~ Granary Wharfe, Leeds, Floodlit In Purple ~ by Sandra Cockayne

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Fellow Bubbler Jacquik and I briefly called in at Granary Wharfe, Leeds, W Yorkshire, England, UK whilst on a whistle stop shoot to one or two other places on the outskirts of Leeds.

Neville Street & Dark Arches:

In 1864 most of the smaller railway companies had merged into larger companies and, in response to this, it was decided to build a station adjacent to the south side of Wellington Street. In 1866 construction commenced and the station was built upon arches which bridged the Leeds-Liverpool canal and a weir from the River Aire.

The building of the station led to the creation of the ‘Dark Arches’ on Dark Neville Street formed by effectively putting a roof across all of the existing arches. Over 18 million bricks were used during their construction, breaking records at the time. Although the arches appear to be part of one masonry structure, closer inspection reveals that it is a series of independent viaducts two or four tracks wide.

Sony A200.
Sony 18-70mm kit lens.
Edited using Photoshop 7.


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  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Sandi. Unusually. xx

  • Thank you Nick, so pleased that you think it’s lovely! So do I, I love the striking purple floodlights, especially the first one on the right hand side with all the cobwebs……One just can’t get the cleaners can one Sir?! lol S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • finepix
    finepixalmost 4 years ago

    yes, very nice

  • Thank you David, the purple floodlights were very striking….S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice Sandra, it’s an incredible place to explore isn’t it.

  • Thank you Colin, yes we walked all around Granary Wharfe, inside and out! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you John, so pleased that you think it’s beautiful! – So do I, it’s very striking when you see it and walk over the River and Canal! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    nice work, love the purple light

  • Thank you ever so much Sylvia, I love the purple floodlights too! Good to see you again. Take care, Sandra x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • S .
    S .almost 4 years ago

    great shot ! the lighting here is very cool
    i bet that caught ur eye as it did mine
    love this

  • Thank you Shoaib for your comments – Yes I found the purple floodlights very striking! S:)

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockaynealmost 4 years ago

    Thank you Shoaib for your comments – Yes I found the purple floodlights very striking! S:)

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured!

  • Wow! what a great banner! Thank you so much for your great comments and especially for the fave – greatly appreciated! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • StephenRB
    StephenRBalmost 4 years ago

    Great lead in and floodlite colour.

  • Wow thank you Steve for your great comments and especially for the fave! Greatly appreciated! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 4 years ago

    Marvelous colours and lovely shine !

    Glitter, Sparkle & Shine

  • Thank you Morag for your welcome! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Ooops! Nearly missed it there Morag – thanks too for the fave!

    – Sandra Cockayne

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