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Optical illusion?

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Cleadon Mill and water tower

Cleadon Mill and water tower

This looks like an optical illusion, it probably is! I’ve been meaning to take this shot for a while.

What looks like an old mill transformed into a house is nothing of the sort, the old mill on Cleadon Hills, South Shields is a ruin without a roof, some 400 yards or so beyond it is the old water tower also on Cleadon Hills. By going to Cleadon Lane I was able to line them up, one behind the other – voila!

I’ve set the map link to show the spot where I took the photograph, if you zoom in and pan north you will find the old mill and a little further north a long shadow will give you the position of the water tower.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/20 second, f22, hand held.



Written by curly

October 13, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. devious – what are all the spindly things? Looks like all the technical warfare stuff you get on naval ships, but I’m sure it’s more innocent


    October 14, 2007 at 4:26 pm

  2. In answer to the above, Richard, I think the spindly things might be telecommunications equipment?

    This is a really imaginative photgraph Curly, Cleadon Hills is such an enchanting place and I can see it in a slightly different light here

    S Wilson

    October 14, 2007 at 11:28 pm

  3. They are mainly communal TV and radio antennae, as well as one or two PMR’s (private mobile radio for taxis etc.)


    October 14, 2007 at 11:28 pm

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