Friday, December 12, 2008

Sky Watch Friday: Blackpool (4)


Today's photograph is a contribution to Skywatch Friday.

It is the fourth in a series of four Blackpool sunsets.

The first was taken on the South Promenade at Blackpool, near the Pleasure Beach at about ten past four in the afternoon on Tuesday 11th November 2008.

The second was just a couple of minutes later but looking away from the Promenade over the sea shore.

The third was taken the day after, a couple of miles further South behind the dunes opposite Pontins.

Having caught a bus back to the Sandcastle, I took this fourth photograph about twelve minutes later.

The serpent-like object you can see emerging from the promenade is the High Tide Organ, erected in 2002 and designed by Liam Curtin and John Gooding. According to the information plaque
At high tide air pressure is conducted to organ pipes within the sculpture producing musical chords based on the harmonic series in B flat.
Before you ask, I've never been around at high tide to find out.

26 comments:

  1. Good photograph - and look up the tide tables then to let us know.

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  2. Beautiful images all,
    but the first one really caught my attention! At first I thought this could have been Nessie, high-tailing it into the water. ;-)
    I have heard about the High Tide Organ, must be touching being able to listen to the sound right there by the sea.

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  3. I always leave your blogs having learnt something, Gerald. I would love to hear the organ.

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  4. LOL, you knew someone's gonna ask that!

    Nicely done.

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  5. Gerald: What truly neat capture of the area. I was wondering what the structures were.

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  6. I knew it was Blackpool Gerald, and its such a fantastic shot too

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  7. Impressive mushroom clouds in the horizon and quite unusual coloration of the sky. Nice camera angle too.
    It's certainly worth knowing about the tides. Once upon a time this girl resided in Paignton, England for a few years and boy could those tides rise quickly.

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  8. The lines and colours in this photo are stunning, Gerald!

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  9. I saw all the photos... they are amazing! real, but looking like a painting... and living here, we sometimes forget we can enjoy all this natural beauty!
    I'd wonder how it sounds... the organ... Congratulations

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  10. This was erected after my time in Blackpool. Makes for a very interesting image and you certainly found better skies than I did there.

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  11. Wow, what a neat idea. I'd love to hear it some time... It's a very beautiful sunset, too! Happy SWF. :)

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  12. The clouds are beautiful. Almost forming their own painting.

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  13. this was a nice series of photos...i would love to hear the high tide organ :)

    thanks for sharing.

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  14. Lovely gentle sunset with that grey blanket of cloud covering all.

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  15. What a beautiful photo. Very nicely captured!

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  16. How nice of you to visit and to leave a note. I am so glad to find you here and read through. Fran

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  17. How good of you to pay a visit and lead me to this great collection. Thanks, as always, Fran

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  18. Gerald, this is a very fine photograph with a great light.
    Happy Sky Watch!

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  19. Wild and wonderful photo! The colors are very striking but the shapes rising up really caught my eye. Nice job, sir.

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  20. Oh that sounds pretty neat, music made by the tide. Great pictures thanks

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  21. All four are great. I think the second is my favorite...

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  22. fascinating sky, like a bunch of tornadoes on the horizon! love the concept of the sculpture too.

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  23. Looks like the Loch Ness Monster is posing for you. :) Happy SWF!!

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  24. Very cool shot and I would love to be there at high tide.

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