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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 8th March, 2016)

Up In The Atmosphere

Up In The Atmosphere
Boyswell House as seen through the rooftops.

Photo: Steve Carter  (Panasonic DMC-SZ3)
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Comment by: Blob on 8th March 2016 at 00:37

Ancient and modern.

Comment by: Mick on 8th March 2016 at 05:05

Theres some money worth in them chimney pots.

Comment by: Garry (retired coalman) on 8th March 2016 at 07:19

Must have been very busy for coal men in that era, looking at the chimney pots, there's a fire place in every room. Great!
The old and new, I much prefer the old, those flats are not a home in my opinion.

Comment by: Den s on 8th March 2016 at 08:13

Look at the junk on top of Boyswell House! It looks like a Scrapyard in the sky.

Comment by: kath on 8th March 2016 at 09:03

love this. such an unusual shot.

Comment by: Vb on 8th March 2016 at 09:24

Looks like a poster for Mary Poppins!

Comment by: Anne on 8th March 2016 at 09:44

How do people escape from the top floors in case of a serious fire.
I like this one.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th March 2016 at 11:02

I love the chimneys and the old grey roof slates.

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 8th March 2016 at 11:08

Lovely shot Steve...framed between the chimney pots....cheers!!

Comment by: Sam.h on 8th March 2016 at 11:23

Stairs ,Anne,if you can,t descend the stairs I would imagine you are carried.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 8th March 2016 at 13:50

Very evocative photograph , old meets new.
Thank you Steve.

Comment by: Brendell on 8th March 2016 at 14:04

lovely photo thanks. I have one of the chimney pots like the ones on the right in my garden in Norfolk. Brought it back from Wigan a few years ago. Wouldn't part with it.

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 8th March 2016 at 14:45

Boyswell House, being the highest block of flats in Wigan contains a manned ‘listening station’ on the roof which was installed along with adjacent fencing/satellite receivers/listening attena etc about ten years ago
The council receives a handsome sum from the government for this use
My Uncle lives next to top floor and he receives some strange receptions on his radio/tv and he doesn’t even have a dish!
Tells me about some strange clandestine meetings up on that roof!

Comment by: Johnny on 8th March 2016 at 22:06

On top of the tower block reminds me of a song by Hurricane Smith...Scrapyard in the Sky or was that Spirit?
That metal will be dismantled soon and weighed in!!

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