Friday, August 08, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Broadbottom


Last Friday I went for a walk around the nearby village of Broadbottom. Please do not snigger at the name; it doesn't deserve it.

The village lies on the border of Cheshire and Derbyshire and I was here on the Derbyshire side of the river Etherow which marks the boundary.

High above me is the railway line from Manchester to Glossop.

You can trace the line back to where it bridges Market Street.

To learn more about the village check out the website of the Broadbottom Community Association.

Visit more skywatchers at Skywatch Friday.

37 comments:

  1. I like this whole series on Broadbottom.
    Very nice photos and the discussion was terrific.
    Thanks for the links.

    Our "Sky Watch" is Here.
    Come visit,
    Troy and Martha

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  2. Gerald: Why I never saw anything like when Tom visit the town. Thanks for sharing for SWF.

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  3. That is a long way up, Gerald. Makes man seem like mere mortals.

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  4. Gosh, I really like the perspective of this... looking waaaayyy up! That's neat! Great photo!
    Mountain Retreat

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  5. Wow! That bridge looks VERY high up...or maybe it's the angle you shot it from. Nice photo!

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  6. Wow - did you climb up there to advertise.Greald.lol.Great photo

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  7. Interesting image with a nice perspective.

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  8. love your angle on this one. Nice SWF pic.

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  9. Looks a long way up. At least we know that the Victorians built it well and so won't fall down as a train goes over it.

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  10. I so love the English names for towns - I wonder if this one was named after the wife of someone important!!!!

    Nice angle!!!

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  11. Great lines & angles in your photo. I like the fact that it's a man-made structure that's prominent in your picture too.

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  12. I won't snigger, but wonder how many residents fit the description. If I lived there I would!

    An unsual and interesting SWF entry!

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  13. I can't laugh at that. My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Longbottom...
    Happy Sky Watch Friday from Michelle @
    Rambling Woods

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  14. Wonderful perspective on the railway bridge, Gerald. Good shot for a Sky Watch.

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  15. What an interesting photo! Love the angle, and the bridge is so stark and dramatic against the sky. Very nice!

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  16. Very cool shot. Is it just the angle or is it VERY VERY high? In any case, it's a great photo.

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  17. Was the founder of Broadbottom a fellow by the name of Hugh Jass?

    Inquiring minds want to know...

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  18. I like your slanted "T" shot today! I would never snigger at the name 'broadbottom,' since in the US there are lots of places with odd names, even a place in DC referred to as "Foggybottom."

    Saw your comment on Louis' blog about waiting for your cornflakes to soften...I like 'em crispy, but my Serbian husband heats the milk to pour over them, aarrgh.

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  19. nice view, but no bridge leads to the sky

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  20. Of course I love that bridge!

    And with your name in glowing letter too! ;-)

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  21. Showing off one of Broadbottom's great perspectives.

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  22. Love the perspective and composition of this shot - very nice! Happy SWF and hope you come and see mine here: dlyn

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  23. A nice perspective, standing under the bridge and looking up - and ... seeing your advert ;-)))

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  24. I hope terrorists do not target that bridge...

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  25. I like the way you take a picture of the bridge any how I don't say much on names of town.
    There town south of here called Athol and people real makes a deal about it's name.

    My sky watch picture is up and if you get chance stop by and visit.

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  26. cool skywatch shot -- love the angle! :)

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  27. Hi! Really nice the view you got your shot. I like how you made those crossing lines in your photo. Happy week end!

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  28. Wow! Gerald, so typical of the great industrial heritage which is still with us. Who made the bridge?

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