SZ6399 : Gunwharf Quays, The Lipstick Tower

taken 5 years ago, near to Portsmouth, Great Britain

Gunwharf Quays, The Lipstick Tower
Gunwharf Quays, The Lipstick Tower
View looking eastwards from the Spinnaker Tower over Gunwharf Quays.The Gunwharf Quays was an important part of the Portsmouth Naval dockyard in the days of sailing ships. Sailing ships required periodic checking and which often necessitated the ship being placed into a dry dock. However, a ship could not be placed in dry dock with its guns on board as the weight would severely damage the wooden structure. The ship would offload all of its guns at one of the Gunwharf Quays before being dry docked. The site was used to construct the Royal Navy shore establishment HMS Vernon in 1876.

As well as the waterfront numerous bars, cafés and restaurants, and retail outlets, there is also a twenty-nine storey skyscraper called Number One (or the Lipstick Tower) built to look like a funnel, complementing the "sail" shape of the Spinnaker Tower. Also known as the "Lipstick Tower", it is the tallest residential block in South-East England.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 632 999 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.7134N 1:6.2451W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 629 999
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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