Nuts in May – Part Two| Park Hill 2017

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While visiting Park Hill I spotted that thousands of hexagonal nuts have been discarded along the length of the new steel fence.  Not someone who likes to see things simply going to waste I thought I’d re-purpose a few and documented the results.

Nuts in May Part One can be viewed HERE

The title for this post has been borrowed from Mike Leigh

Nuts in May | Park Hill 2017

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While visiting Park Hill I spotted that thousands of hexagonal nuts have been discarded along the length of the new steel fence.  Not someone who likes to see things simply going to waste I thought I’d re-purpose a few and documented the results.

The title for this post has been borrowed from Mike Leigh

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I paint my boyfriend's toenails and he shaves my head | © Little Bits of Sheffield 2017 |  SP102070BWE

My decision to walk along a road which I rarely go down was rewarded when I stumbled upon this wonderful statement…

If I had a top ten favourite pieces of graffiti then I’m pretty sure this would be in the top five!

Another in my top five I found at Steeley Magnasite works near Hartlepool.  It’s worth a look: HERE

To celebrate a new entry into my top ten I thought I’d share one of my favourite songs from another local treasure (sadly they split up years ago).

(Park) Hill Fort

 

The latest ‘development’ at Park Hill would appear to be rather expensive looking steel fortifications which completely surround the empty housing complex.  There is still no sign of any real work happening.  I assume the new steel fence is intended to keep people out.  However, while I was taking the images in the gallery I met a group of young people.  They explained they have already found a way through the railings and they were about to head into the flats to take some photographs…

Green Spirit x Phlegm

1. Vintage Phlegm artwork on Castlegate | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020422E

 

2. Vintage Phlegm artwork on Castlegate | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020423E

These photographs, taken on 9 May 2017, feature vintage Phlegm artwork painted on Castlegate.  The shutter on a shop called Green Spirit was painted approximately eight years ago.  The shop which sold all things hydroponic closed a few years ago when they moved to larger premises.  Phlegms artwork remains, although it is gradually being reclaimed by the elements.  I enjoyed finding new plant life sprouting from Phlegms artwork on a shop called Green Spirit! Back to nature and all that…

Visit Phlegms more recent work in Sheffield from 2016 as a work in progress HERE and as a finished mural HERE

More Phlegm on this site HERE

Visit Phlegms website HERE

Dan on the Don

3. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020461E

 

1. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020450E

 

4. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020462E

 

2. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020456E

Dan is back on the River Don creating his wonderful sculptures from materials found in the river.  He created his first set of temporary sculptures late in 2016.  Over the winter months the flow and the rising of the river has returned them to the river bed.

Click HERE to see one of his sculptures from November last year.

Click HERE to see more images of his original 2016 sculptures over on Postcard Cafe

Grosvenor House Hotel | 1966-2017

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Opened in 1966 the Grosvenor House Hotel was a familiar landmark of the Sheffield city skyline. Demolition began in 2016 and the hotel, car park and shops that were on the same site finally became dust in 2017. The photographs featured in the gallery were taken between 2009 – 2016.

Also featured in some of the photographs are other buildings which have since disappeared, the old fire station and the buildings on Charter Row.  The Telecom Tower is now student accommodation and the BT logo has been removed.

Click HERE to view a set of images taken in 2016 of the car park located beneath the main hotel building.

Watch the wonderful 1966 Movietone News film footage of the hotel below