Friday, July 21, 2006

Old Portsmouth and the Tower

A view of Old Portsmouth and the Spinnaker Tower from the car ferry on leaving Portsmouth.You can clearly see the masts of HMS Victory and HMS Warrior to the left and the cranes of the new Gunwharf buildings to the right. The tall white building just next to the Spinnaker Tower is the headquarters of Pall Europe (they make some kind of industrial filters).

The land with the white building is called the 'Spice Island' which, in the old days, used to import many exotic spices from the Carribean. The only cargo that Portsmouth receives these days are bananas - and they go up to the container port further up the harbour. You can see a better view of the actual Spice Island here.

View Satellite view of The Spice Island @ Google Maps.

3 Comments:

Blogger edwin s said...

as much as I loved your fireworks series, I couldn't wait for more stunning views of your portsmouth. and here it is! the balance between old and new. my favourite subject. I appreciate it when architects don't disrupt the landscape by building monstrosities. This is a wonderful shot!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Lovely shot of this lovely scene. Thanks for all the detailed commentary. Spice Island captures my imagination. Here in the States, there is a spice brand called Spice Island, and my kitchen cupboard is full of them. Thanks for including the link for the sat. view, too.
-Kim

7:24 PM  
Blogger JAZEVOX said...

i would like to see this tower one day!

6:30 AM  

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