Friday, 10 June 2011

Skywatch Friday: The chimney that survived

When Ashton Bros Mill was demolished the chimney survived due to it being a covenient location for the attachment of mobile phone relay masts.

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I've since discovered that the chimney actually used to belong to Winterbotham's tripe dressing factory on Bank Street.


  1. I could only imagine this is pretty high ^_^


  2. Great photo for SWF!Have a nice weekend!

  3. Love the plants growing out the top!

  4. Relay masts have some purpose then ?

  5. I wonder if that band around it is holding it together? nature has managed to find a stronghold even high in the sky. great shot. Happy SWF.

  6. It's also, apparently, a great place for trees to grow!


    Red sky in morning,
    Sailors take warning!

    Who knows what might happen out on the sea?
    Waves riding high,
    Waves to the sky,
    Waves crashing and dashing all over me!

    Red sky at night,
    Sailors delight!

    Leeward or windward we sail with no fear;
    Water is calm,
    Healing like balm—
    Ahoy, fellow sailors, landfall is near!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Oahu Coast and Sky

  7. I cannot believe that the chimney was able to survive because of the cell towers. That is amazing and it is amazing. Such a fine chimney so am glad it is still standing for people to see. Wish the cell things were not on it, but that is OK, too, I guess. This is a fine capture and so intriguing.

  8. A beautiful blue sky is welcoming backdrop for the red brick chimney. I love that perhaps the birds dropped seeds up their in their flight causing plants and trees to grow way up there.

    There's a place in New York where the townspeople want a cell-phone pole that matches their style of homes instead of the pole that was placed there recently.

  9. Hi Gerald, I like to think that the chimney survived because of the garden.

  10. an intriguing image
    old and new
    against the blue sky backdrop