Archive : The Deep 2012 (detail)

black and white, Diary, Hull, landscape, Photography

A confluence of light, river, sky, land, carefully positioned clouds on an otherwise blue sky, a brilliant summer afternoon, ingredients to transform a rather mundane scene

(the back of The Deep)

into something that stuck in my mind.

Over the years Sammy Point have evolved from being a derelict finger of land to meet the rivers that define the city.

In medieval times a fort was built on it, although located further in land, to defend the port from the marauding Danish seafarers.

The fort was abandoned, its only traces in the stories of the city, and the recently excavated foundations visible in a dig.

The Deep, designed by Terry Farrell, is one of the few successful Millennium projects.