Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sheffield ready!

On Sunday we had to walk through the cultural quarter of the city. We noticed lots of activity. The 2 main theatres sit side by side - the Lyceum on the left here, and the Crucible on the right.

I love the beautiful old fashioned Lyceum, but I also love the iconic Crucible just as much.

I always photograph them from the front, but as we were crossing the road behind, I took a photograph of the Lyceum from the back.
And Ive never photographed the statue of Mercury from this angle either..

... and was fairly surprised when I viewed the photo. Don't look Ethel!!!!
The crucible has just had a complete refit, and today was being prepared for the enormous sporting event that is...... (no, not the blummin Olympics), but of course....
The snooker.
I'm not a huge fan of it myself, but I love the buzz that it brings to the city. We will be going for a wander round when it is in full swing to see who we can spot!

9 comments:

Jo said...

The crucible is so well known for the snooker. I used to watch bits of it when I was younger, I totally lost interest and couldn't tell you who any of the stars are these days. It was Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor in my day.

Jo said...

The crucible is so well known for the snooker. I used to watch bits of it when I was younger, I totally lost interest and couldn't tell you who any of the stars are these days. It was Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor in my day.

Lisa said...

I used to enjoy watching snooker with my dad. A good match with Jimmy White would get us on the edge of our seats!
Bit nippy for Mercury way up there I would have thought!
Lisa x

Rowan said...

I enjoy the snooker though only from the Crucible, I'm not particularly interested the rest of the year. I used to take my sone when they were young and saw a lot of the top players from the Steve Davis, Cliff Thorburn era. I'd forgotten it was on so will look out for it on TV.

Toffeeapple said...

Ooh er, missus!
Rather beautiful though.

Lyn said...

ooooh errrr Missus!
xxx

greenthumb said...

You alway take me on such nice trips out. Love seeing what you have been up to.

Rosie said...

Great photos! I bet the snooker brings a huge buzz to the city centre. I had to smile at 'don't look Ethel' - I remember that song too:)

Shaheen said...

I've not been to Sheffield, your day out has encouraged me to check it out some day. Question is when will I be going in that direction next?....as I live in Wales. Need a reason.