Sunday photoblogging: Coal loader at Avonmouth

by Chris Bertram on February 23, 2020

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Coal loader at Avonmouth



Alan White 02.23.20 at 3:41 pm

This is so striking in part because of the seeming purity of the contrasting colors–you have to really zoom in close to see signs of real world wear and tear.


Brett 02.23.20 at 5:34 pm

Very nice composition. Reminds me of Ralston Crawford’s Buffalo Grain Elevators painting in the Smithsonian.


JanieM 02.23.20 at 9:45 pm

Great shot, and a really tempting color scheme…

I enjoy these weekly photos, Chris, along with your other posts, even though I almost never comment any more.


Dr. Hilarius 02.23.20 at 10:17 pm

Nice, could almost be a painting or a model given the uniformity of the colors and abstraction of the structures.


Victor Smith 02.24.20 at 2:20 am

Great photo! What a beautiful contrast of colours. Victor owner at Pro Concrete Coffs Harbour


James 02.24.20 at 1:07 pm

I thought I was looking at a Jeffrey Smart painting.


William S Berry 02.24.20 at 7:07 pm

You’d expect a bit of a coating of sooty dust. It looks like they have better dust control than the bulk handling systems (mainly coke and alumina) I’m familiar with in U.S. industry.


bad Jim 02.25.20 at 7:03 am

It puts me in mind of one of Kevin Drum’s silliest lunchtime photos, a giant robot monster.

“In reality, it’s the tower at Grand Arts High School on the other side of the Hollywood Freeway. It was originally intended to be functional, with a meeting space inside and a viewing platform on top, but that never happened.”

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