Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 6th June, 2018)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic TZ100)
Odd photo Mick, could that block be a deterrent to motorized traffic?
You have captured the colour of that LUMP of concrete magnificently!!!! I am sure all those whose photos you have criticized will be really impressed.
I'm truly underwhelmed.
And this off somebody who criticizes others.
Yesterday’s photo was a beauty, this is the beast.
They pay to see this at Tate Modern.
For sights to inspire there's nowt to compete
With a photo by Mick of a lump of concrete.
Only you Mick, only you!!
Thanks Broady, I do think the lone yellow dandelion standing next to the grey concrete block makes this photo.
Theres a lot of history here, when I peddle past it always makes me think of Captain Mainwaring and the Dads Army troop.
I'm sure that Mick is fully aware of the dandelion's preference for dry compacted conditions, but this is no way to improve the said soil's structure.
Probably a war time "tank trap" to impede the Germans if they invaded.
Unless you are selling items whilst travelling around the county on your bicycle, I think the word is 'pedal'.
I do like the dandelion though!
I'd forgotten about that being there, it's also brought to mind the bomb shelter that was on the canal bank at Martland Mill.
Mick, I think you're taking what the Dandelion takes in bed.
I'm curious as to the purpose of the hoop atop the this boring block.
Western Command Stop Line 14 measure in case of invasion during WWII
If I could offer a little advice here Hugh,...forget trying to teach Mick English., I've got the Tee shirt. It's just like water off a duck's back. For the record, I think he's a great guy, it's just that he speaks English whilst at the same time writing in Shevvy.
I suspect taken a while ago, no leaves on the trees.
Awful photo by the way.
The black poo bag to the left of the concrete says it all!
Mick, and perhaps those thoughts are of the Dad's Army episode We Know Our Onions: "And Walker, if you've been up to any monkey business I'll be down on you like a ton of bricks."
Take no notice Mick, there's got to be something nicer around the next corner.
John D, the hoop could possibly be a lifting eye cast into the block for a crane hook. In the past on construction works such as bridges or high walls, these sort of blocks,known as Kentledge Blocks, are used as anchor blocks for temporary shuttering supports. Did someone nick one and place it there!!!
It may not be attractive but it is a vital part of our national history. A great photograph for that reason