Middlesbrough, town I currently live in, has a while ago earned title the worst place to live in the UK. I guess it also means that average tourists are not very interested in this place. But people who like visiting destinations “off the beaten track” may find it interesting. Recently the town has been honoured by the visit of the famous world traveller emka. I had the pleasure to accompany her to several local attractions which included the Dorman Museum. This picture was taken having the Dorman Museum at the back. Except for the self explanatory monument you can spot here a red brick building which was once Park Methodist Church and is now Park View Apartments. On the right hand side (not visible here) there is the entrance to one of the nicest parks in this area: Albert Park.
Park Methodist Church Wesleyan church 1903/05 by W.J. Morley & Son (Bradford). Red brick with painted terracotta dressings. Welsh slate roofs; copper-domed north-west tower. Disoriented, terms used are ritual. North-west and south-west towers, nave with transepts, short blank recessed chancel and north-east vestry. Italianate.
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lousat (81124) 2013-12-14 15:24
Hi Mariusz,there are a lot of things to see in your pic,a great and rich capture with fine details and perfect colors everywhere,interesting note about the monument and the museum in background too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
emilbo (22616) 2013-12-14 15:41
Je crois que ton titre ne dit pas la vérité et que c'est peut-être pour attirer l'attention. A voir la photo, ça semble un jolie place avec le monument et le superbe édifice en rouge. Belle présentation accompagnée d'une excellente note.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon dimanche,
macjake (60000) 2013-12-14 19:12
How great is it that you finally got to meet Malgo!
and who'd have thought that I would have met her before you did! haha
funny comment about the famous world traveller Malgo :)
lovely shot from top to bottom, lots of warm light, sharpness, crispness and depth.
danos (89627) 2013-12-15 0:26
really i don't understand the title of 'the worst place to live'.I see a beautiful place with interesting buildings and monuments like these you show us here with the brilliant light of the day to enhance even more their beauty.
Excellent presentation with the chosen POV to be excellent.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
emka (84209) 2013-12-15 1:57
What a great honour had the town with a visit of famous traveller, hahaha.
I like the places of the beaten track and I found it very nice and interesting. You found here a good POV and made a beautiful photo of the simple monument and red former church. And what a weather we had! It looks really attractive.
I looked by which criteria it is the worst place to live in the UK. Car theft and burglary is a problem, you must take care. But other things are rather funny:
"Estimates suggest that about 27% of adults in Middlesbrough binge-drink, way over the 18% England national average.
Only 16% of the adult population eat healthily and 10% are physically active, compared with 24% and 12% national averages respectively."
I can imagine places worse to live.
It was a beautiful day, thank you!!
Royaldevon (32641) 2013-12-15 2:52
I love the comment 'world Traveller, Malgo'!
She surely must deserve that title!
You have displayed your usual keen eye for composition, here. The war memorial is very well placed, with good leads, and makes a very natural, diagonal link with the Methodist Church.
You had a beautiful day for this shot, very crisp for February.
Have a lovely Sunday,
I believe you met my friends Kath and Rob, recently.
annjackman (20539) 2013-12-15 3:30
Thank you for showing a picture from the place that you currently live as I have never visited there. As usual you picture is very well taken and presented with clean lines and lovely light. A very good example of contrasting architectural styles - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-15 3:43
I hope the Middlesbrough tourist board, if they have one get to see this. It is proof that the town has some wonderful architectural heritage and is well worth a visit. A compelling composition and as always flawlessly executed and presented image.
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2013-12-15 6:52
I must admit that I do not know much about Middlesborough, but I have enjoyed Malgo's shots here on TE, and I am shocked that its classed as the worst place to live. Really? It certainly does not look it. The city seems to have fascinating buildings (that one on left is a beauty!), nice open spaces and plenty of things to learn and explore. I certainly make a point of never letting those kinds of lists put me off anyway, they are usually put together by people, or in the case of that article "researchers" who have no idea what they are talking about.
As for the picture on the article, that could just as equally be any city in Ireland or the UK, or I hazard to guess, Europe. In comparison, you shot shows a beautiful clean open space, obviously cared for and respected. I'm sure if any of us wanted to show places in poor light, its easy to do, whats more difficult is finding and composing the beauty, as you have done so well here.
And as for that TV show, location location. It brings a smile to my face. Once I watched this as a very wealthy and rather uppercrust couple simply HAD to have the home of their dreams in a certain area of London, and it simply HAD to have period features and a high roof in the drawing room. I don't even really know what a drawing room is :)
Thanks as always, a cool picture and a very interesting note and link.
All the best
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-12-15 7:40
Hello Mariusz - Perhaps not a place one immediately thinks of when planning a visit to the UK but here with the soft light and fine weather you have captured a shot with both charm and interest. I think what really strikes home here is the fact that with the right mindset and favourable conditions one can seek out pleasing opportunities in the most local and uninspiring locations. I think you have laid down a challenge here. Take photographs in your own backyard..... I will have to pay more attention to what sits on my doorstep. Thanks for this and warm regards Rosemary
Sonata11 (33526) 2013-12-15 19:06
mam nadzieje ze ni8e jest takie najgorsze miejsce do zycia ale mysle ze jest tez ciekawe miejsce na zwiedzanie jak i wykonanie fantastycznych zdjec. Przynajmniej wybrales Mariusz ciekawe miejsce aby nam pokazac. Swietna kolorystyka, super swiatlo, ostrosc. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam, Barbara
delpeoples (54467) 2013-12-15 22:20
Well maybe they should hire you as their PR guy, because the town looks pretty darn nice to me. What a great POV, which accentuates the museum, park and red flats in the BG. Stunning details and impressive colour and contrasts. What's not to like?
And now that it has had Malgo visit, perhaps they can boast that in their section of the Lonely Planet?!
mesutilgim (88194) 2013-12-17 13:14
I never been here but it does not seem to be the worst place to live in UK, according your capture.
The brick colored church at left is very nice and eyecatching. Interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (88833) 2013-12-17 13:36
Ciekawy pomnik ale budynek w glebi piekny.
Okazala wieza robi wrazenie.
Lubie taka architekture.
Ladnie skomponowany kadr.
A kto nie lubi blekitu nieba;)
nikkitta (16230) 2013-12-17 18:10
You and Jason made me laught with the funnies notes, reading the title I was sure it was the place where you live now
For once you are not complaining but explaining the buildings of the town in a good composition with the interesting orange building at the back
Great color contrast, well done
No words for the grey column , monument
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-12-17 20:24
Admirable shot of the lovely monument from Middlesborough.Great colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
ikeharel (61491) 2013-12-18 0:04
Good morning Mariusz,
The pic. doe's not show what the title and content of your note telling us.
The square show a nice area around the church and the museum on the far side, though it was a winter moring shot, so not many outdoor's.
I find the grey-stones monument a bit "plain" (did not find a diff. verb to discribe it).
The image itself is fine as always all your postings.
jhm (142884) 2013-12-18 5:15
When I saw these picture, see I not bad subjects for the most bad city out of the area.
High quality picture, an excellent subject.
Excellent composition, nice presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Graal (99502) 2013-12-18 9:37
hm, ciekawe, ze miasto jest tak zle oceniane. W tym ujeciu zmiesciles w kadrze interesujace obiekty. Moze jednak cos sie zmienilo na lepsze w stosunku do tego co pisza pod podanym linkiem. Ladne swiatlo miales i niebo.
abmdsudi (45704) 2013-12-18 22:32
The worst place to live! Doesn't look that bad to me in fact it looks spectacular sight in the eyes of an avid shutterbug who knows how to create and grab all the opportunity presented before his eyes. Detail is brilliant and you have provided a very full informative narrative to back up this quality photography, guess this monument will be seen by very few this time around. but the Church's green dome popping up colours complements this scene so very pleasantly as a whole package. Really good comp,
light & shadows and vividness of colours. Very well done capture, Congrats
adramad (39770) 2013-12-19 11:39
Singular title for this presentation, it conclude that you do not like the place to live ....
It is a composition with great contrasts, on the one hand that monument so massive and ill at ease in the background but the old church has beautiful shapes and volumes, and the red color makes it stand out well on the clear blue sky.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo.
Enjoy a good night.
jemaflor (88199) 2013-12-20 7:56
Impressive monument in the Fg and nice church taken with a goiod light, perfect sahrpness and contrast, tfs.
Cricri (110295) 2013-12-20 11:45
Bon cadrage du monument laissant une belle vue sur l'église
la lumière et les couleurs sont belles, tout comme l'endroit qui semble bien agréable et intéressante a visiter
SWEETFREEDOM (23272) 2013-12-22 0:40
good light and excellent sharpness. a place, combined with your presence that the world famous traveller could not miss.
npecanhuk (69166) 2013-12-23 1:09
Hi! It looks beautiful and pleasant, as does this photo! Sharpness, exposure, colors, dof, chosen pov and composition are all excellent! Cheers, Neyvan
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-25 1:41
una ripresa ricca di colori e dalla composizione originale.
Con questo particolare punto di ripresa hai capovolto le proporzioni tra i due soggetti dando maggiore imponenza al monolite rispetto alla bella chiesa.
Il risultato è eccellente e mette ancor in maggiore evidenza i bei colori dell'edificioapprofittando di una illuminazione particolarmente favorevole.
Con l'occasione ti faccio gli auguri di un felice Natale
s_lush (16134) 2014-01-01 3:35
Your shot shows that Middlesbrough now is one of the best places, at least on its architecture and landscape design. Excellent point of view, well-balanced composition, bright light, vivid colors, perfect photographic quality and highly interesting details!
Best regards and a happy and prosperous new year to you!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31999)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-14 15:22