For this weeks challenge I have chosen a photo taken on Exeter Quay. It is a railway turntable that has been ‘renewed’ to make a seating area. It’s actually full of history, a rare example of Isambard Brunel’s broad gauge branch line built in 1867. It carried both broad and narrow guage track along the canal basin. Isn’t it great that it has been preserved and renewed?
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33 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal”
Genius!!! Love it!
Very neat – functional, historic, and aesthetically pleasing!
Thanks Nick, I would have tried to take a better photo if I’d known it would be useful!There’s a lesson there 🙂
Renewed … and just plain cool.
I love what they did with it Gilly…if only more things like this were renewed
It’s cool isn’t it? It’s right in front of a choice of several cafes and restaurants, great on a sunny day!
Very cool. Might be visiting in January, must remember to take a look
It will be cold on the quay in January but plenty of hot choccy opportunities!
Renewal of old things, while respecting the atmosphere. Lovely take on this challenge.
Yes and the good Master B would have a lot of fun,there’s even a ginger playmate https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/wordless-wednesday-22/ nearby, although he is nowhere near as handsome!
Great photo for the challenge. I thought it was a hard one.
Excellent pic for the challenge, Gilly. Interesting history. 🙂
It is inspiring to see when something this beautiful with a rich history is preserved and renewed. Thanks for sharing this . Great picture. Have a blessed weekend.
An inspired post, Gilly. Those Brunels’ – father and son, were quite the pioneering engineers. It’s amazing what they achieved. I got to the Brunel museum in London and the extraordinary feat of the first tunnel under the Thames, big into ship building too…
Neat re-incarnation and seems like a great view too!
1867! Whoa…… Wow!
Fabulous “re-purposing” of this site! 😉
Excellent entry Gilly for this week photo challenge 🙂
Fabulous, Gilly … a creative and original interpretation of this week’s challenge.
Finally getting around.. Love the yacht! 🙂