SD3097 : The Bluebird Café, Coniston Water

taken 5 years ago, near to Bowmanstead, Cumbria, Great Britain

The Bluebird Café, Coniston Water
The Bluebird Café, Coniston Water
Named after Donald Campbell's famous boat, this café is on the lake shore next to Coniston Boating Centre. The original building was installed by the Furness Railway Company in about 1860 as accommodation for the crew of the SY Gondola, a pleasure boat which operated on the Lake in the Victorian era. Devastated by severe flooding in 2009,(see LinkExternal link ), this attractive modern replacement for the original building, allows you to have stunning views of the lake while you enjoy a coffee. Note the high level of the lake in this photograph, taken a few weeks after Storm Desmond inundated areas of Cumbria and Lancashire with continuing heavy rain falling on saturated ground in December 2015.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cafe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3079 9700 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:21.8279N 3:3.9987W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3081 9695
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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