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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 6th June, 2018)

Concrete Cube

Concrete Cube
On the Royal Oak canal bridge in Standish Lower Ground.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Ken R on 6th June 2018 at 00:18

Odd photo Mick, could that block be a deterrent to motorized traffic?

Comment by: Broady on 6th June 2018 at 02:50

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th June 2018 at 08:20

I'm truly underwhelmed.

Comment by: Susan on 6th June 2018 at 08:30

And this off somebody who criticizes others.

Comment by: Kath H on 6th June 2018 at 08:30

Yesterday’s photo was a beauty, this is the beast.

Comment by: Poet on 6th June 2018 at 09:02

They pay to see this at Tate Modern.

Comment by: DTease on 6th June 2018 at 09:19

For sights to inspire there's nowt to compete
With a photo by Mick of a lump of concrete.

Comment by: Pat on 6th June 2018 at 09:24

Only you Mick, only you!!

Comment by: Mick on 6th June 2018 at 11:12

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.

Comment by: Philip G. on 6th June 2018 at 12:32

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.

Comment by: A.W. on 6th June 2018 at 12:42

Probably a war time "tank trap" to impede the Germans if they invaded.

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 6th June 2018 at 14:18

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!

Comment by: Cyril on 6th June 2018 at 14:34

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.

Comment by: DTease on 6th June 2018 at 16:52

Mick, I think you're taking what the Dandelion takes in bed.

Comment by: John D on 6th June 2018 at 17:40

I'm curious as to the purpose of the hoop atop the this boring block.

Comment by: Dostaf on 6th June 2018 at 18:40

Western Command Stop Line 14 measure in case of invasion during WWII

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 6th June 2018 at 20:15

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.

Comment by: Howard P on 6th June 2018 at 20:30

I suspect taken a while ago, no leaves on the trees.
Awful photo by the way.

Comment by: Alex on 6th June 2018 at 20:33

The black poo bag to the left of the concrete says it all!

Comment by: Philip G. on 6th June 2018 at 23:02

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."

Comment by: Ken R on 7th June 2018 at 01:51

Take no notice Mick, there's got to be something nicer around the next corner.

Comment by: Barrie on 7th June 2018 at 09:33

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!!!

Comment by: Stephen Smith on 30th October 2018 at 05:25

It may not be attractive but it is a vital part of our national history. A great photograph for that reason

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