Following on from our trip to the suit/kilt fitters we went to the Forum in Norwich, this a very modern building opposite one of the most beautiful and intricately designed churches our fine city has. I remember when the old Library (which the Forum was built on) caught fire and burnt down, and the plans for the replacement were announced. There was uproar and controversy at the plans, us people in Norfolk are not best known for welcoming change, I have friends who have been here 20 years and still aren’t considered locals ehehehe. Sitting at the top of the Market as I looked around I thought how well the old and new complimented each other now.So I am going to share some images of then and now. I am also considering a new blog/page/category for my photos so watch this space………….
At the time of the Fire I was 16 so to be honest cannot remember being concerned myself with the new design, and from an access point of view, it is a vast improvement on what I remember of the old building though!
Today the area is unrecognisable from what was there;
The Forum is the fantastic glass fronted structure above and opposite is this beautiful church, and spin around 180 degrees and you look over the Multi Coloured Norwich Market (if you look closely in the distance peeking out from behind a tree you can just see the battlements of Norwich Castle. Old and New beautifully blended just goes to show change isn’t a bad thing it’s different, it takes time to adjust but being different is bad, it all depends on the certain point of view that you look at everything by.