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Friday, August 01, 2008

Metal: Werneth Low View Marker


The City Daily Photoblog network theme for today is Metal.

The word makes me think of heavy engineering and in Hyde the one name that comes to the fore is Automasters. Their works on the banks of the Peak Forest Canal closed down in recent years.

Today Old Hyde carries a picture of the works at its peak in 1980, which was the year they manufactured and donated to the town, this view marker which stands at the top of Werneth Low.

And what is the view? As it is Skywatch Friday the best I can do is to refer you to my post from a sunny Sunday in February.

You can view thumbnails from nearly 200 participants to the theme on theCDPB portal.

30 comments:

RuneE said...

That was an interesting instrument. I have heard of them, but I don't think I have ever seen one.

Congrats with the new layout!

imac said...

I like this Gerald.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

more places closing down...

Pretty Life Online said...

Great one for SWF! If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.... mine's up too hope you can drop by.... Happy weekend!

marley said...

I wanted to do a double - but I thibk I might just show two photos, cheating - I know!

I like the colours in this photo.

Sailor Girl said...

THIS IS SPECTACULAR!!!!! LOVED IT!!! The stars, the blue, the moon... AWSOME!!!!!

(Here in Lisbon it is still 23h34, so DO be patient and wait for mine...)

babooshka said...

This is superb, to combine the two this was. I was looking for a dundial on the island but no luck.

Keropok Man said...

I have not seen something like this for the longest time!

I like the button in the middle. It makes me wanna press it. (child instinct?)

Have a very good start to August!
Happy Theme Day Gerald!

Denton said...

I enjoy your references to your OldHyde photos and how you masterfully tie them together.

magiceye said...

Good representation of the theme!

J.C. said...

I love the view that you featured in Feb! That's brilliant of you to feature the metal photo here and link it to the sky where this photo is related too!

Happy Sky Watch Friday and Theme Day too!

Kuanyin Moi said...

Great job you've done here!

Kate said...

I'm not sure that I understand this post, but perhaps it's just because it's late and I'm tired.

Harry Makertia said...

Never seen this kind of instrument before. Interesting choice for Theme Day. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jilly said...

A beautiful choice. So different and interesting.

Sally said...

I think you've combined two theme days brillliantly!

~tanty~ said...

I've never seen this before but I like it. I also like to see the stars and the half moon in this photo.
Happy theme day :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

I have stood there Gerald and admire the view pointer and the views many many times.. on a clear day the Welsh Mountains are visable... excellent post.. different but none the same excellent.

esnorway said...

great shoot have nice weekend

Rambling Round said...

Too bad it closed, but this is a great theme day choice.

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

Gerald,

That's a nice viewmarker! Too bad the firm is not around anymore. Happens to the best, I guess.

D.C. Confidential said...

What a unique representation for this theme. Very beautiful!

Happy Theme Day!

Janet

Laurie said...

What an interesting choice for theme day! Very nice!

PJ said...

Thanks for stopping by, and there's so much more to that tree. I didn't do it even half justice.

Marie Reed said...

Holy Toledo! I've never seen so many comments. I'll leave number 75! City daily photo is quite a family!

PJ said...

...and I really enjoyed your blog. I'll be back.

Tash said...

Interesting bit of history combined with hitting the theme & SWF on the mark!

Catherine said...

Very interesting capture~great for skywatch Friday!
Happy weekend!
Happy sky~watching!
Cat

Chris said...

Very interesting, Gerald!

Hope all is well your way. . . .Sorry for being so quiet lately . . . a lot going on here.

Brenda said...

Wonderful vibrant sky! I also like the photo of the instrument.

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