MORE GRAFFITI/ART/PUB SIGNS

More pictures of urban decay and youthful regeneration for you from the heart of studenty Sheffield.

The “iconic” Welcome to Sheffield sign, erected to greet Oliver McBurnie after his transfer from Swansea City, is actually near the Moor Market, home to craft cans and Thai noodles (pic : Rob Lee).

The square mile between the City Hall and the station is a riot of art/graffiti/vandalism (delete as required).

But there’s still a pleasing dollop of industrial signage tucked amongst the Hygge cafes and student letting agencies, Sheffield’s two main industries.

Hallam has the better of the two university’s art quarters, he says controversially, but there’s signs of some infuriating vandalism creeping in.

The main pub draw here is the Rutland Arms, of course, but I’d completely forgot about the Red Lion and the Roebuck, GBG certainties in 97% of UK towns, even if they don’t serve Doom Bar.

By this stage I was getting some odd looks as I stopped to admire lamp posts next to student residences.

But at least I was able to confirm that, yes, it was John Peel in that picture in the last blog.

Phew. That’s one less mystery to solve.

10 thoughts on “MORE GRAFFITI/ART/PUB SIGNS

  1. The Now Then mural is painted by a wonderful local artist Rob Lee who creates all sorts of visual illusions in his work. I took lots of photographs of the mural from blank wall to completed mural. There is one spot where if you stand the edges of the mural line up with the buildings behind it. Below is a link that shows what I mean better than my words…
    https://postcardcafe.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/rob-lee-x-now-then-magazine-volume-4/
    And if you want to visit Rob’s site
    http://robleeart.co.uk/

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  2. “More pictures of urban decay and youthful regeneration for you from the heart of studenty Sheffield.”‘

    That’s rather a deep statement, when you think about it.

    “The “iconic” Welcome to Sheffield sign, erected to greet Oliver McBurnie after his transfer from Swansea City, is actually near the Moor Market, home to craft cans and Thai noodles (pic : Rob Lee).”

    (looks at photo) – Isn’t that how Yoda learned to speak the way he does?

    “tucked amongst the Hygge cafes and student letting agencies, Sheffield’s two main industries.”

    From reading this blog I would have to agree about the bloody student letting agencies!

    “but there’s signs of some infuriating vandalism creeping in.”

    You WOULD say that, seeing as how it’s Christmas colours in the first photo below. 😉

    “By this stage I was getting some odd looks as I stopped to admire lamp posts next to student residences.”

    Look, anything that has a simulacrum of Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is definitely art.

    “Phew. That’s one less mystery to solve.”

    Pfft. That is the essence of marriage. You’ll be forever trying to solve the mystery that is ‘woman’. 😉

    Cheers

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