Wandering around Bristol wharf today I realised I have a thing about derricks.
I like the size, the fact that they move, the solid tapered shape
The mechanical nature- that we made them? It’s making me smile – how can I have a thing about a wharf side crane?
I like their reflections, that you can walk around them – underneath them – though the view isn’t much when you look up at the wooden cab. I was hoping to get a look up through the arm…….
I like them from all angles.
May be it’s because I like the knowledge that they refer to a time past for Bristol? They remind me of the Firth of Forth Bridge which I love travelling through on the train – that’s Victorian engineering (1882)
Derelict derricks – these were built in 1951 and still work. There is an older one somewhere that has been restored. It was built in 1878. I will have to back and have a look.
There’s something that reminds me of the Star Wars ‘All Terrain Armored Transport’ as if they are left behind by some science fiction film ………. still smiling
I also like the size of the various metal knobs that are on the quayside near their bases and the metal tracks
The tips of my toes left in for scale ….. yup still amused at my self that I am writing a blog post about derricks 😊
I’ve also got a thing about manhole covers, bridges, stairwells and scaffolding ……….