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The Twin Towers

Those of you with sharp eyes will see the two radio masts which date back to the days when Droitwich was on every radio dial with exotic names like Hilversum. Back in the 1970s I nearly got arrested for taking photographs of them at night. The police thought I was something to do with the IRA. It seemed difficult for the one officer to unrderstand that to get a shot with the moon in was easier at night. As it happened the pictures were rubbish

The Twin Towers

Those of you with sharp eyes will see the two radio masts which date back to the days when Droitwich was on every radio dial with exotic names like Hilversum. Back in the 1970s I nearly got arrested for taking photographs of them at night. The police thought I was something to do with the IRA. It seemed difficult for the one officer to unrderstand that to get a shot with the moon in was easier at night. As it happened the pictures were rubbish

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Sep 2020, 00:54
I see the towers, but my attention is captured by the Bloke who is hiking with another bloke on his back, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I think he was off to bury him somewhere Ray
A fine photo Bill. You reprobate you ! smile
Bill Phillips: It was a bizarre experience
Lovely view!!
You are a trouble maker!
Bill Phillips: I was just an innocent photo snapper
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2020, 04:54
I'm so pleased your photographic skill have remained consistent

Actually there's a lot to see in this agreeable snap..
Bill Phillips: I think my photographic skills peaked at the age of about 8
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Sep 2020, 05:48
After visiting Chris' blog today I am glad to see this quiet landscape. Hilversum sounds Dutch. A funny story.
Bill Phillips: It is Philine. The old radio dials had all sorts of strange names on them but I don't recall ever being able to pick up a signal!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Sep 2020, 05:54
Ah yes, the good old days of the "wireless". Most had a bit of string which moved the pointer along the dial whilst tuning the thing in to some dodgy AM signal. I've found it easier to take a photo of the moon in early morning light.

LOL at Chris.
Bill Phillips: It is but I was on my way home at night and the moon was right by the towers. Yes I laughed at Chris too
I have always said you should be arrested for your photography..
Bill Phillips: It is the nearest I have ever been.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Sep 2020, 07:01
Love the funny story. I always say hello to them when I pass by, as I did on Tuesday.
Bill Phillips: They are a part of the history of this area
I'm showing my age by saying I remember those radio stations with names I didn't recognise, including Droitwich at the time. That apart it is rather a pleasant landscape.
Bill Phillips: It was a nice view on a recent stroll Brian
i could make out the towers only after you pointed them out, Bill. this is a fine landscape and your shot is extremely nice. in the name of security, people and societies have become incredibly sensitive.
Bill Phillips: It was at the time of the IRA bombings in the UK and Droitwich is only 20 odd miles from Birmingham so people were very jumpy
That's funny. You are right about taking shots of the moon at night.
Bill Phillips: Tends to be easier although you do get the sun in daytime now and then
I had forgotten about all the names on the old sets, how things have changed
Bill Phillips: They certainly have Martin
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 10 Sep 2020, 19:31
I thought l had commented on this earlier today
Love the cloudscape and the landscape!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 11 Sep 2020, 15:16
Twin Towers means something different here

beautiful landscape and i like how you included the tree in the forefront
Bill Phillips: Sadly it does. I was thinking go the Lord of the rings a lot of which is based on places around nearby Birmingham

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