I’m doing ‘The Significant Places Tag’ as created by Actor and YouTuber Jonathan Vickers. To see his video, click here. The reason why I’m doing this tag is 1. It’s a great idea and 2. To enter Jonny’s competition that he mentioned in his latest video (click here).
I recently moved to Sheffield to study at one of the universities here. I’ve only been here little over a month but the point of the tag is to suggest my most significant places where I live.
Place Number One: The Peace Gardens (Image left)
According to the internet (see my source here) the Peace Gardens ‘are an award-winning public space situated along Pinstone Street’.
When I was first finding my way around Sheffield I found The Peace Gardens and I was captivated by them. It is extremely pretty and calming and something I was not expecting to find in the middle of the city. It’s also situated in front of a beautiful, grand, old building which makes me love it even more.
I just want to visit the gardens whenever I get the chance whether I go to read, go for a walk, go to have a picnic, anything and I especially can’t wait to see it during the summer.
Place Number Two: The City Centre (Image right)
Every city has one but I love Sheffield’s City Centre. Like you’d expect it has loads of shops but it is incredibly pretty. I love pretty buildings (as you may have gathered) and Sheffield has a mixture of old and new buildings, a mix of ancient with modern, and I find this brilliant. It is so beautiful and I love looking around in this area and showing people around who have come to visit me, such as friends and family.
Place Number Three: The Hubs
This building, known as The Hubs, or the Kettles due to its design, is my Student’s Union. Again, the building is really interesting. As you can see from the images (left), it is composed of four ‘kettle’ like structures, each a ‘pod’ inside. On the bottom floor, there’s the bar, the shop/café and the student union’s offices. Upstairs you have the common room, the ‘stage’ and the advice centre. The reason why I like this place is firstly due to its atmosphere. It’s a friendly place to be since you’re surrounded by people like yourself and people who understand the student lifestyle. Additionally, it’s the place where I meet up with my Society, the Harmonies, which I have been really enjoying. It’s therefore the place where I took a leap and tried something new and made some new friends.
Place Number Four: The Red Lion Pub (Image right)
Very simply, this is a nice, quiet local’s pub located in the middle of many of my university buildings. It’s where I met a close friend of mine who I see almost every day now, and it’s the source of good memories during my fresher’s week – where it all started.
Place Number Five: Sheffield Hallam University (Image left)
The university had to be part of my significant places tag since it’s the reason why I moved to Sheffield. It’s the reason I decided to move out from my parents house and the reason I tore myself from that comfort zone to begin the multitude of challenges that comes with moving to a new city and being a student. I haven’t regretted it yet, so that must be good. I’m also really enjoying my course here at Hallam as a Media Student.
So that’s it and while I don’t know about too much of Sheffield yet, I am really enjoying the atmosphere and the beauty of this city and I can’t wait to embark on the next three years of exploring this place and in studying for my degree, which without the aim of getting, I may have never lived in Sheffield and may have never gotten the chance to explore what this city has to offer.
Hope you enjoyed,
PS. 1 – If you want to see the recommendation blog I posted about Jonny’s YouTube channel, you can check it out here. 2 – Sorry, that my blog post was not up yesterday (and is late up today), but my uni work had to come first! I’m sorry!
Disclaimer – I do not own all of the images in this post, they are from:
THE HUBS http://www.nus.org.uk/en/students-unions/sheffield-hallam-university-union-of-students/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/clydehouse/309030473
RED LION http://www.perfectpint.co.uk/pubs/the-red-lion-sheffield
SHEFFIELD HALLAM http://www.abbietaylorcooper.co.uk/saturday-art-club-sheffield-hallam-university/
However, some of the pictures I did take myself.