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Neodigital Art | Transport

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Yes, I have been out taking transport photos. This is of two locks on the canal that are side by side and I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere else. These would have been built in the 18th or 19th century.

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This would have been where narrowboats moored because the canal is really wide after the locks. There are also bollards along the canal for the boats to attach their lines to.

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After the canal era came the railways to serve the industry of the Black Country.  This looks like an original station with lots of modern additions. The line is now electrified.

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There is lots of depth in this picture. I have no idea what the wide white line is or the yellow line but they add depth to the picture.

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This is a colourful picture and shows how times have changed. That is a ramp for disabled people in the foreground.

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Finally, road transport and a picture of a fairly new dual carriageway complete with traffic lights for people to cross the road and the yellow box is a speed camera. On part of this route people cross the road without traffic lights and the speed limit is 50; on this part the limit is 40 and there are speed cameras and lights. There does tend to be gaps in the traffic when it’s going 50 though.  The road going into the distance gives this photo depth again.

If you liked today’s pictures you might like more canal pictures over on a Zillion Ideas. That blog is about the problem of white skies and poor light.


9 responses

  1. Hi Mike, I like all of these pictures except for the last one. It reminds me of taking my driver’s exam in England! Luckily I passed, but I couldn’t tell you the difference between Zebra, Penguin and Puffin crossings now.

    The canal pictures are my favorites this week. They remind me of one of my favorite English towns, Marlow. You’re making me homesick for my former home! 🙂

    14, June 2012 at 4:33 am

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    I had forgotten they were called pelican crossings. Zebra crossings are disappearing now and I have just found out about puffin, toucan and pegasus crossings! It is a few decades since I took my advanced drivers test. I’m still getting used to these crossings on dual carriageways. Those 2 lanes suddenly turn to 3 lanes when you come to a roundabout too; I really hate being in the middle one!

    I must go back and look at those canal locks again. I see so much more when I look at the photos. I do get nervous by water even though I like photographing it. I get nervous of narrow tow paths! That’s only 4 miles away but down narrow roads and I have to negotiate several roundabouts and then a narrow road with pelican crossings very few hundred yards. It’s so slow compared to when I learnt to drive!

    I quite like the railway station pictures too. One of the Chinese students I know will come here in August. Strange you have children going to China! One of my students wants to come with us to take photos! I think I might have to get used to driving in the city again before August…

    14, June 2012 at 9:40 am

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