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Architecture

Steve Stamford | The water tower steps

The water tower steps

I am guessing this is abandoned - an old water tower near Pennard Castle, Wales. I was fascinated by the angles, the rust - in fact everything about it. This is just one of a series I have for sale.
Steve Stamford | The Roundhouse aged

The Roundhouse aged

Despite the name the Roundhouse is actually hexagonal and was originally a toll house. Located at Stanton Drew in Somerset it is listed as a world heritage site. This image has been created from an original of mine and edited to remove anything modern. A mono version is also available.
Steve Stamford | The Roundhouse mono

The Roundhouse mono

Despite the name the Roundhouse is actually hexagonal and was originally a toll house. Located at Stanton Drew in Somerset it is listed as a world heritage site. This image has been created from an original of mine, edited to remove anything modern then converted to mono. The colour version is also available.
Steve Stamford | The Henge Shop

The Henge Shop

Mention the words stone circle and most people will think of Stonehenge but Avebury in Wiltshire, UK is home to a very large, indeed the largest stone circle in the country.
Steve Stamford | Police call box

Police call box

A police call box - thousands were made and were a common sight but they are more famous for their association with a time travelling explorer. Now just a handfull remain, this one in Glasgow being a fine example.
Steve Stamford | Mariners church 1

Mariners church 1

On Gloucester docks you will find nestled amongst assorted warehouses the Mariners church. Opened in 1849 it is unusual in having its chancel in the west due to the close proximity of the warehouse behind it.
Steve Stamford | Ironbridge

Ironbridge

Ironbridge, famous throughout the world. Constructed from as the name suggests, iron in 1779 and opened on New Year's Day 1781. Its span of 30 metres provides safe passage across the river Severn below.
Steve Stamford | Eden Project at night

Eden Project at night

The Eden Project in Cornwall looks enchanting in the winter cool light, enhanced by a multi colour display
Steve Stamford | Ironbridge 2

Ironbridge 2

Ironbridge, famous throughout the world. Constructed from as the name suggests, iron in 1779 and opened on New Year's Day 1781. Its span of 30 metres provides safe passage across the river Severn below.
Steve Stamford | Woolwich foot tunnel

Woolwich foot tunnel

This is the northern end of the Woolwich foot tunnel in London. It is just one of the foot tunnels under the River Thames that not too many people know even exist. In this image you can see it slope down quite steeply, then the angle levels out once it is below the River Thames.
Steve Stamford | Ironbridge ironwork

Ironbridge ironwork

On the crest of the world famous Ironbridge in Shropshire there exists this little piece of fancy work, no doubt intended to add to the grandeur of the already impressive structure.
Steve Stamford | Tontine hotel

Tontine hotel

At one end of the iron bridge sits the Tontine hotel which was constructed to accommodate the numbers of people who came to marvel at the new bridge. The name comes from a trust fund set up by the original investors and the last man alive inherited the entire fund.
Steve Stamford | Ironbridge market square

Ironbridge market square

In the town of Ironbridge In Shropshire is a rather quant array of shops and of course the Tea Emporium. Famous of course for its iron bridge Ironbridge is an extremely popular tourist attraction. There are some overhead cables in real life but I have digitally removed these.
Steve Stamford | Exchange arcade, Nottingham

Exchange arcade, Nottingham

Inside the Exchange Arcade, Nottingham. Another of my if you wait long enough you'll get a clear shot images.
Steve Stamford | Pennard Castle gateway

Pennard Castle gateway

Perched on the top of a valley and overlooking 3 Cliffs Bay in South Wales are the remains of Pennard Castle. To its north and west are the kind of sheer drop that would thwart even a goat, but sadly not sand. It seems the sand blowing up into and around the castle finally led to it being abandoned around the end of the 14th century.