Wednesday, 22 July 2015

RELAX..

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....sit back and relax, this picture will take a little explaining. There are two lovely old Victorian water pumping stations fed by the river Roding near Wanstead, unfortunately they are not open to the public. However I managed to get this picture with a telephoto lens, you can just see some of the machinery inside. Unfortunately it doesn't look to me like the original working parts which in their own way were beautiful but you can't have everything. What I really like in addition to the machinery is the colour of the sky reflected in the window and the peeling glass window frame, it's a little off beat but I do like it..

14 comments:

  1. I toured a pumping station here that has had the old machinery restored and cleaned up to a wonderful degree. I still have to post all the pics! I love the blue reflection you got!

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    1. Someone has kindly sent me some pictures of the original workings, I have to say they do look rather grand..

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  2. Lovely blue reflection, Geoff!

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  3. This is photo which I love.
    Love the blue reflection, too.
    Hugs

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  4. That blue is unreal! I can't believe it's only a reflection. I thought the glass was painted or something. Very nice!

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    1. Yes it is pretty spectacular, the angle of the window was just right to pick up the reflection..

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  5. Just the hint of the machinery makes for a cool image!

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  6. I would have spent forever trying to figure out what this was if you hadn't explained. It's very cool!

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    1. Thanks Ciel, I wouldn't want you to loose sleep over it..

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  7. Beautiful blue reflection, with the machinery inside!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you like it..

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