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The future is the past...

Queens park, originally, Queenstown, Blackpool,U.K.  I worked on these flats when they were built, and lots of times in, and around them afterwards, back then, they were the future, now they will be the past, I never thought when they were built, that I would see them, and the surrounding blocks dissapear , the views from the top of them were great, about 20 miles, all around, some people loved living there, others will be glad to see the end of them, each to his own.

The future is the past...

Queens park, originally, Queenstown, Blackpool,U.K.  I worked on these flats when they were built, and lots of times in, and around them afterwards, back then, they were the future, now they will be the past, I never thought when they were built, that I would see them, and the surrounding blocks dissapear , the views from the top of them were great, about 20 miles, all around, some people loved living there, others will be glad to see the end of them, each to his own.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 May 2014, 01:33
I like you composition, here, Frank.

I have mixed feelings about dwelling renewal...the most recent one that touched me directly is our New House project, in which we have knocked down Na's childhood home to make way for our new one, and Na's Dad is living on-site in a remnant of the old place until the new place is inhabitable around end of the year...it seems a lot of memories and experiences were infused in the old place.

Na, however, seems perfectly relaxed about it all!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Ray, yes, houses and such do have mixed values for people,as you say.
Very nice POV
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Hollie,I was a bit restricted because of the security around the site.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 1 May 2014, 02:23
This is a wonderful b&w capture. I love the angle and the way the lines work together. Thank you for the explanation, too.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Beth,my pleasure.
The brave new world. You are right, some people liked them. This is a good picture of a fast disappearing era
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Bill,I never did,there were five of these blocks,and they seemed to generate their own wind blowing through them, a bleak place I thought.
It's not a very attractive building - but I'd have loved the view from the top!! Nice capture Mr Croston!
Frank L Croston.: Well, it is half destroyed,Elizabeth....smile The view from the top floors was really good, thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 May 2014, 07:10
Nice picture. Amazing how things change through our lives..
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Chris, must be an age thing...I remember when....smile
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 1 May 2014, 07:57
Did you work on the top ones then Frank?
Frank L Croston.: Wherever I was sent, Chad...smile
Now just nuke the rest of Blackpool and start again.
Frank L Croston.: Ok, see you in Boca's bunker tomorrow then....smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 May 2014, 09:47
They seemed like a good idea at the time, I should think. Probably would still be alright, too, if people could behave themselves and respect the needs of others.
Frank L Croston.: Yes they did,Alan, and you are quite right.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 1 May 2014, 10:12
Buildings worse than this have been listed
I am curious to know what it is that looks like grass sticking out of each level on the right.
Frank L Croston.: That is the remains of the balconies, Mary,they were on each corner.
I love the angle
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Chantal.
We are tearing down a lot of our past in Raleigh.
Frank L Croston.: I don't think many people will miss these,Larry, they were pretty sad towards the end.
  • Shane
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 May 2014, 16:02
Flats can be nice if looked after and cared for ....i,ve seen some real nice ones....then others i would,nt even park my car next to
Frank L Croston.: I quite agree, Shane, I've had the same experience's myself.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 May 2014, 17:12
I really like the perspective on this, a great title too smile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Anne,I had to search all around the site to get a good angle,I wasn't totally satisfied with this,but it conveyed what I wanted.
Great compo, Frank - looks as though they've seen better days!
Frank L Croston.: The better days were a while ago,Tom, they won't see them again. Thanks. smile
great lines with this frank, all pointing skyward
Frank L Croston.: But falling downward...smile

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