Blackpool Pictures from the top of the Tower – Sunday 2/11


Bright sunny day.

The Norbreck Castle Hotel

The Norbreck Castle Hotel

The Norbreck Castle at Bispham in a patch of bright sun. Morecambe Bay and the Lake District in the background.

Barrow in Furness

Barrow in Furness

Zoomed across Morecambe bay to Barrow and the dock yards.

BAE Yard at Barrow

BAE Yard at Barrow

Digitally zoomed in further to clearly see the huge BAE ship yard buildings at Barrow.

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Zommed in on Preston

Zoomed in on Preston

The City of Preston in the distance.

BlackpoolPleasure Beach, Sandvastle and Soiuth Pier

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle and South Pier

South Pier

Central Pier

South Beach

South Beach

Towards the pleasure Beach without any zoom. Clearly shows the construction of the new prom and three of the new headlands. You could easily get a couple of football pitches on each one.

North Pier

North Pier

Close up

Close up

Wind Farm

Wind Farm

Part of the wind farm near to Barrow. Hardly visible with the naked eye from the top of the Tower but each one is a similar height.

img_36966trimmedDigitally zoomed in further.

Blackpool and Fylde College

Blackpool and Fylde College

Blackpool and fylde College, the River Wyre estuary behind, then Morecambe Bay and Haysham power station.

the lifeboat station

the lifeboat station

img_3707smllots of construction work still taking place on the new prom.

The Gasometer at Kew near Southport

The Gasometer at Kew near Southport

I can just make out the shape of the gasometer at Kew in the haze above the Ribble estuary.

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  1. Simon in Chorley
    March 23, 2010 at 12:48 am

    sensational photo’s. the detail is mind-boggling- clearer than even binoculars !. views to lakeland peaks are stunning & provide a great backdrop, especially the recent snow-capped ones. this link might interest you if you’re not already aware of it , to identify everything you’re seeing.

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