I had to go down to Plymouth to collect a couple of my framed images from the gallery there for use at my forthcoming exhibition. Obviously I took the camera and it was a nice morning so I took a few shots which I thought I would share. While there are some signs of Spring around the weather has been largely dull so far however there has been some misty sunlight on one or two days recently. Smeaton’s Tower seen here is the iconic image of the Hoe. Building was completed in 1759 and it remained in use until 1877 and it is a Grade I listed building.
The above image looks along the coast at the Hoe towards Drake’s Island which is not quite clear because of the mist which had yet to burn off. First mentioned in 1135 as St Nicholas’s Island Drake sailed from here in 1577 and returned in 1580 having circumnavigated the world. It has been used during times of war as part of Plymouth’s fortifications to protect the important naval establishment there.
Tinside Pool is one of the few remaining lidos in the country. Built in 1935 it is now only filled with sea water in the summer months (May to September). It is a Grade II listed building.
The above image shows the Hoe and Mount Batten breakwater and was taken a little later in the day when the sun was higher and rather brighter. Smeaton’s Tower can be clearly seen on the Hoe.