Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

After visiting friends in Dorset, we headed for Plymouth to catch the ferry to France.

We arrived in Plymouth with several hours to spare which gave us a great opportunity to explore the town. We had only, previously, been to the port, which gives little idea of what Plymouth has to offer. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised!

My post shows Smeaton's Towwer which is a centerpiece on Plymouth's Hoe. Smeaton's Tower has become one of the South West's most well-known landmarks.

The lighthouse was originally built on the Eddystone reef in 1759 at a cost of £40,000, but was taken down in the early 1880s when it was discovered that the sea was undermining the rock it was standing on. Approximately two thirds of the structure was moved stone by stone to its current resting place on the Hoe.

Now standing at 72 foot high, Smeaton's Tower offers fantastic views of Plymouth Sound and the city from its lantern room which, along with the rest of the building, has been painstakingly restored to its original glory. - Plymouth Tourist Info.

A huge wheel, characteristic of many modern towns and cities, is close by. In the f/g you can see the top of Gary Rhodes restaurant.

Although the day was quite bright, the sky beyond the tower had wonderful, black clouds.

Have a great day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8748 W: 356 N: 20275] (80155)
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