Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

This is the view beneath the Anderton Boat Lift, an 1875 construction which provides a link between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the River Weaver, fifty feet below.  These photographs were taken in the early eighties when the lift was out of commission and still accessible from below.  I am fairly certain that since restoration in 2002 and the advent of the visitor centre, this unusual point of view is now out of bounds to the general public:

The Anderton LiftThe Anderton LiftWhilst probably inaccessible on foot the same view can be had from a boat ascending or descending the lift and hopefully the leaks have been fixed – it was a very wet exercise taking these photographs.  This is a view of the complete structure:

The Anderton Lift

(click on the images to enlarge)

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22 comments

  1. mrscarmichael · September 8, 2013

    Love love and to get soaked for your art as well !

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  3. Tish Farrell · September 8, 2013

    industrial archaeology in action, then, Robin, if these views are now out of bounds. V interesting VPs

    • northumbrianlight · September 8, 2013

      I get a bit Victor Meldrew about visitor centres, ‘experiences’ and interactive displays – the price of renovation I guess. I prefer my industrial archaeology rusty and mucky (but working) 🙂

      • suej · September 8, 2013

        Couldn’t agree more!

  4. SeniSilat · September 8, 2013

    Wow…

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  8. Tina Schell · September 9, 2013

    Wonderful! Love the B&W

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  12. Graham Stephen · September 15, 2013

    Great stuff!

  13. harrienijland · September 22, 2013

    Great series!

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