Monday, 15 October 2012

Men at work 2


Repairing the steps from Victoria Road down to Salts Mill. I love these old steps. You can see (even in this photo) how they are worn down by generations of feet on their way to the Mill - to work and nowadays also to shop and to explore the galleries. It seems that the retaining wall was becoming unstable, so these men were carefully pointing and strengthening the structure to make it safe, hopefully, for another few generations.

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  1. I am always intrigued by worn steps, wondering how many people have stepped there and who they were. In this case you are one.

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    1. Yes, I regularly run up and down them, so some of the wear is mine!

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  2. Men at work is a project that I dip into from time to time. I look forward to seeing your series.

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  3. That is a lovely picture, even if it is men working! Love the old architecture and landscape in the background!

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  4. The steps are quite worn. Over here we are sometimes over zealous and would require the steps to be replaced.

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  5. They are really used in the middle and far more thick at both ends !

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