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

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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

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