An area of reclaimed land and breakwater. This is one of my favourite places to photograph. After visiting this place almost every week for years, I have attempted to capture its elusive charm and timeless eccentricity!
The Gare was constructed from January 1861 to 1884 using 5 million tonnes of blast furnace slag and 18,000 tons of cement at a total cost of £219,393. The slag was supplied free from Tees-side blast furnaces by ironmasters who paid for its removal. The north end of the breakwater carrying the lighthouse uses blocks of concrete weighing from 40 up to 300 tons in weight. (Wikipedia)