The Mill Dam
The Mill Dam, South Shields is now a conservation area, it is one of the oldest surviving parts of the town and the smell of the River Tyne and it’s history is almost embedded in it’s bricks and cobble stones. I think I’ve posted this image in the past, but I’ve revisited it to work on the strong orange/yellow cast of the street lighting, and I think I prefer this more natural appearance.
From the left the Riverside Bar, a disused shop, the Waterfront Bar, and the Flying Angel (Mission to Seamen). I used to love visiting these places on a Sunday evening many years ago for a pint, and very often some free entertainment, a singer, a pianist, an Irish folk band, it was always so varied and popular. Time to return, I think!
I can almost feel a ghostly tar creeping up behind me with a peg leg and a black eye patch…..Aye jim Lad!
Camera details; Pentax K100D, Velbon tripod, 28mm lens, 3 seconds, f13.0 iso 200
Curly will be back at his desk tomorrow.