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Acrostic Nature Outdoors

Borders

in response to
Border

Borders can be defined in many ways.

On your standard map they are hard ridges that define a country, state, city, town or village.

Round my neck of the woods, they’re defined by Hillsides, Mountains, lakes and Forests.

Depending on where you live, you can cross a number of borders within an hour

Even more if you travel by train or by plane

Reality is – you wont know if you meet a border till you get to a crossing.

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Architecture Buildings Features

Ornate Buildings

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Walking towards Imperial War Museum, London, Lambeth Road

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt:
“Ornate.”

Ornate

When thinking about Ornate buildings – I often think of those grandiose buildings left behind and left standing till somebody comes and turns them into flats or apartment blocks – there are a number of buildings like this in Manchester – and more recently in Salford, majestic buildings of the 1950s and 1960s left abandoned in the name of progress.  Soon to be turned into posh apartments for the great and good.

There are of course, exceptions to the rule.

Town Halls up and down the country seem to be being rapidly restoring old buildings as “Heritage” becomes the buzzword of the day.

Typical examples include Manchesters Art Gallery – Home of the Portico Library in the 1800s and still there today.

University of Salford’s Peel Building – Centred in Peel Park, opposite the Art Gallery and containing many period features

Liverpools Liver Building – with its Ornate mouldings and Signature Liver Birds

The picture is of Imperial War Museum in London…Chosen for its period features and definitely Ornate in character.  The first thing that grabbed me was not the heavy pounding guns at the front of the museum, but the delicate decoration on the museums domed roof.