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Boundary Marker

Cast iron harbour boundary marker. IoE 236712

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Media ID 425236

© John Spence Source: Images of England

Coastal Listed Victorian Water North Umberland


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This print showcases a remarkable piece of history, the "Boundary Marker" located in coastal Northumberland. Crafted from cast iron, this Victorian-era harbour boundary marker stands tall as a testament to the region's rich maritime heritage. Listed by Historic England and bearing the IoE number 236712, it serves as a visual reminder of the importance of delineating boundaries in order to maintain order and safety at sea. The photograph beautifully captures the marker against a backdrop of glistening water and endless horizons, emphasizing its significance within this coastal landscape. The intricate details on its surface tell stories of countless ships that have passed by over the years, leaving their mark on these shores. John Spence's expert eye has perfectly framed this image, allowing viewers to appreciate both the grandeur of this historical artifact and its harmonious integration with nature. The contrast between solid cast iron and fluid waves creates an intriguing juxtaposition that invites contemplation about man's relationship with his environment. As we gaze upon this print, our minds are transported back in time to an era when bustling harbours were gateways to adventure and trade. This photograph not only preserves a moment frozen in time but also encourages us to reflect on how our past shapes our present-day experiences along these coastlines. Through John Spence's lens, we are reminded that even seemingly ordinary objects like boundary markers can hold immense cultural value when viewed through an appreciative lens.

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