The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Monday, 2 August 2010

My World Tuesday

My World is one where industry in the shape of engineering and cotton manufacture played a very important place in our lives and in our culture. Sadly the industries are no longer important but reminders are still with us.

Here at the Burrs Country Park is a reminder of our industrial past - machinery dating back to the 19th century.

The park is situated near to Bury centre on the site of now demolished mills - it houses a visitor centre and a canoe training centre.



Jedediah said...

I love big machines, especially old ones. They have a certain kind of elegance. Love the photo.

Gallery Juana said...

machine parts fascinate me when they are sitting lifeless and disconnected. Otherwise, they scare me.

great idea to put them in a park with a bit of history.

Photo Cache said...

wonderfully captured image. i wonder what that tool is used for.

have a lovely week.

EG Wow said...

Are the mills totally gone now? I bet that many of the old machines are interesting to photograph. I hope lots of examples of the machinery are on display somewhere for all to see and enjoy.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Interesting photo, nice colors and composition

Regards, Bram

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