Saturday, 5 April 2014

Big Guns

Nowadays Bridlington will welcome any visitor who cares to call but at one time there was felt a need to keep out certain foreign invaders, the French, the Dutch, the Spanish just about everybody at one time or another even the Americans. The top gun, on the North pier, was found during excavations and restored in the 1977, the lower one was found by a passing gull who set up home there.

The Weekend in Black and White is here.


  1. Those guns are like metal monsters looming from the past. Intriguing photos.

  2. LOL!
    Well, they are in a special position, - a typical phallus symbol!
    Well done!

  3. The first photo is an excellent composition - the gun looks huge and menacing, and strangely timeless. The second is great fun!

  4. Ha! Love that second shot.

  5. Great photos of ancient canons. Brings to mind raiding pirates of the 17th and early 18th Centuries, but now roosts for gulls.