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I had a day trip to Lincoln yesterday with a few mates. I hadn't been for about 10 years but still recognised alot of the city centre.
Even though it was freezing cold it was still a good day.

CARROTS!



From the carpark



The Castle



Heading to the Cathedral



The Cathedral



The Castle



Tourist Gift Shop





The Cathedral







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Slightly better









Down towards "Steep Hill"











Looking Back up





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Leaning on someone's car to make it better

 

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There's a great quote from Pevsner, "A bicycle shed is a building. Lincoln Cathedral is architecture."

I still think Lincoln Cathedral is one of the greatest buildings in the world. You can see it from 50 miles away. When it was completed (sometime in the 14th C, I think) it took the title of worlds tallest man-made structure from the Great Pyramid at Giza.
 

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I'll definately go back to the Cathedral and look around it properly. Unfortunately I was with 3 other lads that don't have as much interest in architecture as me and weren't willing to pay the £4 entry fee :lol:
Apparently it costs £50,000 a month to maintain it.
 

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I've been meaning to pop over to Lincoln for awhile. I'd heard it's had a new city centre scheme.

What makes it different is that it was a fast track, design by inquiry. All consultants and planning officers were put in a room together for two weeks to thrash out a design. Interesting idea and should certainly save time, but I'm not a big fan of design by committees.
 

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The rest of the city centre looked pretty good I thought.
The only thing I didn't like was the big retail park that looked like it belonged out of town.
The big warehouse buildings had immitation stone columns that were hollow plastic tubes :nono:
 

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It's Prince Charles, Princes Foundation that did it, so it's all mock georgian, portico's, promenades and the like. Not really my cup of tea...

I've a feeling it's only a strategy for regeneration that's been developed, not actually on the ground yet. Despite being in dueling-banjo country, Licoln is a nice place.
 

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No I unfortunately didn't get to see all of the cathedral as I was with 3 other lads that don't really have as mch of an interest in arhitecture as me. Next time I go I'll have a proper look around.
 

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The retail park is probably ST Marks (the old 2nd train and bus station) just off of High Street. I think a lot of that stuff tagged onto the end of St Marks furthest away from High Street will eventually get hidden by more uni buildings and gradually become more intergrated, its a bit stuck out next nothing on one side. As for the masterplan, http://www.princes-foundation.org/index.php?id=177
 
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