5 Historic Buildings in Reading to Photograph

Do you like taking photographs of historic buildings? Here are some local buildings that I think make great subjects for any photographer.

Kings Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool – Reading. Although disused and in need of repair, it has some wonderful early Edwardian features and could provide some interesting detail photographs.

Royal Berkshire Hospital. Built in 1839 by local Reading architect Henry Briant it is a fine example of Victorian Bath stone architecture.

Reading Minster – The oldest church in Reading its Gothic architecture and church tower chequered with flint and stone provides a perfect subject for pattern and light.

Reading Abbey Ruins – in the centre of Reading this ruin dates back to 1121 and the rough texture of old stone and rubble can give photographs that extra depth.

The Maiwand Lion – Not brave enough for real wildlife photography? Well why not practice on the Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens. It is the unofficial symbol of Reading and provides a dramatic and powerful subject for any budding photographer.