remarkable about them except for the story that together they tell.

I think you did a great job of composing this shot. It’s very pleasing to the eye with its beautiful pattern of lines, and I enjoy hearing about this interesting area. The black and white treatment suits the subject perfectly.
February 18th, 2020  
I think you did a good job! I like the old style sign in this shot. I would look at this series as journalistic photography - a record of your high street.
February 19th, 2020  
I think this is nice — not sure but maybe if you increase the blacks for more punch & contrast. Interesting architecture
February 19th, 2020  
So interesting that you thought of this project. Go on, something nice will come up. Fav in the meantime!
February 19th, 2020  
I think that's an interesting project as Bedford seems to have lost almost all it's interesting pubs and places. What happened to Daniel Fisher? I don't know a lot about the Barley Mow
February 19th, 2020  
So sad story. Building madness and many empty and decaying buildings. Where are we headed?
February 19th, 2020  
Nice series, very sad to see.
February 20th, 2020  
I like to see projects like this... you may think the individual shop fronts don't make a good, interesting pic, (although I think they do) , but they work well as a series
February 24th, 2020  
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