poundbury market hall Charles' Folly

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Comments (4)

Cowboy39 on June 13, 2009

The building shown is the Brownsword Hall, donated by Andrew Brownsword to the community. It is nobody's folly. It is our village hall and is run by a trust for use by all.

Flash_banding on June 14, 2009

I was referring to the whole Poundbury idea not just this pastiche market hall - I presume you live there and like it, fine, some people love Wimpey homes, some like London apartments, Please don't ask Andrew Brownsford to donate any buildings to my community (near Princess Anne's house) - I find this Poundbury to be not quite proportional, (inevitable when non organically developed) and as a forced creation of a new town suburb, - no more effective than the sixties new towns, which are generally failing in sixties ways...

Nostalgia's alright but its not what it was...

mead0w on July 9, 2009

The comments from people show whether have been here or not. Flash_banding hasn't a clue, so stay away and stop pretending you know anything - it is a community and we like it! What sort of place do you live so we can criticise your place? 60's trash, restored barn, 30's double, or what?

Flash_banding on July 9, 2009

"The comments from people"...? I have visited Poundbury, clearly, and as I am the photographer and only commentator you could possibly be referring to, I wonder where you are coming from... born and bred in Poundbury? (:-))

my folks live in a nearby village, Buckland Newton, which is much older but not very focused or architecturally interesting either, though it does have a good sense of community. I could be critical of that place as well if you like...

I live in a 16th century former pub in a Cotswold town where everyone is very friendly. It has a delightful market house not disimilar in basic design to this one, but not so clumsy, crude and heavy looking. If you checked out my other photos you would have seen my village square, (followed the clues), - but posting assumptions before thinking seems to be a common online habit.

The people here do seem to focus on the village life so confidently and happily because it has such strong traditions. As I said - this is very hard to simulate or stimulate with a new build, very slow to develop anywhere - maybe that's why it contrasted so strongly... and as I also said - if you like it, FINE - don't get knickers twisted, but my view remains unaltered and your writing doesn't prompt any desire to revisit the place...

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 10, 2007
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    by Flash_banding
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ1
    • Taken on 2007/02/19 14:23:45
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 5.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash