Tim's One Photograph a Day

Banbury Town Hall at Dusk.

Banbury Town Hall.

Banbury Town Hall: Gothic Splendour in the Blue Hour.

Gothic Splendour in the Blue Hour.

Back to my favourite style of photography. Out with the big camera at dusk – the “Blue Hour”. A perfect, clear sky. Dark Blue. And a shot of Banbury Town Hall.

I took a walk up from the mooring towards the centre of town. Past the bus station and Castle Quay shopping centre. One of the entrances to the centre can just be seen through the trees on the right.

There, standing proud, is Banbury Town Hall. Typical of many towns, where it is located at the end of a wide road / boulevard, which then divides either side of the building. Today, this is mainly pedestrianised, reducing traffic in the area.

The building dates back to 1854. The clock tower was added 6 years later. In the past it has housed the Police Station, and the old cells still remain. It is now used for the Town Council, formed in 2000, and is also available for hire. It is Grade II Listed.

Click here for the Town Council and Hall Website, which has more information and some fantastic interior shots.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 15 October 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/11
  • 30 Sec
  • ISO 100

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