Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 12th June, 2016)
Saint Catharine's spire
Good pic Ron, cracking view.
That's a beautifully composed photo Ron.
The Spire looked better when it was crooked.
Mick,you're being negative again.
Never tire of this view. Thanks for bringing back happy memories Ron.
When did canals become "posh" with the manicured lawns and trees? I only remember dirt/pit shale paths which only goes to show how long it is since I walked that way! It's a lovely scene by the way.
A well composed shot of a superb view, thanks Ron.
Vb - the problem is that when Wigan's air was heavily polluted with smoke and dirt, nothing would grow on the canal banks, whether on dirt or shale. Clean air has allowed the grass to grow - and the canal authorities would soon get moaned at if they let it alone and the place looked scruffy. It's surprising how just cutting the grass makes a place look neat and tidy.
Great picture, Ron - I think it's the first I've seen published since the spire was straightened - and I went up the scaffolding when the job was finished to photograph that lock from its point.
Thank you Reverend - I had forgotten about clean air and the smogless atmospehere! We soon take things for granted. Who would have thought back in those grim days that canals could be a thing of beauty.