Visit Swindon, the town’s destination tourism digital platform, asked people to capture Swindon’s architecture in all its glory for its #SwindonArchitecture2021 photo challenge, and the town’s photographers responded in striking fashion.
More than 500 entries ranged from the beautiful to the brutalist and from the attractive to the abstract, including images of Swindon Town Hall, the Railway Village, Tadpole Garden Village, Great Western Hospital, David Murray John Tower, Brunel Centre, Coate Water’s diving board, Hall & Woodhouse, Lydiard House, Rudi’s, Bath Road Methodist Church, Old Town Bowl, Windmill Hill and a long etcetera.
After much deliberation and no little soul searching, the Visit Swindon panel, led by celebrated landscape photographer Mitchell Nelson, chose a shortlist of six photos and eventually a winner, rob_r56’s Peaceful in the morning, a beautifully composed and strikingly coloured interior shot of the swimming pool at the Health Hydro in Milton Road. Chapeau!
For his winning effort, rob_r56’s (Rob Galati) prize is a £300 Old Town shopping voucher bundle, containing £50 vouchers for each of Food Magpie, Magnum Wine Shop, Oink, Kapada Vintage, Willoby’s Furniture and Wood Street Food Hall, plus a tasty Sunday roast for two from The Bank restaurant in Wood Street.
The other fabulous entries to make the shortlist were
- Simon_mg1’s almost abstract shot of the GWH lobby
- Greglebowski's shimmering shot of the David Murray John skyscraper in a puddle
- Muzzerati’s blue sky take on a modernist building
- Blueeyedpop7’s amber infused shot of Brunel brutalism
- Chuckbbird35mm’s Lomography capture of competing office blocks
One thing is for sure, when it comes to photography, Swindon’s got talent!
Prizes kindly supported by Wigwam, the ultimate property news and lifestyle platform covering Swindon and the surrounding areas.