Street Photography

BT Tower, London

To me the BT Tower will always be the Post Office Tower, mainly because an uncle took myself, and my younger brother up in the lift to the top, in 1966 just after it opened in October 1965.  This really was quite scary, the lift went from the top to the bottom and then bounced back up two levels and then back down with a thud…….have never felt the same about lifts since.  But I have always thought it was an amazing building, and still is.   There is to me, something very space like about it, like a rocket about to take off. 

I took some photos in 2016 and forgot about them, but while sorting I have just come across them, and thought that I would look a little into the history.  The BT Tower, formerly known as the Post Office Tower, was opened to the public in 1966, despite construction having been completed in July 1964.

The British Telecom Communication Tower in London’s West End was the first purpose-built tower to transmit high frequency radio waves, and it serves as a functional telecommunications centre designed to relay broadcast, Internet and telephone information around the world.

Costing £2 million to construct, the 189m (620ft) cylindrical tall tower is made from 13,000 tonnes of concrete, steel and glass, and at the time of opening was the tallest building in London. It’s shape was designed to reduce wind resistance and gave it stability and style.

Dog Mobile

This lovely dog, who I shall name ‘Henry the Basset Hound’, loves his owners small tractor, especially for all the trips around the shows they visit.  Well he does only have little legs 🙂

Taken at one of the many country shows we visited in 2106

Two Americans in Norfolk

 

The two Americans….. are my niece and her husband, we attended their wedding in 2015 in the US, and some of you might remember, I posted photos of their wedding.  They came to stay overnight in April 2016, they were doing the rounds, visiting relations and friends in the UK.  My daughter and family came to visit at the same time, and we went on a family day out.  I am so late in posting this, but better late, than never……. I hope anyway 🙂  We headed to the North Norfolk Coast, it’s a bit difficult to show off where you live in one day, but at least the weather was good to us.  We stopped at Burnham Market first, and had a look around a Norfolk Village, before it got busy.  Then we made our way to Wells-next-the-Sea and had a fish and chip dinner, and a go on the slot machines.

Through The Car Window – Glasgow, Scotland

Last December 2016, we were in Glasgow, Scotland, very near to Sauchiehall Street, which forms one of the main shopping sectors of the city.  The visit was work related, but I managed to grab a few early morning shots through the car window.  The city was just starting to wake up, although the photos could be better, the window wasn’t too clean, I hope they give a sense of a large city on the verge of having its breakfast 🙂