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The Potteries

I only ever seem to go anywhere if I absolutely have to do so. I'm very much the type of person who will avoid leaving the house as much as possible.
Today Ol and I had to deliver some paintings to the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery which I have never been to before (despite really enjoying museums and local history). First impressions of this area of Hanley were a big 'wow!', the town planners have done a lovely job on this area, it's really beautiful to wander round. I was seriously impressed by the muesum's architecture - it's a whopping great building, I wasn't sure till I googled it but guessed it was built in the 1950s (it was opened in 1956). I've always liked 50s architecture, the architecture at ICI used to fascinate me too (I used to work there - it was Astra Zeneca by then though). There was a lot of wood used throughout the interiors, there were long dark corridors in the lab sections, these were lined with dark wooden cupboards which had …

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