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Friday, July 24, 2015

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station

Cooling pond in the foreground with superintendent's house behind (today the house is the entrance/exit and shop).

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station contains two James Watt & Co beam engines constructed in the 1880s to pump water up around 200ft from subterranean sandstone, providing Nottingham with drinking water.

In the foreground on either side are wood-clad cylinders, which convert steam energy into motion. Up above (not visible), horizontal beams use the up/down motion to drive flywheels and hence the water pumps. In the background, towards the right, one of the flywheels can be seen, as well as the two spheres of the speed governor for that engine.

The architecture is elaborate for a building that houses functional engineering: gothic revival with egyptian motifs. This photo shows the ornately-decorated columns and stained glass windows.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Low Force Countryside

Low Force Countryside

Countryside near Low Force Waterfall (just a bit downstream from High Force Waterfall) and near the Pennines, Co Durham.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

Classic view at the top of the steep descent into the small fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, located just SE of Whitby in North Yorkshire.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Whitby from Sandsend

On the left are the Whitby harbour piers and on the right on the hill, are the ruins of Whitby Abbey.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

High Force Waterfall

High Force has a 22m drop and is one of the UK's biggest waterfalls. River Tees, Co Durham.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


View from the top of the path next to 199 Steps which lead up to Whitby Abbey.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

West Pier Extension, Whitby

Whitby harbour is sheltered by two stone piers each of which has a curved pier extension. Only the West Pier is open to the public.