Travelling North on the A1, which in days gone by was referred to as The Great North Road ( as in North away from London ) the new road is mainly dual carriageway, or in places upgraded to motorway status, A1(M).
From time to time though, it is worth a turn off this soulless tarmac and drop back onto the old road.
Ah, the world like it was !
Of course, in relatively recent times it would be heaving with vehicles all helping keep the country supplied with goods and produce.
But now, bypassed as it is, it feels like it must have done a long time ago
A time when places like this would have horses queuing up outside to be reshod.
This old forge has an amazing piece of brickwork adorning its end gable, and an amusing sign above.
A little research shows that it unusual but not unique. Whether there are any more elsewhere, I do not know.
It does suffer the mixed blessing of being a listed building however, presumably because of this particular architectural novelty.
( Apologies to readers of the future; one link above is to an ebay page, which may not survive the passage of time. )
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jhm (141307) 2012-04-26 3:07
We get a extraordinarily picture with the front this is an artwork.
Excellent perspective and depth picture, nice architecture image.
I like your picture lovely with the colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Royaldevon (31339) 2012-04-26 4:04
Not unique but extremely eye-catching and certainly unusual! You have chosen a good pov to include the dappled road as a lead towards the most imaginative building, which is sharply detailed and has a lovely, soft light.
Have a lovely day,
tyro (20978) 2012-04-27 0:35
What a finely researched note you have provided and what interesting links too. Your workshop picture is excellent and adds a little humour, though probably not intended by the author of the wonderful inscription above the doorway.
You have chosen a fine viewpoint and I like the dappled light and shade provided by an overhanging tree on the building and foreground. The sky is perhaps just a tad bright but the colours, details and sharpness are superb.
eldancer1 (29495) 2012-04-28 11:59
Or the horseshoe could be for good luck? Great capture of this unique building. Good lighting and good details. Well done, tfs.
gus72 (3719) 2012-04-28 19:23
Hi Martin !!
I am back home after driving 23 000 Km in just under 6 months.Sorry that I was unable to keep participating in Trekearth for a while, I was on the move most the time.
I love to see buidlings like this in England with a neat set of doors and unusual brick work at the front.Very well presented photo.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-11
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
- Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-26 2:55