Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘Up’. I thought long and hard about this one, how to make it a bit different? I had considered steps in Cuba (but I’ve done steps, recently), the cupola of a cathedral, mountains, a castle on a hill, a soaring ruined monastery in Germany close to the Polish border…

But in the end I went for this, a single image of Red Sands Fort, a ruined, dilapidated set of metal constructions rising out of the sea on stilts. They were used as radar detection installations in the defence of the UK in WW2. Here is a look up at one of the constructions, which surely fits the theme nicely! I went to see the forts several years ago, must go back. You get taken out about 7 miles out to sea off the North Kent coast in a very bouncy rubber dinghy, then bob around looking up at these things. Sadly for me, you can’t actually get up onto them. This is probably just as well because they must be pretty disgusting inside, having been home to seabirds for around 70 years! The rusty colour contrasts nicely with the sea and the sky on a bright sunny day.
RedsandsFort

5 comments

  1. Unexpected and oddly beautiful

    • Isn’t it just! I must get back there sometime, it’s such a strange place, and would be quite eery if people on the boat stopped talking!

  2. Sandra

    Eery but very stunning.

  3. how cool…love the contrast..love all kind of rusty things…looks nicely mysterious…smiles

Over to you...(by entering a comment, you agree to Wordpress collecting your name, email address and site URL)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography

DAVID OAKES - IMAGES.

An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

Touring My Backyard

Rediscovering Singapore

Apalabrando los días

Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós Blog literario

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun, while encouraging, and promoting bloggers

Inside My Sling Bag

Living, Loving, Laughing, Learning and (Being) Lucrative

A Meditative Journey with Saldage

a sharing of readings, thoughts, and photographs

Travels with Ali

My site is all about my travels around the world and in Australia, plus daily life photos!

Agnes Ashe

Pomegranates & Vine Scroll - Art Inspired Living

John's Space .....

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Carla Baptista

As palavras e as fotografias não gostam de ficar fechadas muito tempo na gaveta...

beautifulpeopleinc.com

Live, Love, Travel and Laugh (Proudly Pinoy)

BODALU

Street Photography and Travel Blog

BlogBimmel

Aktuelles - Vordergründiges - Hintergründiges - Unergründliches - Dumm Tüch - Fotos

Leya

To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

Minutiae

More little things in life

All things bright and beautiful

Delighting in Our World

Sheetalbravon

Quirky thoughts on the ultimate question of life, the universe and popcorn.

Paol Soren

A bit of this and that

The Glasgow Gallivanter

Adventures at home and abroad

%d bloggers like this: