This is one of the thousands of grab shots that I take on my travels that would never make it onto my website. I took it because I saw a boat in the background registered in Liverpool (don’t ask, it’s a long story). However when looking through the photos I noticed that out of the few dozen quick snaps I had captured that day, there was a photograph here showing the lovely hand painted details on the front of these two brightly coloured barges.
Having seen photos of this building dozens of times over the years I was very keen to find where it was and go and photograph it. After a little research I found that it was down the road from my new house and so last Bank Holiday I drove down for a much needed photo walk around a new area. Getting low down on the bank of the Bridgewater Canal seemed to help the reflection that it was important to keep in the frame.
I have no idea what this tower / building / memorial represents. I only know that it was stood on the picturesque Worsley Green. Looking all around me to find a plaque or sign explaining what I was looking at proved fruitless. Still I thought it was worth recording, especially with that lovely blue sky and nice lighting.
This image reminds me of a bar code, but shows the old weathered doors of the boat house on the Bridgewater Canal at Worsley. I wanted to capture the reflection on the smooth water but also the crisp texture of the flaking paint off the wooden doors. Evidently Salford Council are investing much of my council tax into removing the brown colour of the canal’s water to make the area more appealing to tourists.