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Old Pier, North Berwick

By mac
Potted history of the Old Pier, North Berwick.
People have lived and travelled to what is now North Berwick for at least 2,000 years, and archaeologists have discovered huts and field system to the south of the Law from as far back as then.
Historians have also discovered that in the eighth century, pilgrims crossed the River Forth on a ferry running between where North Berwick now sits and Earlsferry in Fife, on their way to the shrine of St Andrews.
It became such a popular route that North Berwick Harbour was built in the 12th century to keep up with demand.
By the 14th century, the town was firmly established and became a baronial burgh under William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, who built nearby Tantallon Castle. A century later, North Berwick was recognised as a royal burgh by James I.
Not sure when the original pier was replaced by a more modern one, which in turn was replaced about 10 years ago, with the present one.

Mono or Colour?


Tags: Photo journalism North berwick Old pier Rough seas

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24 Jan 2023 12:42AM
I have no idea where this is....and the mono and mono version are powerful images. The color is lovely, but lacks the visual impact of the mono. Does it always get submerged at high tide, or is that a function of climate change and sea level rise>

Peter
mac Plus
21 15 Scotland
24 Jan 2023 1:09AM

Quote:I have no idea where this is....and the mono and mono version are powerful images. The color is lovely, but lacks the visual impact of the mono. Does it always get submerged at high tide, or is that a function of climate change and sea level rise>

Peter


North Berwick, is in East Lothian, and is about 20 mile south of Edinburgh, Scotland
Normal tidal flow covers it at high tide. When low tide it is about 12 feet above the water
Ian
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
24 Jan 2023 5:52AM
an excellent set Ian Wink
24 Jan 2023 6:29AM
Lovely set, Ian and mono for me.
Mike
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
24 Jan 2023 8:45AM
Thanks for the history lesson... colour by a whisker😁
RonDM Plus
8 431 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 9:30AM
It is most definitely mono for me, and excellent and dramatic set of images

Ron
davyskid 6 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2023 9:52AM
Cracking set and journalism Ian mono for me . Wink
Minty805 Plus
6 52 11 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 11:39AM

Quote:
Normal tidal flow covers it at high tide. When low tide it is about 12 feet above the water
Ian


That's some tidal range and would seem to limit the pier's use. Colour and mono work for me.
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 1:13PM
Mono for me.
24 Jan 2023 1:16PM
Interesting set and narrative Ian. Iím sitting on the fence here as I like the mono and colour versions. 😉

Karen
JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 4:46PM
Really nteresting info and such lovely shots, and it has to be colour for me; V2 is my fav.
Ju
karlablo Plus
5 46 26
24 Jan 2023 10:13PM
The mono ones look more dangerous...
Nice shots and interesting text!
Wondering why they built it not higher...
Many greetings!
richmowil Plus
14 508 3 England
24 Jan 2023 10:34PM
Good set Ian, both for me.

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