Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 21st January, 2014)
Photo: Harry Cunliffe (Panasonic DMC- FZ38)
Lovely photo's Harry, Monday was a nice sunny day for a walk.
lovely pics. all my childhood spent playing around here.happy days.
what great photos to celebrate a sunny winter's day.
Nice photo's Harry. wouldn't it have looked great if they had made the big steel poles ( which are any eyesore) look like the MEN OF THE MERSEY...
ran in haigh hall for 40yrs nearly every day .but now in gods waiting room in new zealand
Bren, that's a good idea, but the posts are quite tall, the tallest ones are over twice my height, I think the statues at Crosby are life size, I was told that there was to be a statue on the round plinth 'see P.A.D. 11/11/2014' but there isn't one yet.
Very refreshing views Harry, reminds us that spring is not too far away.
Harry; What date was this walk done?
Slightly wrong date in your comment at 09.09!
surely they are not double yellow lines on bottom left hand photo?
Nice shots Harry. I was in the Woods taking photos as well. The one on the bottom right looking back down the hill is my favourite of the four.
Scholes Malc, that is a drainage channel. It's two rows of cobble stones that run down the side of the steps.
Beautiful photos Harry. Do the poles on the canal bank serve any purpose?
Janice its not the canal its the river Douglas and the poles are there to stop big trees.
Some historical videos of the Douglas Dam can be found here,
You wont get videos like these from Geoffrey Shenanigans.
Good photographs. There used to be - 50 years ago - the ruin of a building close by; are they still visible?
Sorry should have read 2013.
Janice, it's not the canal it's the River Douglas and the poles are to prevent fallen trees and other large debris from reaching the dam when the river floods, for a better view of the poles see P.A.Day 11/11/2013
Ernest, I took the photos yesterday as stated in the caption under the photo. Thanks for spotting the error in my comment at 9.09.
Good selection Harry, Janice the steel posts are to stop large objects ,eg dead trees and large branches from damaging the dam structure when the River Douglas is in full flow after heavy rain storms.
The bottom right photo is the best, from the other three by far. The sunshine and shadows..perfect shot in every way, well done Harry.
In reply to the Comment by David on 21st January 2014 at 10:43
If you are referring to the ruins down the hill by the banks of Dougie then yes I think they are still there. I last went down there before then dam was finished so that would have been 2011 I think.
Thanks all for the interest and comments, with regards to comments on the bottom right photo, I was lucky to be there at the right time, I took ten shots over about five minutes any longer and the sun was too high, I used flash to light the bush, I was going to submit just that one but thought that adding the others would make it more interesting. H.
Thanks, Harry; How do you manage to get your photo on P-a-D the day after taking it?
I was just going to say exactly the same Ernest
Beautiful photo`s Harry.My favourite is the bottom right hand one....lovely.
Thanks for putting me right on the River Douglas folks and for the info on the poles.
Ernest and Mick, it's up to Brian which photos he posts, I was out all morning and submitted the photo, then when Brian has a spot, if it's suitable he will put it on.
I hope this answers your question. H.
Brought up in Bottling wood and spent many a happy day playing in the woods and fishing for tiddlers in the Yellow Brook .What lovely pictures