SD3036 : Blackpool Tower

taken 8 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower dates from 1894 and is a Grade I. listed building. It was commissioned by John Bickerstaff, the Town's famous Mayor, after he visited the Great Paris Exhibition in 1889 and was impressed by the Eiffel Tower. Blackpool Tower rises to 158m (518ft 9 inches) and can be seen from most places within a 30 mile radius. It houses a number of attractions not least of which is its ballroom in which dancers are accompanied by a magnificent Wurlitzer organ.

This view of the Tower is from Blackpool North Pier. Blackpool is the only town in the United Kingdom with three piers; the North Pier was completed in 1863, followed by the Central Pier in 1868 and the South Pier in 1893. The North Pier is graced by some attractive ironwork seats and lamp standards, as is evident in the foreground in this picture.
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
Category
Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 360 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9430N 3:3.3518W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 303 363
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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