Saturday, 19 January 2013

Safe havens with touches of yellow






You would think this yellow French letterbox would be a safe have for all your mail, but at times it isn't so safe.  I took the photo because it's an old style of letterbox, one you don't see around as often these days, but later I read the black label above it.  It marks the level of the flood on 5 October 1960.  There must have been some very soggy post that day.


Next a safe haven for swimmers on the Ramsgate beach.  That day nobody in their right minds would have been swimming but the lifeguards put out their yellow banner just the same.  A small group of hardy souls sitting on the sands made it worthwhile.


A real safe haven in Dover Eastern Docks where the kerbs and bollards are painted yellow.  The cross channel ferries follow each other out of the harbour entrance.


At the time of taking the photos that same harbour entrance was used for the cruise liners that dock at Western Docks.  The second entrance was being cleared enough to allow the cruise liners through.  During the war this western entrance had been blocked and though re-opened in 1963, needed more dredging to allow larger ships through.

The two liners to the left have the yellow funnels of Saga cruises.  The smaller one is, I think, the Spirit of Adventure which was chased by Somali pirates in 2011.


A two-in-one post for the Photo Hunts. 



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10 comments:

  1. I like this old letter box ! In Belgium they are red !

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    1. I had no idea that they were red in Belgium, even though I was there last summer! I was too busy looking at other things, maybe. :)

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  2. Nothing like yellow bollards. :) I like your pictures.

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    1. Are your bollards some other colour? :)

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  3. I thought of a haven for ships too!
    Happy Hunting~

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  4. I don't believe anyone has mail box like that around here. Coffee is on.

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  5. The sea, the sea! And no snow, lovely!

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    1. The snow is still there today. :(

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  6. Our mailboxes are red... bright red. I like your yellow mail box, it has been through a lot of challenges. :)

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