2018 Treasure Hunt Challenge


#327

That side had been an option for me … but I was also wanting to get them silhouetted against the sunrise. That had been my main plan and reason for being on the other side.

The crazy thing was, I got there a good 45mins before the sun was in position … and, tucked away in the parking area of an empty unit in the industrial estate (which probably looked moor weird than the drone flying at a power station) not one other vehicle or person was seen … JUST the copper!


#329

PS: I think you have your A and B muddled? I may not be certain.

The cooling towers that were spectacularly demolished a few years ago, and the subsequent building collapse, were all part of the highly polluting combined coal and oil powered A.

The existing cooling towers are part of B, the high efficiency natural gas power station … and is expected to continue (modules 5 & 6) until 2023, or longer.

It’s the remainder of A that they announced, a couple of days ago, would be demolished next year.

What a monstrous site it was. The amount of coal it burnt! :fearful:

(Not my pic)


#330

These will probably be the last from me, at best I would only have got around 15 of the 20 without some serious travelling

Caister Castle and Car Museum. This is on my doorstep and have never visited it, you can climb up the tower which is 90ft high. For a full history …
https://www.caistercastle.co.uk/castle

A reservoir … technically

And finally… a circle surrounded by crops… a crop circle! :sunglasses:


#331

Back from my hols and now on a bit of a challenge to start moving back up the leaderboard,

Starting with my entry number 5, Salterns canal lock.

Salterns lock is the entrance to Chichester Canal from Chichester harbour. It is one of two locks on the 4.5 mile stretch of canal that runs to the city of Chichester. The canal (originally part of the Portsmouth and Arundel Canal) was opened in 1822. This the Seaward Lock from Chichester Harbour and the entrance to the canal. It is in full working order though used Infrequently) for boats to reach a limited number of mooring along the first half mile of the canal. Now this section of the canal is home to a large number of house boats.


#332

Entry number 6 is a windmill, of which we have quite a few but not many actually working in my locality. This is Langstone Windmill, a Grade II listed tower mill at Langstone, Hampshire in England. The windmill is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It has been converted to residential accommodation.Langstone Mill was built around 1730. It worked in conjunction with a tide mill close by. The mill was derelict in 1934. By 1939 it had been converted to residential accommodation, with the tower tarred and a new cap constructed. In the 2nd picture you can just see that my MA has been spotted by one of the Gardener’s!


#333

Entry number 7 is a viaduct.

There are few railway viaducts in Hampshire, but two of them are in Fareham, on the London & South Western Railway line to Cosham, which opened in 1848. Both are listed grade II. This one is know as Wallington Viaduct or Portchester Road Viaduct, and spans the River Wallington, a northern arm of Portsmouth Harbour.

The tall building in the background is Fareham civic offices, which is 10 floors and 42m tall, and by far the tallest building in the area as you can see. However, think I will try and get closer to a taller building I know.


#334

Entry number 8 is for a tall building.

In this image from Victoria Park, Portsmouth, you can see at least 7 tall buildings above 10 floors high. 2 of which are brand new student accommodation. The glass building closest is also now student accommodation, having been converted from what was known as the Zurich building.

Like @MementoMori city scape there are several categorie entries that can be found in this picture including 2 clock towers, and electric train, the park is older than 100 years and a monument!


#335

Entry number 9 is something over 100 years old. This is Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist (also known as St John’s Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Portsmouth, England. It was opened in 1882 and is the first cathedral to have been built in Portsmouth. It is the mother church of the Portsmouth diocese and seat of the Bishop of Portsmouth, currently the Right Reverend Philip Egan. It was dedicated on 10 August 1882.

Again taken from Victoria Park, in the background is the Portsmouth HM Naval Base, and yet another Clock Tower located in HMS Nelson.


#336

I think I have 8 in that photo, I forgot the tall buildings, not that it matters.


#337

#5 Crop Circle.


#338

:ok_hand:


#339

There’s one serious problem with that photo/entry … and that’s I never thought of it. #Brilliant!


#340

I was hoping no one was going to post similar before I had the chance to capture it :smile:


#341

@MementoMori

Ingenious!


#342

Thank you :+1::smiley:


#343

Hadn’t thought of that one but. Best I post my idea before someone else! :hugs:


#344

And here is my final image, 20 of 20.
#6 Electric Train.

I took this image of the track yesterday.

And then I took these today.

After a bit of not the best PS I came up with the combined image, if that is not allowed I’ll just go along with the model on the track with the power supply :smiley:


#345

Brilliant!

Looked at the first image and was wondering what that was at side of track.


#346

Thank you.

That is the power supply for the 1970’s train set.


#347

How long did that take you to put together?