Roker pier Sunderland England

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Comments (13)

Martyncuz on April 11, 2009

This is a fantastic picture. Well done!

Brian Brady on April 19, 2009

Hi John great shot, got your message ! cheers, Bladesman.

térkép ZSUZSA on May 26, 2009

What power pushing these water that high and somebody is cooking his dinner up there ?! Very good photograph ! Congratulation John !

Greetings, Zsuzsanna

Zsanna<Foto on June 14, 2009

Hi John Maybe the sun shine through the broken window, on the top floore... I can see from other pics, this lighthouse is abandoned !

Great photo ! Regards from Budapest,


john kirkwood on June 14, 2009

Thank you Zsuzsanna, but your wrong the lighthouse is still operational and an aid to navigation to the port of Sunderland.

térkép ZSUZSA on June 14, 2009

Well, if that so, somebody maybe cooking the supper up there...Cheers John, excellent photography !


john kirkwood on June 14, 2009

Lol Zsuzsanna, yeah the light and foghorn are all automated from the shore these days but a few years ago the keeper had to get out to lighthouse in these conditions through a gas lit half mile tunnel that runs all the way along the inside of the pier , but as you can see it needs quite a lot of maintenance, I actually used to work on it many years ago, it was first opened in 1903 so its withstood the test of time and the harsh seas that has been thrown at it.


Zsanna<Foto on June 15, 2009

I enjoy your nice comment John, it is interesting to know, you have personal connection to it and at these bad weather conditions had to go there to put the gas lit on and walk in the tunnel... It must be remarkable constracture which resist to the powerful pressures of storms ! I appreciate your explanation. It deserves a good maintenance... Thanks a lot !!!

Cheers, Zsuzsanna

sami bahloul on June 18, 2009

we must to call it " the rage of the nature " shows the power in the sea...and the weakness of the human....ver beatiful...voted..

95john95 on October 30, 2009

omfg i would absoloutly love to be there, nice picture anyways great angle

Von Epik on December 14, 2010

Very dynamic photo! Well done! Greetings

Patrice François on December 1, 2012

Superbe prise....J7...amicalement Patrice

SHoweMBOU on December 28, 2013

Roker Pier Lighthouse; white round tower, three red bands and cupola, 23m in height (Admiralty PIlot NP54).

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Photo taken in Marine Walk, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 0PH, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 7, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by john kirkwood
    • Taken on 2006/11/01 08:11:00
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 170.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash