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St Mary's Take 3

By flowerpower59
A third trip to the iconic lighthouse in as many weeks. This time we stayed while the tide was in and had the place to ourselves for a few hours. Taking this was something of a challenge. It involved lying on my back with the camera on the boom arm of the tripod.

Tags: Architecture Spiral staircase Whitley bay St marys lighthouse Texture layer

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4 Jul 2016 2:48PM
Beautiful..reminds me of a flaking snails shell...
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
4 Jul 2016 3:19PM

Quote:Beautiful..reminds me of a flaking snails shell...


Strange - I was going to say a sea shell.
Excellent shot!
4 Jul 2016 3:21PM
I remember a school trip to Whitley Bay, long long ago, and climbing those stairs….
it was a bit scary.
Had a few family hols there too, back in the '50s. It was thriving, back then…

A fine image, Fiona… unusual, imaginative.

Alan
JawDborn 9 1.3k 1 England
4 Jul 2016 3:43PM
I too thought you had been winkle picking. Lots of care and trouble well rewarded again.

How's the back?
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2016 3:43PM
Great shot
4 Jul 2016 5:12PM

Quote:it was a bit scary

....it certainly was a bit scary, but not half as much as it once was.........there were no rails at all when it was in use......unbelievable.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2016 5:53PM
I've never been inside. This is intriguing, like a rather creaky old spring unravelling unwillingly.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2016 6:25PM
A great capture FionaGrinGrinGrinGrin

Cliff
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2016 7:08PM
Weird. I'm not sure if I'm going up or down.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
JawDborn 9 1.3k 1 England
4 Jul 2016 7:27PM

Quote:
Quote:it was a bit scary

....it certainly was a bit scary, but not half as much as it once was.........there were no rails at all when it was in use......unbelievable.



When a beautiful young girl walked into the lighthouse, looked up, and smiled, a lighthouse keeper immediately fell for her.

Very sad.
4 Jul 2016 8:54PM
There were no rails when us schoolkids went up. Crazy.
The same school took us along Striding Edge on Helvellyn, up to the summit, then scree-running down to Thirlmere. We were given no instruction of any kind, and wore our normal shoes and school uniforms. Miraculously, there were no casualties, and the sun shone all day. At the time we thought nothing of it, which is maybe just as well. It was 1963-4.

Sounds unbelievable, but it's a true story.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
5 Jul 2016 5:11PM
Its really good.


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Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
10 Jul 2016 8:03PM
Love this; the spiral imperfections and the flakes add to the image.
Rende

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