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Down at the docks


Birkenhead doocks still has a few old delapidated buildings left, these are opposite the wreck of the Sarsia on East Float. The small building is dated 1864. The building in the background is the Central Hydraulic Tower and Engine Room, responsible for powering the original lock gates and pumps. It was designe by Jesse Hartley, architect of the Liverpool dock system. Apparently The design of the building was based on the Palazzo Vecchi in the Piazza Della Signori, Florence, rather a grand idea for a dock building.


Down at the docks


Birkenhead doocks still has a few old delapidated buildings left, these are opposite the wreck of the Sarsia on East Float. The small building is dated 1864. The building in the background is the Central Hydraulic Tower and Engine Room, responsible for powering the original lock gates and pumps. It was designe by Jesse Hartley, architect of the Liverpool dock system. Apparently The design of the building was based on the Palazzo Vecchi in the Piazza Della Signori, Florence, rather a grand idea for a dock building.


comments (5)

  • Ian Thompson
  • Weakling sun in Newcastle.
  • 31 Jul 2008, 09:00
I hope someone is looking after these. The little fellow in the foreground is a real treasure.
Les Auld: Just being left to rot Ian, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 14:17
Oh yes, Les! THIS IS YOU! You at your best, IMHO. I love this technique!
Les Auld: Glad you like it Giine, much appreciate the comment.
The treatment works beautifully here Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, I think I am getting the hang of it now.
You really should publish a book of all these pictures of the old buildings etc.Les, this is another fine picture.
Les Auld: Nice idea Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 22:50
This is timeless.....it's more than an occational image.
Les Auld: Thanks Ada, occasional is more than often in my book.

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