South Shields pier
Yes they look like tram lines but I don’t think trams ever ran here. This is the south pier, a mile long from the pier head to the wooden doll, (which used to be stuck in the cement of the lighthouse at the end), on the right is the headquarters of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade. The foundation stones for the pier were laid in 1854 and at that time these lines were also laid for a steam powered crane to carry the gigantic boulders that were dropped into the sea to form the base of the pier , the crane was only destroyed in recent decades! The north and south piers were not completed until 41 years later in 1895.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/750 second, f8, iso 200