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Roker Lighthouse

By john short  
As the light faded this evening

The story of Roker begins in 1587, when the Abbs family were granted land on the north side of the River Wear on the condition that they provided six soldiers to defend the mouth of the river. Fast forward to 1840, when Roker Terrace was built upon the cliff tops, along with Monkwearmouth baths and Roker Park soon after. The pier and lower promenade were built six years later. In the early 20th century it became a hugely popular resort for locals and tourists alike, and in 1928 it was taken over by the Borough of Sunderland, along with Fulwell and Seaburn.

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: JohnoP, myrab, tezquirk and 46 more

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
20 Oct 2012 8:59PM
Stayed here some years ago, had a lovely time and the illuminations were be honest I didn't know about the lights but they were great and it was a very successful trip..........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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20 Oct 2012 9:00PM
Blestyachschy mono shot. Amazing calm.
Regards, Oleg.
20 Oct 2012 9:03PM
Very nice...........
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 9:23PM
has a really nice quality and the curve works well in the composition and i love the way it springs exactly from the corner
kel55 6 8 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 9:56PM
Great shot
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Oct 2012 11:36PM
I love lighthouses.... have published many of my shots but never it occured to me to make a mono conversion, as those I saw never appealed to me.
This one is exceptional... fantastic composition and the mono helps with the lines.
debu 8 India
21 Oct 2012 12:37AM
Very nice mono and great composition too.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
21 Oct 2012 4:08AM
Excellent photo ! Has a huge WOW ! factor Smile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 8:45AM
A brilliant image John, Is there any chance of you posting a colour version?


NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 10:38AM
A wonderful piece of photography

Regards Nathan Grin
john short 14 25 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 10:46AM
Thanks everyone. I'll post the colour version later Mark, going to make the best of the autumn sunshine now
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
21 Oct 2012 11:02AM
Oh i love this image !!!! the pier the compo the water the clouds its simply stunning and IMHO B/W baby!!!!

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 2:30PM
I love the mono and do prefer it to the colour version.

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