Pier at Rocks, riverside park by sugarmuser

Pier at Rocks, riverside park

This pier was built to bring in Coral to the cement manufacturing plant in 1880. Coral! my mind boogles.
So green! Good leading lines letting your eye wander through the photo, I like how you haven't 'mucked about' with this too much in editing....
February 5th, 2013  
Lovely scene Sharon
February 5th, 2013  
I wonder what will cause the minds of future generations to boggle as they look back on us :)
February 5th, 2013  
Lovely view Sharon, shame about the Coral.
February 5th, 2013  
@pizzaboy I have the halo effect on the left hand side tree... it doesn't show up until I download it here.
February 5th, 2013  
Beautiful shot, love the leading lines.
February 5th, 2013  
That's an interesting bit of information. Awful to think of where the coral may have come from. Nice shot.
February 5th, 2013  
beautiful view
February 5th, 2013  
Vee
Nice capture of a pretty day in a pretty place!
February 5th, 2013  
Glorious looking day.
February 6th, 2013  
Coral, I'm confused. Great shot though!!
February 6th, 2013  
Very pretty shot.
February 6th, 2013  
Looks so warm and sunny there - very pleasant. :o)
February 6th, 2013  
@bdb3471 They played around with the idea of using coral in cement mixtures.
February 6th, 2013  
Nicely composed! I like all the shades of green!
February 6th, 2013  
It was probably used for landing the sand and gravel that was barged up the river as well. Coral, it wouldn't be allowed these days, thank goodness!
February 6th, 2013  
Cool photo. Looks like a great location.
February 6th, 2013  
great scene and capture!
February 6th, 2013  
Beautiful capture! Coral? @asutherland1964 thanks for the explanation I was confused lol.
February 6th, 2013  
nice shot
February 6th, 2013  
Is this Brisbane?
February 6th, 2013  
I'm into piers right now and this is so nice. And my mind boggles at coral to make cement. I had no idea. I do think I remember seeing construction of walls in Charleston, NC out of sea shells.
February 6th, 2013  
Wonderful capture, Sharon. Great view.
February 6th, 2013  
@rachelmackenzie @asutherland1964 they actually used it to bring Coral in to be used in cement..
February 6th, 2013  
@sabresun yes Matt... :)
February 6th, 2013  
lol they used to burn the coral to make lime for the cement...they also used clam shells :-D
February 6th, 2013  
@markjohnstone shocking, but then we do use up all our resources. Thanks Mark
February 6th, 2013  
Great shot Sharon, but staggering that coral was used to make cement. My mind is equally boggled!! I flew over the Great Barrier Reef once and was astounded at its beauty.
February 6th, 2013  
@seanoneill it was used up until 1998, when the government decided not to renew their licence to take coral out of Morton Bay...
February 6th, 2013  
excellent,just the thought of coral cement cracks me up,those crazy people from the past. great photo though i like the two trees frame the river and the pier leads you on down it.
February 6th, 2013  
coral arrrrggghhh!!!!!! gorgeous looking place tho
February 6th, 2013  
Super line of the pier. I like how the treeline follows it.
February 6th, 2013  
@sugarmuser Thought so. Found some interesting footage from British Pathe showing the pier and how they operated it in 1962.
February 6th, 2013  
@sabresun yer... I am confused the signage at the pier said 1880
February 6th, 2013  
@sugarmuser There's probably been some sort of pier there since 1880. Cement wasn't even invented until the twentieth century!
February 6th, 2013  
@sabresun It stated that the pier was constructed to bring in the coral... will be reading it again next time I go for a walk there.
February 6th, 2013  
@sugarmuser Actually, I'm wrong it was invented in 1824, by Joseph Aspdin, So, it was easily used in the 1880's. No film footage of that though. ;)
February 6th, 2013  
@sugarmuser It was used to bring in the coral. If you look at the film they dumped the coral in front of the pier in the water. and then used cranes situated over the pier to haul the coral onto the pier.
February 6th, 2013  
@sabresun taking coral out of our bay for 100 years to produce cement... we are silly, now we are worried about climate control because it will kill our reef. Nature giveth and taketh away...
February 6th, 2013  
Very nice composition of this scenery, but sorry for the coral :(
February 7th, 2013  
This is a lovely scene Sharon!!
February 9th, 2013  
Beautiful shot!
February 12th, 2013  
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