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Lynmouth: the Rhenish Tower

On the quay at the end of the harbour is the Rhenish Tower. This was built in the 1860s to store saltwater for indoor baths but later fitted with a light to act as a beacon. It was badly damaged in the devastating floods of 1952 but rebuilt to its original form. It acquired its name after it was said to resemble a tower on the River Rhine.

HWW, have a great day.
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Loose_Grip/Pete said:

The tower is an interesting combination of red brick & stone. I wonder why it is called Rhenish Tower?
HWW Herb.
4 months ago

Herb Riddle replied to Loose_Grip/Pete:

Glad you liked this one Peter. My Google research came up with this: "It acquired its name since it was said to resemble a tower on the River Rhine."

HBM. Enjoy the day. Herb
4 months ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Remarquable et excellente prise de cette magnifique tour si belle et si imposante.
Bonne et agréable journée apaisante.
4 months ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle replied to Malik Raoulda:

Always good to read your comments Makik.

HBM. Enjoy the week. Herb
4 months ago

TOZ said:

A great building to photograph Herb very nice composition like the red brickwork with the stone.
HWW have a good day.
Gordon
4 months ago

Herb Riddle replied to TOZ:

The last, I think of my photos from the harbour of Lynmouth. Glad you liked it.

HBM. Enjoy the week. Herb
4 months ago

Makrofan said:

HWW!
4 months ago ( translate )

Wierd Folkersma said:

HWW Herb!
4 months ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Excellent image with a nice atmosphere and interesting notes Herb, HWW !
4 months ago

Roger (Grisly) replied to Roger (Grisly):

Thank you for posting your image in the group
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4 months ago

Xata said:

Superb... HWW Herb
4 months ago ( translate )

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

A lovely picture and good information Herb. I didn't know that!
All the best, Rosa.
4 months ago

Dinesh said:

Beautiful image and sight HWW Have a great day
4 months ago

Keith Burton said:

A very impressive looking tower................and whoever re-built it has done a superb job matching the stonework with that of the quay!

Very well composed and taken Herb!
4 months ago

Ulrich John said:

Looks great, Herb ! HWW and a very nice evening for you !
4 months ago