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photoblog image Snibston Discovery Park 7/10

Snibston Discovery Park 7/10

My Camera Club had the run of the outside area at Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, particularly the old coalmine area, closed in 1983, having been opened in 1832, for a shoot one evening recently.

Despite the colliery being closed there is a surprising amount of things still going on during the day not least looking after the visitors wandering about.  This box still has all the hoses and bits and pieces inside in case of emergency.

Snibston Discovery Park 7/10

My Camera Club had the run of the outside area at Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, particularly the old coalmine area, closed in 1983, having been opened in 1832, for a shoot one evening recently.

Despite the colliery being closed there is a surprising amount of things still going on during the day not least looking after the visitors wandering about.  This box still has all the hoses and bits and pieces inside in case of emergency.

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Sep 2010, 00:28
I had a lot of fun with this, Brian...pretended there was an "I" missing and then imagined lots of people clambering into the box to escape from the raging inferno.
Brian Walbey: But I know there is a hosepipe and other fire fighting tolls inside Ray believe it or not.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Sep 2010, 01:56
You have processed this very well Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Alan
  • Somewhere in Montana
  • 21 Sep 2010, 04:23
I love the colours and textures in this, Brian. I bet the hose inside leaks like a sieve!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. The hose is quite a new one, as visitors go by this spot I presume everything must be up to modern standards.
Great mix of red and blue Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
Great photo of times gone by. But at my first view I thought it said "fire exit" and I wondered who could get through that little door. LOL smile Perhaps just the ghosts of miners past.
Brian Walbey: Yes I thought "exit" but knowing what is in the box I discounted that thought.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Sep 2010, 08:43
That's a nice detailed study Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
I love it when you see something which fools you into thinking it says something else. I also was expecting `exit`. Another good example is vans with `shopfitters` on the side....it always reads as `shoplifters` to me. lol! (:o)
Brian Walbey: yes your example is one that always comes to mind mind as well Rosalyn. Thanks for your comment.
Nice details and colours Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 21 Sep 2010, 10:59
Ha ha to Ray's comment, I had automatically read it as exit.
Good series you must have had fun doing this shoot.
Brian Walbey: It was a good evening out Aussie, lots to take and a good time with my fellow club members.
fire exit?
Brian Walbey: Specially for little people
One letter and this becomes Fire Exit
Brian Walbey: It does indeed Chad.
Sounds like good fun there Brian..Hope you had some good shots...Good detail in this one..Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron. We had a really good evening out at Snibston.
Fabulous colours and textures Brian - I suspect a touch of Topaz! Thanks for comment on my Owl
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela, and yes, a touch of Topaz.
Just looked at the previous 4 or 5 - all beautiful colours Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Pamela.
Can't figure out what the 'EXT' might be. 'EXhibiT' - 'EXTernal' - 'EXTerminator'???
Brian Walbey: I don't really know what it stands for Tom.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Sep 2010, 20:18
appers to lots to photogarh Brian i am enjoying this series.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Scotia. We were there for about two hours and I think we could easily have done another hour although light levels were starting to fall a bit.
thats a pretty small fire exit to crawl out of, like the processing of the image
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek. It is a fire exit only for the little people smile
The very close crop works brilliantly, and those colours are superb
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie.
'EXT' ... the start of 'extraordinary' but then they realised they had no space

;-)
Brian Walbey: Or whatever Richard. I don't know what it stands for either.
So much to shoot, great colours here.
Brian Walbey: There is indeed, thanks John.

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