Wood Slick

This is by far my earliest and largest photographic project.  Most times, its better to show one or two pictures.  I am taking a chance and showing 20 pictures.  The photographs really tell the story and I hope they hold your interest.  I managed to capture these pictures early one morning going along the coast road to work.

The Cargo Ship,  “The Ice Prince” carrying Timber, ran into trouble in rough sea’s near Portland Bill, England in January 2008.  The crew where all rescued by helicopter and lifeboat, before she sank.   Timber, 33ft long planks where washed off the Ship causing a Wood Slick running from West (Portland Bill) to East (Beachy Head and beyond) of the English Channel.  “This is what I saw that morning”.

These shots taken, were on a beach stretch in Worthing a few odd miles West of Brighton & Hove, England.  2000 tonnes, washed up along the coast causing hazards on the beaches and to the shipping lanes.  Anybody lifting timber away were threatened with arrest…

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Lets make Tracks

I like heavy plant, this was begging to be snapped…

Machine used for Groyne repairs and maintenance, Hove seafront, England.

France and Europe on the other side of the water.

 

 

It’s in Hove Actually!

Walking the mutt this morning, I found this in Hove Actually!  Perhaps the Artist lost his / her Sat Nav, or they just fancied tagging somewhere in Hove…

England.  Brighton Actually, found deep in Hove Actually!

Stencil Street Art.   Hove, England, Tagged.

Two Dog’s

I didn’t go looking for this building, Iv’e past it more times than I can remember and not really taken any notice of it.  How could I go past and not snap it up!  It was an old stable sighted high up on a hill in Brighton.  Could be Regency but probably Victorian. Beuatiful cast moulded dog heads in moulded frame fixed to the stable doors.

The Stable doors, I think its only storage now.

End of stable building.  In contrast to this building, a new trendy development has been constructed opposite this image.

These are great mouldings fitted to the stable doors, let the mouldings do the talking.  Lovely local history…

Folding Door

I like these folding doors, could do with a bit of TLC or not!  Rustic charm.  Hove Street, Hove.

Just liked the contrasting colours and materials…

Brighton Station “The Clock”

Brighton Station, is a beautiful example of Victorian Architecture, with its exquisite iron, glass and brickwork structure.  Few of us take the time to look around our lovely Station.  They are a means to an end, the start or ending of a journey, a place to drop off or collect people.  Most commuters only look at the electronic platform displays for arrival or departure times in between looking in to their mobile phones whilst texting.  I had almost forgotten, that this clock was up in the God’s, what a beauty!

What a fine Time Piece, Brighton Station Clock.   Unfortunately, missing hands on the North Face.

Brighton Station Entrance looking North from Queens Road.  As soon as the sun appears this Station is mobbed with arriving tourists and day trippers all heading straight down Queens Road / West Street to the Beach.  Next stop, France and Europe…

I was verbally accosted by a Railway platform worker, we exchanged a few choice words.  He said that I was not to photograph the Station and if I carried on, he would fetch the Transport Police.  Apparently, I need permission from the Station Master, something to do with terrorism.  Well I got the photo’s that I wanted for that moment in time.  I will be back!

I recently looked at a photo, which included this fine clock hovering over a crowded platform and the steam trains below.  The photo was taken during the Edwardian Period.

A close up view of the external clock, above the Station entrance.  Is the Clock mount, Marble or Stone? I will find out.

So, until I can get other shot’s, I hope you like the pic’s…