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Keith Burton
Hilsea Lines

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Hilsea Lines, Portsmouth.

Hilsea Lines, Portsmouth.
The Hilsea Lines are a line of 18th- and 19th-century fortifications built at Hilsea to protect the northern approach to Portsea Island, an island off the southern coast of England which forms the majority of the city of Portsmouth and its key naval base. They are now used as a green space and leisure area.

In the 1930s the western end of the moat became known as the Hilsea lagoon and in the mid-1930s work was done on the banks and it was turned into a boating lake. In the same period the land between the boating lake and the lines was converted into part of the leisure area (which also includes Hilsea Lido, an outdoor swimming pool).

The moat is no longer a boating lake, but part of it is used as a training area for water-skiing and similar water sports. There is also also a large BMX track. Despite it's closeness to the M275 and other main roads it's a lovely quiet place for a walk.

More info here for any history buffs: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilsea_Lines

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trester88, Frans Schols, Claudine Gaulier-Denis, Jean Paul Capdeville and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo

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©UdoSm club
A beautiful complex and the reflections make it even more beautiful...
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Looks very beautiful there, Keith ! A quiet place ! And the reflections are also very nice !
2 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Looks very quiet and peaceful; lovelyu capture with nice reflections Keith.
2 months ago.
Proxar club
Beautiful view + reflection!
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I find the coast line of this area really interesting Keith. I am putting The Hilsea Lines on my list of places to visit....goodness knows when that will be though! I will follow your link and have a good read in a moment.

The gentle reflections are beautiful and the strong lines of the bridge make a good focal point. I've just noticed the weeping willow (?) and its lovely reflection! A superb shot.
2 months ago.
Jean club
This sounds a lovely place with sporty things to do and lots of tranquil areas too. The reflections are beautiful and there are some lovely trees.
2 months ago.
Ajophotog club
They need to put rowing boats back on there. Nice snap Matey.
2 months ago.
Keith Burton club has replied to Ajophotog club
I remember those from when I was a kid. Glad you like the shot mate!
8 weeks ago.
neira-Dan club
superbe capture !! Le vert et les reflets top !!
8 weeks ago.
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
8 weeks ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Lovely picture Keith.
8 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Such lovely comments from you all.................I'm very pleased you like this one. I have a few more of this area to post at some stage. Thanks folks..!!
8 weeks ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
HFF-Keith ..mooi landschap-Blijf gezond ook de volgende week!
8 weeks ago.
Keith Burton club has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Thanks Fred..............you too!
8 weeks ago.
Berny club
Perfect quality, such nice colors and reflections!
8 weeks ago.
Keith Burton club has replied to Berny club
Thanks very much Berny!
8 weeks ago.
trester88 club
Ich mag die Spiegelung, die schönen Grüntöne und die Ruhe.
7 weeks ago.
Keith Burton club has replied to trester88 club
It was the silence that attracted me to this place. Thank you my friend.
7 weeks ago.

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