Having posted for Paula’s Black & White Sunday this week, I happened to notice that her Thursday Special this week is Decay….totally, utterly, completely up my street! So I am posting some black & white conversions (just because I felt in monochrome mood – I am aware this is meant to be a colour challenge!) of some photographs I took a few years ago (actually longer than I thought – 8 years ago).
I doubt I will ever get the chance to see these again, glad I went when I did. These are the Maunsell Forts, 7 miles off the North Kent Coast. I found a company that would take you out in a little rubber dinghy, terrifically choppy ride! We slowly meandered around on the water below these ruined, rusting structures, and I managed to get a few decent shots with my new DSLR at the time, a Nikon D70s with 18-200mm VR lens….The file sizes are quite small compared to what I get now, even with the little Olympus MFT.
So here are the 6 forts at Shivering Sands (I think). they would all have been linked by walkways in the past, but these have long since disappeared. It was really quite eerie being amidst these ruined relics. Like something out of The War of The Worlds….
in this shot you can see the remains of the walkways:
Plenty of rusting metal and broken glass:
Hop over to Paula’s blog here to see more.