Photo-a-Day (Monday, 21st January, 2013)
Nice, bright, clear photo. This would be taken from somewhere near the Tippler?
Nice one.....great perspective.
I don't know why, but the Pier is more representative of Wigan to me, than anything else.
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!
Wigan Pier on the river Orwell........another for my album......beautiful.....cheers!!!
Beautiful shot mate!
Looks upside down to me.
Lizzie, Wigan Pier is on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, not the Orwell
A very tranquil scene, Andrew. Could you have added clouds?
Today is the inaugural launch of Orwell Day - see :-
Lizzie, please explain your comment - river Orwell?
George Orwell.....Wigan Pier..... :-)
Big boo boo.....senior, senior moment.......
Cheers!!! Linda.....nooooo sorry Lizzie!!!
Great shot, well done.
Brilliant piccy of The Orwell, love how you've waited for the sun to highlight it, and what a stunning reflection you've got
There's nowt as nice as old Wigan bricks.
Very clear. I can see some sort of building with a pond in front...
Want to see some snow pictures in Wigan !?
Superb reflections, well done.
Lovely photo Andrew. By the way, are you Helen's brother?
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
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.
Are you SERIOUS Loz?
Cracking shot Andrew.
Great composition and lovely light.
Thanks for the comments folks.
Catherine, I'm not Helens brother Im afraid!
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.
Lizzie and Carol,
There is no River Orwell - I think you must mean the Irwell which flows through Manchester and into the Mersey.
Jonno, very little of what I post is serious! I'm just a humourous guy!
Thanks Andrew. Just wondering! Hugh, the river Orwell is in Suffolk.
The canal looks much wider than I remember it. Could dock an ocean liner there!
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!!!
Thankyou Ernest.....(and Mick!)
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.
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.
AP typed in River Orwell Suffolk....and the A14 spans the river with the Orwell bridge....on Google Maps....cheers!!