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Gareth



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Gareth's 365/15 Photo Project  Reply with quote

As a few OTG members who are also my Facebook friends will already know a friend of mine invited me to join him on a 365 Photo project for 2015. The objective is to post a photo a day for the whole year. However, I did not begin my photo project until the 6th of January.

For those of you who have a Facebook account here is the link to my : 365/15 album and for the rest of you, well, the photos are posted below:

Inspired by the 1 photo a day project being done by my friends, I have decide to undertake the project for myself.

I am going to endeavour to take and post in this album at least 1 photo per day from 6th Jan 15 until 31st Dec 15. It will be an eclectic mix of photographs taken of things that catch my eye, I like or I think look good, and will probably cover a multitude subjects and objects............. it's gonna be interesting folks!


January 15:

Making Lemon Tea in a cafeteria.
2015 a photo a day project, 06/01/2015



St Miles Coslany Bridge Norwich. The furthest upstream bridge on the tidal section of the River Wensum....New Mills Weir is about 150 metres upstream marking the end of the tidal Wensum and the limit of navigation.
2015 a photo a day project, 07/01/2015



The flood level plaque on the wall to the right of St Miles Coslany Bridge, Norwich.
2015 a photo a day project, 07/01/2015



Detail in the Architecture, Pret A Manger, Haymarket, Norwich.
2015 a photo a day project, 08/01/15



Detail in the Architecture, Pret A Manger, Haymarket, Norwich.
2015 a photo a day project, 08/01/15



First night out of the year. Live music and black current squash at Jurnets Bar
2015 a photo a day project, 09/01/2015



Cat in the wall in a refurbished section of the Cloisters at Norwich Cathedral. In days long passed in East Anglia it was traditional to wall up a live cat when a building was constructed.

There are many examples of long dead and now desiccated and mummified cats being found during demolition or renovation work on old houses across Norfolk & Suffolk. I guess that this method is the modern and humane way of continuing that tradition.

2015 a photo a day project, 10/01/2015



Top of the tide, at the bottom of the middle Yare between Trowse and Whitlingham.

2015 a photo a day project, 11/01/2015



Decorative Copper Dragonfly on the cover for a wheelie bin on Silver Road Norwich.

2015 a photo a day project, 12/01/2015



Brass & Steel Butterfly inside the Bridewell Museum Norwich.

2015 a photo a day project, 13/01/2015




A commemorative bronze paving slab plaque marking the original position of the Norwich Cross on Gentlemans Walk Norwich.

2015 a photo a day project 14/01/2015



Lions head garden ornament at Mousehold Garden Centre.

2015 a photo a day project, 15/01/2015



Making some moveable light weight 1/2 normal size "municipal" style park railings from 1/2" steel tubing and 5 X 30 steel flat.

2015 a photo a day project, 16/01/2015



Last night I was given about 6kg of Seville Oranges, so this afternoon I have been out to purchase 12kg of white sugar and a small bottle of pectin.

I hereby solemnly declare the 2015 Marmalade making season to be officially open!

2015 a photo a day project, 17/01/2015



Planning a Norwich AlleyCat

2015 a photo a day project, 18/01/2015



A longing for the Springtime.

2015 a photo a day project, 19/01/2015



Wall Mural St Lawrence's Alley Norwich.

2015 a photo a day project, 20/01/2015



Dead baiting for Pike on the R. Yare.

2015 a photo a day project, 21/01/2015




The Coslany Bridge again, but this photo has been posted for another reason other than just repeating myself.

Do you know what the red spout is for on the right hand side? I can tell you that all of the Victorian & Edwardian cast iron bridges in Norwich feature them: The Barnards, Bishop & Barnards bridge on St Crispins way, Coslany bridge, Blackfiars bridge next to the NUCA and Playhouse and the Foundry bridge at the bottom of Prince of Wales road, and even the Dukes Palace bridge that was removed as a river crossing and is now the barrier of the view point over looking the city from the Castle Mall Gardens. The cast iron bridge railings along with the spout are now positioned directly over the entrance to the castle mall car park, and yet I would wager that very few people even notice it.

All of the spouts are the same shape and size, all of them are on the right hand side, upstream side of the bridge, and I know what they are for; but do you?

2015 a photo a day project, 22/01/2015



St Peter Mancroft, from the steps of City Hall.

2015 a photo a day project, 23/01/2015



Plaster relief on the Prince of Demark Pub, at the junction of Denmark Road/Sprowston Road Norwich.

2015 a photo a day project, 24/01/2015



Another large plaster relief; about 3m X 2m. This time on the wall of the Coachmakers Arms on St Stephens Norwich. This relief depicts the St Stephens Gate (also known as the Nedham Gate) which was demolished in 1793. [url]www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.623761,1.289996,3a,75y,311.9h,92.62t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sb96R5LSE70LFA5gXFUhyUg!2e0[/url]

2015 a photo a day project, 25/01/2015



Stag Statue on the roof. Bottom of Orford hill/Timber hill Norwich.

2015 a photo a day project, 26/01/2015



Negotiating the new kissing gate on the cycle path at Whitlingham Marsh, Whitlingham Country Park, near Norwich..

2015 a photo a day project, 27/01/2015



I've got my mind set on you!

2015 a photo a day project, 28/01/2015



Beating Brian ......... I have bought every last 2.49 X 500ml Flip top bottle of EV Olive Oil in Norwich.

2015 a photo a day project, 29/01/2015



Plastic Peregrine at Norwich Railway Station.

2015 a photo a day project, 30/01/2015



Norwich City Hall by night.

2015 a photo a day project, 31/01/2015


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some great pics there  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I am posting up a new photo every day into my Facebook album, I am going to update this thread monthly by copying all my photos across from the previous month in one go. If you would like to keep up to date on a daily basis with my project, and you have a Facebook account (mine is an open to all, public account) then please take the time to look here: Gareth's 365/15 photo project
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gareth I've checked your Facebook page, and I'm intrigued to known what the 'Red Spouts' were used for.  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brummie nick wrote:
Gareth I've checked your Facebook page, and I'm intrigued to known what the 'Red Spouts' were used for.


Before I answer that I am going to give you all 48 hours to guess what the real purpose of those spouts is.

Here are 3 facts about the spouts:

1) The spouts are all made from cast iron and all are the same size..... and are probably made off the same casting moulds.

2)The spouts only feature on the cast iron road bridges in the city which were located in the centres of Victorian industry,

3) The spouts are all located on the right hand side, up steam side of the river. Note; boats navigate on the right of our rivers and waterways and not on the left as we drive our cars.

Over to you guys to guess away to your hearts content, and on Sunday evening I will reveal the correct answer.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what they're for.  

Woodsmoke gave the correct answer before and I can remember his answer from way back then.

To make it more interesting for the rest I'm sayin' nowt   now.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, a brief recap.

The spouts are mounted on each of the Victorian cast iron Bridges in the city.
The spouts are on the right hand, up stream side of the bridges.







But they are not for draining rain water away from the road surface of the bridges, as can be seen from the open cast iron lattice type work;




So before you reveal the answer, have a guess or two:


Spoiler:

They were for leather hoses used to suck up water for the Victorian steam powered fire appliances. By feeding them through the hole in the bridge and being supported by the spout, they helped to prevent kinking and thus water starvation to the appliance pump. They are located on the upstream side of the bridge to prevent kinking where the hose reaches the level of the flowing water in the river; the spout allows the hose to sit in a large half circle arc, where as if they were dropped into the river on the downstream side of the bridge the hose would immediately kink upon entering the water.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"And not a lot of people knew that." - as Peter Sellars (almost) said, but Michael Caine got blamed for saying!

Thanks, Gareth.  
The question was asked in 2012 and answered by Woodsmoke.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: 365/15 photo a day project; 1st to 14th February 2015 Reply with quote

365/15 photo a day project; 1st to 14th February 2015


The wooden Pews in the transept of Norwich Cathedral. I like the way they slot together so they can be placed individually or in a run of several, and it is a system similar to the one I use for fixing flower boxes in place on walls and fences. I would like to employ this set up in one of my reclaimed pallet wood garden bench and chair projects this year.

2015 a photo a day project, 01/02/2015



Pike float primed.

2015 a photo a day project, 02/02/2015



The Ethelbert Gate, Norwich Cathedrel. I just love the detail in the stone work.

2015 a photo a day project, 03/02/2015



St George on the Ethelbert Gate.

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The Dragon on the Ethelbert Gate.



Norwich Guildhall from across the top of the market.
2015 a photo a day project, 04/02/2015



Moody February sky over St Margaret's on St Benedict's Street Norwich.

St Margaret's is a re-purposed church and is now a community art gallery that has regular exhibitions, which are open to any local artist to show or exhibit their work.

2015 a photo a day project, 05/02/2015



Lois took me to the Royal Albert Hall today to see Kooza, by the Cirque Du Soleil. 2015 a photo a day project, 06/02/2015




And when we came out after the show it was dark:



I'm not exactly sure what this is or how to describe it, so here goes....... Steampunk type ornate down pipe/foul pipe vent top on the Guildhall Norwich....viewable from the end steps of the market place War Memorial.






Lamp close to the main entrance of Norwich Railway Station.

2015 a photo a day project, 08/02/2015



The iron railings between the back of the Sir Garnet Pub, and St Peter Mancroft Church.

2015 a photo a day project, 09/02/2015



St Benedict, at the far end of St Bendict's Street, Norwich.

2015 a photo a day project, 10/02/2015



A longing for British Summer Time.

2015 a photo a day project.



The Gasometer on Gas Hill Norwich.

All of the gasometers across the country are scheduled for dismantling and demolishing over the next couple of years. Personally I think that they should all be sand blasted back to bare metal, repainted and turned into Not For Profit travel/ backpackers hostels, with built in bars and music/function venues, and roof garden view points over looking their surrounding areas.

2015 a photo a day project, 12/02/2015



Sticker graffitti in the city...... I've no idea what it means or what its significance is.
2015 a photo a day project, 13/02/2015



Norwich cathedral taken from the close. In a few weeks time there will be a marquee and observation point here allowing members of the public to watch a pair of peregrines nesting.



If you like my photos, have a Facebook account and would like to keep up to date with them on a daily basis here is a direct link to Gareth's 365/15 Photo Project
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for doing this, Gareth. You have some very interesting photos and although your trivia question (re: the spout) had its day on OTG previously, I wasn't a member at the time, so thank you for the 'spoiler' too ... It didn't 'spoil' anything though.... I would never have guessed on my own!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gareth, thanks for the answer to the spout question,

During the war,{ I sound like 'DelBoys' uncle Albert} the bridges over canals had a trap door in the for the same reason.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:11 am    Post subject: 365/15 photo a day project; 15th to 28th February 2015 Reply with quote

365/15 photo a day project; 15th to 28th February 2015

The up-side-down cardboard city on the ceiling of the bar at the Norwich Playhouse.

2015 a photo a day project, 15/02/2015




The gym equipment in Pilling Park. I think that it was a rather good idea of Norwich City Council to install gym equipment about 6 months ago for all to use for free in the park. This kit is about 150 metres from where I live, and recently I have begun using it 5 times a week. It is really helping me to shed some of the additional weight I put on while being so ill last year.

2015 a photo a day project, 16/02/2015




The flight of Polywood steps in Lionwood: there are 72 of them in this flight and I walk up them with Oz at least once each day. Polywood is made from recycled plastics: carrier bags, disposable coffee cups, shampoo bottles. etc. and is mixed with chips from MDF and other man-made boards. I think they are great because they, and other things made from Polywood will out last me by many years..

2015 a photo a day project, 17/02/2015



Another photo of the same flight of steps.



and another one.



Going down the steps on the opposite side of the gully in Lion wood.

2015 a photo a day project, 18/02/2015



The same steps in Lion wood, but looking up them this time.



What a difference a month makes! on the 19th of January there was not a window box in the frame..... I think that I might continue to photograph this particular window box throughout the rest of the year.

2015 a photo a day project 19/02/2015



The Thorpe Hamlet sign adjacent to the roundabout at the bottom of Ketts Hill in Norwich.



Details of the Thorpe Hamlet Sign.

2015 a photo a day project 20/02/2015



Apparently this is the most photographed Lion in Norwich, but do you know where it is? It is in Caley's Cafe in the Guildhall (the face on this Lion also looks an awful lot like the man who lives across the road from us!)

2015 a photo a day project 21/02/2015



The Cow Tower at Sunset.
2015 a photo a day project 21/02/2015



The Spontaneous City in the tree next to the Cow Tower.

2015 a photo a day project 22/02/2015



Fresh Muntjac Deer tracks in Lionwood behind our house.

2015 a photo a day project 23/02/2015



Plaster relief work on Armada House.......... the frame of Armada house is allegedly built of timbers washed up on Norfolk beaches after various Spanish vessels of the Armada were harried, harassed and subsequently sunk by Sir Francis Drake's fleet in an ongoing action up the east coast of Britain.

2015 a photo a day project 24/02/2015



The clock tower of Norwich City Hall on a clear February afternoon.

2015 a photo a day project 25/02/2015




The first Common Toad that I have seen in our garden this year.

2015 a photo a day project 26/02/2015




Clear blue February sky over the clock tower of the Guildhall. I just love the flush flint work, and this is apparently one of the very best examples of this kind of work in the world.

2015 a photo a day project 27/02/2015




Thai Dragon over a shop door way at the bottom of Orford Hill.

2015 a photo a day project 28/02/2015




The next instalment of photos from my project will be posted up on or around the 15th of March. However, if you would like to keep up to date on a daily basis with my photo-a-day project then please follow this link to my facebook page: Gareth's 365/15 photo project.


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