☆ Photo Break: Somerset Flood Defence

Flood defences on a street in Somerset, with a handy gap for the water to go when high tide hits.

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Somerset flood defence

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* Somerset is a county at the bottom of the UK.
It’s mostly rural, with close connections to the Bristol channel and twinned 
with the Atlantic Ocean.

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Images that are topical, thought provoking, funny, tragic, spiritual and a bit awesome (both in its original sense, and it’s current usage, meaning that it’s vaguely interesting).

Because our world exists as we perceive it, not as it is (in that it isn’t);
looking at it laterally can be quite helpful.

It’s high time I started sharing these little gems that are stored in my imagination, memory and hard dive. (They were saved for a rainy day LoL)

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Credits:

☆ Top photo: Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, BBC 1
☆ Train photo: @Telegraph on Twitter
Submerged train line via Buzzfeed

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Somerset by Train

Somerset by Train

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☆ Our Love and Prayers go out to all beings affected by the floods in Somerset

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Somerset train line

After the weekend’s rain, here’s that train line now.

Hey, and guess what
that flood barrier didn’t work.
Donations for those affected can be sent via
the Somerset Emergency Flood Relief Fund Appeal.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mummaz
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 11:44:13

    Is this the new Aqua Train, ready to compete with the Channel Tunnel one

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  2. Jinxy
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 20:48:48

    LOL of course! I should think flood water could get round those sandbags!

    Isn’t it terrible that another case of countryside mismanagement by the government has caused further avoidable loss?!
    They did nothing, despite being asked to dredge the waterways so that flooding didn’t happen again, and now see!
    It’s rained in winter causing silted up streams and rivers to burst thier banks. What a suprise. Homes, businesses and livelihoods wrecked again, even before the flood damage from before had been cleaned up. Debris containing fertilisers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, overflowing septic tanks and all sorts of rubbish will have been washed into houses, offices and public areas. It’s an appalling mess.

    It’s OK to make a joke of the bags of aggregate used as a defence; but they’ll be about as much use as the govt is in protecting the poor Westcountrymen against the floods.

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    • Shanti Baku
      Feb 11, 2014 @ 05:36:28

      Evil, isn’t it.
      I do believe that the UK government is in line with the US policy of running down independent farms; so that we all become reliant upon supermarket produce. It’s part of tightening the grip of state control.

      My ma just told me of a farmer in Somerset she knows of, had to take 600 head of cows to market this w/end. That’s his livelihood gone poor chap. Hard to start again after that. And that is what our governments want.
      It’s all a bit crap, really.

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      • Shanti Baku
        Feb 12, 2014 @ 22:59:59

        * via Deborah on Facebook:

        I think as businesses go bust and livelihoods are lost, the men with the money – you know, the ones, like so many of the Tories, who got everything for nothing – will be stepping in to snap up land at bargain basement rates. Then loads more houses will be built on the flood plain.

        I actually do wish that hideous Morrisons warehouse that has blighted Willow Man would flood.

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  3. mark
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 21:10:22

    train traveling through water looks a bit scary and surreal.
    May there never arise in this world
    The miseries of incurable disease, famine, or war,
    Or the dangers of earthquakes, fires,
    Floods, storms, and so forth.

    Reply

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  5. Dilip
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 07:02:08

    Trust and hope by now all the affected folk have healed physically and in spirits.
    Regards!

    Reply

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