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Virtual Reality tour of Hull - Because It's never Dull In Hull !
posted by sgt.serenity (33 comments total)
Link of the day people , read em and weep !
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:31 PM on August 1, 2005

I do my grocery shopping in Hull!
posted by ewagoner at 3:38 PM on August 1, 2005

London 0 Hull 4
posted by muckster at 3:41 PM on August 1, 2005

If anyone knows whether Hull is still covered in the pungent aroma of a slaughterhouse mixed in with a chocolate factory , do tell.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:44 PM on August 1, 2005

Muckster, that was the first thing that popped in my head, too.
posted by jrossi4r at 3:46 PM on August 1, 2005

What's on In Hull

Hull is a city bursting with vitality. A wealth of architectural heritage blends with innovative design to create a modern, vibrant city centre full of character which has something to offer everyone, whatever their age.

The events listed on this site are just the highlights of what promises to be an extensive calendar of exciting and varied festivities for 2001.

posted by sgt.serenity at 3:47 PM on August 1, 2005

oh Hull, crappest of Crap Towns , famous only for funny coloured phone boxes...
posted by badrolemodel at 3:48 PM on August 1, 2005

Kath Hetherington speaks for us all.
( I also wouldn't mind seeing Hull covered in meaty chocolate since sgt posed the query.)
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 3:57 PM on August 1, 2005

At first I thought it was a tour of Hell, but it turned out to be worse than that...
posted by Artw at 4:05 PM on August 1, 2005

Why, this is Hull, nor am I out of it.
Thinkst thou that I who saw the face of God,
And tasted the eternal joys of heaven,
Am not tormented with ten thousand Hulls,
In being deprived of everlasting bliss?

posted by flashboy at 4:11 PM on August 1, 2005

Edmund: I then leapt on the opportunity to test you. I asked if he'd been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge, or Hull...

Mary: Well?

Edmund: You failed to spot that only two of those are great universities.

Mary: You swine!

Melchett: That's right -- Oxford's a complete dump!

-- Blackadder Goes Forth

As an aside, my parents met whilst both attending Hull University, so if it weren't for Hull, I wouldn't exist.
posted by krunk at 4:24 PM on August 1, 2005

There was a saying in Yorkshire - when the Gibbet was in use -

"From Hell, Hull, and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us."

I'm from Halifax - it still applies, as far as I can tell...
posted by Jon Mitchell at 4:40 PM on August 1, 2005

From Hull, Hell and Halifax, Good Lord deliver us!
posted by seanyboy at 4:40 PM on August 1, 2005

Damn you Jon Mitchell.
posted by seanyboy at 4:40 PM on August 1, 2005

I remember going over the Humber Bridge when I was about seven. It still amazes me to this day the fact that the tops of the towers are further apart than the bottoms because of the curvature of the Earth.
posted by bruzie at 4:43 PM on August 1, 2005

I am posting from my PSP.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:46 PM on August 1, 2005

(Sorry, had to try. Feel free to delete, mods. Ph33r Mah T3ch!)
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:47 PM on August 1, 2005

Then there's Hull, Quebec (now rebranded as Gatineau, but we all know better). You can stand and look at Ontario, right across the river, but yet while in Hull everyone (1) speaks French, and (2) smokes. And then when the government offices close at 4:30, the place empties out. Good times.
posted by livii at 4:55 PM on August 1, 2005

"Oh look, here comes Hull travelling down the motorway in a car." - David Brent
posted by tweak at 5:14 PM on August 1, 2005

If VR panorama is your thing.
posted by peacay at 5:21 PM on August 1, 2005

First use of the "hull" tag, I notice. Pray God, may it not be the last.
posted by flashboy at 5:23 PM on August 1, 2005

Dammit sarge, you went straight for the virtual tour! I knew I should have included an explicit mention in my 300 Club thread of the Virtual Tour of the South Pole Dome, but I figured no, MeFites are smart and inquisitive enough to find it on their own. Serves me right, I guess!
posted by yhbc at 5:27 PM on August 1, 2005

Hull, Massachusetts is lovely!
posted by WaterSprite at 7:23 PM on August 1, 2005

Peacay, please help - I still can't figure out how to post a link....
posted by WaterSprite at 7:24 PM on August 1, 2005

posted by WaterSprite at 7:27 PM on August 1, 2005

WaterSprite, type a word in the box, highlight it, then hit the 'link' button below the box. Enter the link and hit 'ok' - presto! Your word is now hyperlinked.
posted by peacay at 7:32 PM on August 1, 2005

I remember reading this sci-fi story about Hull, MA in Isaac Asimov's magazine in the 80s, and for some reason it always stuck with me. A very cool, though somewhat depressing, story, esp. for those of us fascinated by entropy.
posted by BoringPostcards at 7:32 PM on August 1, 2005

WaterSprite, you did it right the first time anyway. But you could just type or paste the link in the comment box, hit 'link' and type/paste the link in the pop-up box, then 'ok' and the link itself will contain an automagic link.

posted by peacay at 7:49 PM on August 1, 2005

No mention of Hull should go without remembering Mick Ronson, boy could he play guitar. His last album was Heaven & Hull
posted by riffola at 9:12 PM on August 1, 2005

shit I should learn to read.
posted by peacay at 11:42 PM on August 1, 2005

Philip Larkin was librarian of the Brynmor Jones library at the University of Hull for the last 30 years of his life.
posted by pracowity at 12:00 PM on August 2, 2005

Hull Virtual Pub Crawl.

A list of 267 Hull pubs, with picturesque photographs.

Hull Fish and Chip Shops.

And last but not least .. the famous Hull Fish Trail.
posted by verstegan at 3:05 PM on August 2, 2005

lest we forget lol, no photos of the welly or the adelphi ? I'm shocked , i saw Jonathan Richman play a blinder at the adelphi many moons ago.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:45 AM on August 4, 2005

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