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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 23rd July, 2017)

Me and my shadow

Me and my shadow
Bridge on Wigan flight.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Mick on 23rd July 2017 at 00:11

One of the few bridges with the canal opening date 1816 date on it
The Britannia bridge at the bottom of the Wigan flight also as the date 1816 on it.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd July 2017 at 00:18

Love this picture there's something clandestine about it! I also like the muted tones of the stonework. You have excelled yourself Ron with this one.

Comment by: Ellen on 23rd July 2017 at 00:19

A lovely shot Ron. Very evocative (if that's the right word) Love it!

Comment by: Ken R on 23rd July 2017 at 02:55

Tranquil ,nostalgic photo Ron.
I am your storyteller The Man In Black. That bridge has a keystone for 1816, what history has passed it bye? Over two hundred years.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd July 2017 at 06:58

Creepy.Could be the lost ghost of a bargeman

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd July 2017 at 08:26

What a lovely shot,the composition,lighting,the reflections on the water,plus the mysterious figure under the bridge..very nice..thank you Ron.

Comment by: Maurice on 23rd July 2017 at 11:42

A very nice shot,the figure adds a lot to the view.

Comment by: Syd on 23rd July 2017 at 12:43

That is a brilliant shot Ron,there is something about this photo that is quite surreal,thanks for the post.

Comment by: Harry C. on 23rd July 2017 at 14:54

That's bridge 57 Ron. Nice one H.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd July 2017 at 17:53

The Man In Black...."And All Because The Lady Loves Milk Tray".....This one doesn't! Give me a Galloway's barm-cake, meat patty and sausage roll any day....in fact I would be more than happy to SHARE a meat patty and a sausage-roll!

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd July 2017 at 19:56

We'll at'av another shindig wit gang underneath th'arches. Maureen get rolling pin out! We'll invite yon mon in black - he looks like he's going nowhere.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 23rd July 2017 at 20:17

This is without a doubt (in my view) the best photo taken so far this year. Bless you for it Ron.

Comment by: Beryl on 23rd July 2017 at 22:02

So peaceful

Comment by: Ellen on 24th July 2017 at 00:14

I love the fact that so many people remember "The Man in Black"!
..Was anyone else terrified by a story about a severed hand? Can't remember the title,but it was something about five fingers. I had nightmares for several nights, and wasn't allowed to listen to the program for a month!

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th July 2017 at 09:49

I don't recall The Man In Black but I have heard of the story....I think it was The Beast With Five Fingers. There was another well-known Man In Black story called The Monkey's Paw. Valentine Dyall, who was the voice of The Man In Black was in Brief Encounter, one of my favourite films.

Comment by: Ellen on 24th July 2017 at 18:29

Irene thanks,I believe you are right about The Beast with Five Fingers.I also remember The Monkeys Paw, and later I saw an Amateur Theatre production of the Monkeys Paw,which was not as scary as listening to it on radio. There was something about Valentine Dyall's voice that lent itself to that kind of story.I too love Brief Encounter, but hadn't recognised Valentine Dyall. Must remember to look out for him next time I see it!

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th July 2017 at 19:36

He plays Stephen Lynn, to whose flat Dr. Harvey takes Laura, but their tryst is interrupted when Stephen returns and, realising Dr. Harvey has brought a woman to the flat, asks for his key back.

Comment by: Ellen on 25th July 2017 at 03:51

Ah,now I remember! Thanks,Irene.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2017 at 13:46

They don't make films like that anymore - mores the pity! I would never have guessed that was the man who demanded his keys back to the flat. I think he stole that particular scene with his upper middle class,judgemental reproach. They were all wonderful actors in that film- one of the best!

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2017 at 16:51

Just like the man in the picture above has stolen the scene! Good picture and what a topic.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th July 2017 at 19:29

Veronica, I can almost recite Brief Encounter....I had a copy of the script at one time....."Nah look at me Banburies....all over the floor!"

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2017 at 20:03

I love the cafe scenes with Myrtle trying to 'talk posh'! Don't forget Victoria Wood's spoof! I think it's time to watch it again Irene.

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