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Having been inspired by Craig (Macjake) Francesco (francio64) Paul (PaulVDV) to name but a few on TE, This is my first attempt at a Blue Hour photo of the Old Customs House at Ipswich Docks. Built in 1845, the Old Custom House presides over the Wet Dock, which when it was opened in 1842 was the largest area of enclosed water of its kind in England.
The classical style of the building is particularly impressive from the dockside, with its four columned portico bearing the Ipswich Coat-of-Arms of lion rampant and the stern of three ships supported by sea-horses, a reminder of the town's maritime heritage.
The Old Custom House now the offices of Ipswich Port Authority was opened in 1845. The Waterfront area is now the "new" Ipswich with restaurants, a hotel, marina and new homes.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 1 N: 2670] (11752)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-08-23
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/6 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-08-24 21:54
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