South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Odd tops No. 10

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Burton's South Shields

Tailored to perfection

This is the tenth in this ocassional series of ‘odd tops’ where we lift our eyes above head height to find richer pickings in our town centres.

This is the facade of the upper floor of Burtons the Tailor of King Street, South Shields, you will notice the classical architecture with faux columns and corbels created in an Edwardian age as our main street ribboned out and away from the Market Place. Older local readers will be able to recall when this national retailer actually offered a bespoke tailoring service from this shop, sadly it no longer does.

A closer inspection of the picture (click to enlarge) will reveal that the building is covered in a fine net. This is an anti-seagull and lark measure to prevent a bird colony growing up above with a preponderance of nests clinging to window ledges.

Oh, and I have to admit, it looks much better on days like this with a clear blue sky and a few fluffy clouds.

Camera details: Pentac K100D, 60 mm lens, 1/750 second, f5.6, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 5, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, South Shields

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  1. Very nice! These are the kinds of places that we pass by every day without noticing.


    May 5, 2009 at 12:47 pm

  2. Very nice reflection. I especially like the blue in the windows.

    Bill B.

    May 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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