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This was taken on the same day, same time as the last 4 posts - which were all idyllic lovely shots of the canal as it is today
Just to show you what it's really all about, a working artery of the north back in the late 1700's, I thought I'd make it look grim in 2 ways
the toning and colouring being faded
no spacing around it whatsoever, there's not sky, or breathing space in the shot - just like working in a mill in Burnley used to be
Sure you all prefer the lovely barge shots though
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great shot, love the repeat patterns in this, you've used the reflection well
Great reflection, agreed! Nice and gritty.
One of Blake's 'Dark satanic mills', in fact, though I suspect the windows have been enlarged since then. Working conditions would have been even more claustrophobic. Sure, the barges are prettier; but life for working bargees 200 years ago was pretty toilsome too.
Thanks for reminding us that the past was not always a better place; and thanks for some great images.
An interesting photo that gives the building a whole new life as art.
Northern Soul was what Wigan Casino was all about!! LOL And what's all this wi' a tyke talking about Burnley - that's DEFO Red Rose county!!!
Nice image tho' gr8 reflections - noticed Tony was a little more guarded with his comments
wow, this is a first class image,fantastic reflections great tonal work.
that's because it's Friday, Thursday is young lovers night LOL
I'm a red rose guy Fran, just live in Leeds. Used to go clubbing in Burnley all the time in the 6th form - back in day...
Did a summer working at Lucas on the assembly lines. Safe to say that it's the worst job anyone could ever have, just moving one pile of widgets along a line... god knows how people do that and don't end up with a hose pipe through their car window... but that's what everyone in east lancs did 200 years ago
Maybe Brave New World was right?
Tony, your jealousy is very unbecomming
Frig, I've been busted!!!
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knew there was a reason why I liked you Ade - ru originally from Burnley? My sister lived there in the70's and early 80's and worked at the Cat's Whiskers.
I'm a Lancashire lass mi'sen - frae Preston - Dad's from Mill Hill, Blackburn!
well and truly
I'm from Clitheroe, well a little village at the foot or Pendle really.
Went to school in clitheroe and we often had nights in Burnley or Blackburn, most weekends.
We did go to the Cat's Whiskers, had to wear a tie when we first started going... jesus, that's aincnet times! Was called the Ritzy afterwards too.
I was a pest controller in Preston for 6 months (between degrees) so know it really well, used to have the A2Z in my head! Where about in Preston was it?
I've lost the accent, it's "generic northern" now, though I still say "source" correctly apparently.
Great patterns and reflections. Very graphical.
thats my music
Quote: Northern soul
Mine too Darren - knew I liked you - just found out why!!!
certainly conveys the story of Mills in Burnley
The little village that I grew up in here in Scotland thrived on the textile and paper mill industry from the 1700s too and there were at least 5 mills still working until I was in my late twenties.
This reminds me SO much of the claustrophic feeling that I used to get as I walked home from school down a little narrow street that had high mill buildings on both sides........I think you've done brilliantly here.
I used to stand at the top of that street lol and run down it...hated the dark, cramped feeling.
Well spotted. Really like the symmetry.
Social architectural imagery is as important as any other Adrian. Image does illustrate the building and perhaps it's gloomy past. Seems a lot of recent history tied up with this also. Makes interesting reading. Ron.
yeah - you can see the computers in the windows and the fancy new air-con machines have taken over from the grimey looms
Gritty and showing a more real than idylic side to life.
I like it....
Like it - v.well composed (if u didn't crop of course !)
Needs a 30 if u ask me ... ah .. done ... quality image.
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