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 the North Pier. Much civil engineering activity was taking place on the Promenade, which accounts for the security barriers along the road. The Central Pier, with its prominent big wheel, is visible on the right of the picture.
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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: 53:48.9484N 3:3.3520W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 363
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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