A new adventure - back in time #6

Posted by Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 7 December 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The Beamish North of England Open Air Museum is without doubt the greatest and biggest museum experience in North East England. Less than 25 minutes drive from South Shields every building in this museum has been sourced, catalogued, taken apart brick and brick, each part numbered, then rebuilt and reconstituted in an open air environment where everyone can walk around in the past. They have towns, villages, churches, mines, shops, farms, manor halls, a railway station, goods yard, and public transport. All of the old vehicles are lovingly restored and maintained on site in perfect working order, this place needs at least two or three visits to take it all in.

All of the pictures were shot very recently and then I attempted to age and fade them, and even damage them to recreate an authentic early 1900s feel. I hope you enjoy this series.

This is a coal mine, and yes you can take guided tours underground to the seams. They also have (on the left) their own steam trains to pull the "tubs" of coal to the staithes to be loaded onto ships. Genuine ex-miners tell you the history of this dangerous and productive industry that we used to have.

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Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle recherche

7 Dec 2017 9:27am

STEED from D, France

Lomo's nostalgia,is'nt it ? Love this,Curly ...

7 Dec 2017 12:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Fabulous treatment. It looks like it was taken a very long time ago!

8 Dec 2017 1:16am

Devi from Chennai, India

What an " antique " feel here !

8 Dec 2017 1:48pm

mohammad from isfahan, Iran

A memorable documentary and history record,
Professional edits should not be ignored CURLY!BRAVO to you!

8 Dec 2017 6:15pm

Pentax K100D
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F/9.5
ISO 800
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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beamish-museum
coal-mine

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