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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 21st January, 2013)

The Orwell


The Orwell
Wigan Pier.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D)
Views: 3,475

Comment by: Ken R on 21st January 2013 at 00:07

Nice, bright, clear photo. This would be taken from somewhere near the Tippler?

Comment by: Alan (on Van Isle) on 21st January 2013 at 00:42

Nice one.....great perspective.

I don't know why, but the Pier is more representative of Wigan to me, than anything else.

Comment by: Janice on 21st January 2013 at 00:45

Superb shot Andrew. The golden light falling on the building is lovely and the reflection is crystal clear. You can view this upside down and it is just as good (except for the writing being reversed) I tried it!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st January 2013 at 05:00

Wigan Pier on the river Orwell........another for my album......beautiful.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 21st January 2013 at 07:27

Beautiful shot mate!

Comment by: Mick on 21st January 2013 at 08:51

Looks upside down to me.

Comment by: Carol on 21st January 2013 at 09:22

Lizzie, Wigan Pier is on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, not the Orwell

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 21st January 2013 at 09:36

A very tranquil scene, Andrew. Could you have added clouds?
Today is the inaugural launch of Orwell Day - see :-
http://theorwellprize.co.uk/news/george-orwell-day/
Lizzie, please explain your comment - river Orwell?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st January 2013 at 10:14

George Orwell.....Wigan Pier..... :-)
Big boo boo.....senior, senior moment.......
Cheers!!! Linda.....nooooo sorry Lizzie!!!

Thanks Carol

Comment by: David on 21st January 2013 at 10:20

Great picture!

Comment by: Mac on 21st January 2013 at 10:40

Great shot, well done.

Comment by: piccyme123 on 21st January 2013 at 10:56

Brilliant piccy of The Orwell, love how you've waited for the sun to highlight it, and what a stunning reflection you've got

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 21st January 2013 at 11:01

There's nowt as nice as old Wigan bricks.

Comment by: Loz on 21st January 2013 at 11:17

Very clear. I can see some sort of building with a pond in front...

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 21st January 2013 at 11:53

Want to see some snow pictures in Wigan !?

Comment by: jeff haydock on 21st January 2013 at 12:36

Superb reflections, well done.

Comment by: Catherine on 21st January 2013 at 13:14

Lovely photo Andrew. By the way, are you Helen's brother?

Comment by: Mal on 21st January 2013 at 13:58

A fitting image today of all days...the anniversery of the death of George Orwell who wrote 'The Road To Wigan Pier' he died on Jan. 21, 1950

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 21st January 2013 at 14:15

Jean, we`ve got it! See Mick`s video`s `Snow in Shevy` posted 19th Jan., `Wigan Ski Slopes` posted 20th Jan. in Forum, General.

Comment by: Jonno on 21st January 2013 at 14:30

Are you SERIOUS Loz?

Comment by: arrow on 21st January 2013 at 16:52

Cracking shot Andrew.
Great composition and lovely light.

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 21st January 2013 at 18:23

Thanks for the comments folks.

Catherine, I'm not Helens brother Im afraid!

Comment by: ann21 on 21st January 2013 at 20:32

Andrew There are two statues near here; one of a man and one of a woman. I have seen the man but I can't locate the woman.

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 21st January 2013 at 23:52

Lizzie and Carol,

There is no River Orwell - I think you must mean the Irwell which flows through Manchester and into the Mersey.

Comment by: Loz on 22nd January 2013 at 00:02

Jonno, very little of what I post is serious! I'm just a humourous guy!

Comment by: Catherine on 22nd January 2013 at 12:04

Thanks Andrew. Just wondering! Hugh, the river Orwell is in Suffolk.

Comment by: Eddie on 22nd January 2013 at 18:53

The canal looks much wider than I remember it. Could dock an ocean liner there!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd January 2013 at 20:09

Catherine there is a river Orwell in Suffolk I looked it up in a book but it isn't on the map as it goes by another name.....the Gipping river of Suffolk . It has it's source a few kilometres north of Stowmarket through which it passes,flowing through Needham Market to Ipswitch where it becomes tidal and takes its new name......if rom an old book of my Mums.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 22nd January 2013 at 22:16

Thankyou Ernest.....(and Mick!)

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 23rd January 2013 at 12:31

Are you the Jeff Haydock who lived at the bottom of Hawthorn Avenue in late sixties. The one with 4 0r 5 sisters, if not then I apologise.

Comment by: AP on 26th January 2013 at 10:01

Lizzie: there is summut amiss wi yon map. It is generally on maps.

It is generally assumed that the writer Eric Blair took his inspiration from the name of the river in selecting his nom de plume of 'George Orwell', after experimenting with a number of other names.

He is recorded as owning to adopting the name because of its sounding so English, but I do not know of documentary evidence confirming that it was taken from the river.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th January 2013 at 20:09

AP typed in River Orwell Suffolk....and the A14 spans the river with the Orwell bridge....on Google Maps....cheers!!

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