Blackpool Tower At Night

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Chris Lakin on August 17, 2008

Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire in England which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. (grid reference SD306360). Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris it rises to 158m (518ft 9 inches). The Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.[1] The tower can be seen from Barrow-in-Furness across Morecambe Bay 21 miles (35 km) away. It is a Grade 1 listed buildingBlackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire in England which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. (grid reference SD306360). Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris it rises to 158m (518ft 9 inches). The Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.[1] The tower can be seen from Barrow-in-Furness across Morecambe Bay 21 miles (35 km) away. It is a Grade 1 listed building. The idea for the tower came when Blackpool Mayor John Bickerstaffe commissioned the design of a new landmark for the town after he visited the Great Paris Exhibition in 1889 and was impressed by the Eiffel Tower. When he returned to Blackpool he set up a committee of businessmen in order to raise the funds to build a similar design in the town.

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  • Uploaded on August 17, 2008
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    by Chris Lakin
    • Camera: OLYMPUS CORPORATION C750UZ
    • Exposure: 4.000s
    • Focal Length: 8.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO58
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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