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View From Boshboil Arm Bridge

By DicksPics
Many, much appreciated thanks for all views, votes and encouraging comments on my 'Nice Facilities' upload.Smile

And, special thanks to Patty(pentaxpatty), Dave(mistere) and Isabel(Chinga) for their coveted user Awards!SmileSmileSmile

Today's images were taken this morning at Windmill End Junction, Rowley Regis in The Black Country.

V1 was taken whilst standing on Boshboil Arm Bridge - what a wonderful name - looking towards Cobb's Engine House in the distance.

V2 shows Cobb's Engine House; it is a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 2 listed building built around 1831.

It housed a stationary steam pump used to pump water firstly from Windmill End Colliery and later other mines in the area.

Utilizing a shaft 525 feet deep, 1,600,000 litres of water were pumped from the mines into the canal daily.

It ceased work in 1928 and the Newcomen type engine was moved to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in 1930.


Tags: Photo journalism Transport Architecture Canals Windmill End Cobbs Engine House

Voters: Eastlands, bobpaige1, andylea2 and 64 more

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andylea2 7 16 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 8:27PM
Two wonderful detailed captures Richard V1 for me today brilliant composition and tones top shot Wink
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 8:29PM
2 superb images Richard,

Ali GrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
2 Feb 2015 8:51PM
New and old. The rails certainly add patterns. Nicely composed, Richard.

2 Feb 2015 8:55PM
V1 my favourite Richard, like the composition, but two fine images,
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 9:04PM
Two fine interesting shots
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 9:08PM
Two fine captures RichardSmile

franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 9:10PM
A couple of interesting scenes here.

netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
2 Feb 2015 9:21PM
Two great imagesSmile
Ayoob 10 Australia
2 Feb 2015 9:25PM
Two excellent shots , like them both.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 9:35PM
Like them both Richard, but the first
one is a real winner..great composition
2 Feb 2015 9:45PM
2 beautiful images and a super bit of history i love the history. over here they are inclined to destroy rather than restore.

ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
2 Feb 2015 9:49PM
Lots of interest and the 'lead ins' in V1 are outstanding.
2 Feb 2015 9:52PM
Two wonderful captures images, Richard. V1 is a fine composition!!
2 Feb 2015 9:57PM
Great historic narrative to go with 2 super images
V1 Well composed group of bridges
V2 Grade 2 listed building meant that the brick structure has seen much renovation
2 Feb 2015 9:59PM
Great use of shapes colours and materials or (textures which ever you prefer) thought the four bridges was good but on further thought I found the two brick structures more appealing, shapes are great, well done Richard.
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 10:01PM
Two fascinating images, Richard, love the composition and the repeated pattern of the bridge sides with the engine house in the distance in V1, my favourite.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 10:38PM
V1 is very impressive, Richard. You chose a perfect spot for this extraordinary composition, making the most of those shapes, patterns and lines, showing the waterway nicely and of course leading the eye to your subject, the engine house. Interesting narrative to go with the images, too.
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
2 Feb 2015 10:55PM
You find such interesting things close to home Richard and Pamelajean's comment is so true.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
2 Feb 2015 11:32PM
Like all that brickwork in V2 Richard.
Good shots.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
2 Feb 2015 11:35PM
Delightful shots, Richard.
2 Feb 2015 11:42PM
V1's a very satisfying piece of work, Richard.
Two interesting images Richard, beautiful old bridges. I love the old engine house and chimney, they look in really good condition (have they been restored?). Thank you for the narrative, very interesting and so pleased that they are listed buildings.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
3 Feb 2015 3:43AM
Two very historical Images Richard, well taken, Vi is outstanding...John
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 3:54AM
V1 for me please Richard, wonderful composition.
3 Feb 2015 9:32AM
Two very interesting and well captured images, like them both.

3 Feb 2015 9:47AM
Two wonderful images Richard. There are some wonderful things in this neck of the woods.
V1 for me GrinGrin

3 Feb 2015 10:06AM
A wonderful capture with great composition. Well done Richard.
3 Feb 2015 10:07AM
Two great views, wonderful bridge and super brickwork in V2 great shots of both Richard

Patty GrinGrin
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 10:43AM
I love the way the bridges composition goes around the image.Smile

Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 10:48AM
2 great shots and interesting write up Richard, thanks for sharing.
liarsdance 7 633 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 10:54AM
Fascinating piece of engineering - and two super captures, Richard Smile
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
3 Feb 2015 11:07AM
Lots of beautiful bridges in V1 ! - I especially like bridge images and take them whenever possible. --- A very much different chimney in V2. Never seen before ! A very good duo of images , Richard ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
3 Feb 2015 11:30AM
two excellent images here Richard V1 I love your pov the designs on the bridges with the pumphouse in the distance V2 fine detail of these brick structures

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
3 Feb 2015 11:33AM
Looks an interesting place to explore Smile Good to see these places being preserved and not left to fall into disrepair Smile Two fine captures, Richard Wink
Trev Smile
Jenny-D 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 2:05PM
Great images Richard, V1 is excellent.

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
3 Feb 2015 3:26PM
Congrats on all your well deserved awards Richard.GrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Feb 2015 4:34PM
Two cracking images Richard love v1
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 5:11PM
Two brilliant images Richard v1 gets the nod from me with the brilliant composition.Superb photography

Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 6:53PM
Stunning clarity in both images Richard - looks amazing.
I've been in that museum in Dearborn - my sister lives in Michigan.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
gss 7 1 Romania
3 Feb 2015 6:55PM
Great set of "industrial monuments" And very interesting the first picture ( would ask: how many bridges can we see in this wonderful picture? - 4?)
Two beautiful image with stunning colours and textures wonderful photography SmileSmileSmileSmile
Armakk 12 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 10:37PM
Two excellent images, Great composition, Todays architects could learn something from the past...

Regards Bill
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2015 7:59AM
A fine looking industrial landscape Richard, love your composition.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2015 11:24AM
Excellent, the bridge exquisite design and that amazing building in V2...
Two great images full of beauty and interest! Grin
Very nicely composed; especially V1.

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