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Dover in Winter

Photographs of the town, port, and surrounding areas on those rare occasions (relative to how I remember my childhood!) that we are lucky enough to have snow. One or two frosty photos may sneak their way in, too. All photos in this folder were originally uploaded to the Panoramio "Images of Dover" website at: http://www.panoramio.com/user/250345

Dover Town and Castle in Winter from the Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Snow, December 2009. Terrace of houses above terminator (shadow line) are Victoria Park. Ruins of Old St James the Apostle Church, now World War II memorial, near bottom-right. Skyline: C1 Roman Pharos, C10 Saxon St Mary-in-Castro church, Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) of C12 Norman castle. Masts on left are Second World War Chain Home Radar station, Swingate. Urban Panorama. See: www.panoramio.com...

Church of St Mary the Virgin in Winter, Dover, Kent, England, UK: Bell Tower, weather vane, and clock of St Mary's parish church and snow. Church of England, CofE Listed Building. Lady Chapel in left-hand aisle, Organ in right. Tower sundial not in shot. Originally a Roman site: Saxon church burnt 1066, Norman church built pre-1086; Victorian restoration 1843-1844. Located Cannon Street, CT16 1BY. Urban Dover Architecture and Medieval History. See: www.panoramio.com...

Victorian Park Keeper’s Lodge under Snow, Connaught Park, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Location: Connaught Road and Park Avenue junction. The park is set on the hillside between Dover Castle and the town in the River Dour valley. It has tennis courts, children's play area, aviary, ornamental lake, flower beds, terrraced lawns, trees, and open grass slopes. A December 2010 Dover in Winter, Nature, Wildlife, Parks and Gardens, Recreation and Sports photo. See: www.panoramio.com...

Winter Reflections in the River Dour, Pencester Gardens, Dover, Kent, England, UK. View from Dieu Stone Lane foot-bridge (Maison Dieu Road) of river heading towards the sea. Urban park opened 1924, now has lawns, flowerbeds, trees, children's playground, millenium bandstand pavilion, timeline path engraved with town history. Sports facilities: Cycling (BMX), skate boarding, and in-line skating. Snow, Nature, Parks and Gardens, Recreation and Leisure. See www.panoramio.com...

The Victorian Zig Zags Park under Snow, Dover, Kent, England, UK. A new Castle Hill Road was built in 1799, old one (stage-coach route) converted into Zig-Zags walk, "ornamented with trees and shrubs", when John Adcock first became mayor in 1885. Devastated by 1987 hurricane. Right: Dover Castle. In front: Connaught Park. Behind: Laureston Place and Victoria Park. Winter (December 2010): Dover History, Parks and Gardens, Trees, Nature and Landscape. See: www.panoramio.com...

The Moats of Dead Man's Island in Winter, Western Heights, Dover, England, UK. A video slideshow of a walk around the snow-covered deep revetted ditches connecting the North Centre Bastion, Detached Bastion, and North Entrance. Ruins of Dover's Forgotten Fortress: a defense system on the North Downs begun during the Napoleonic Wars then continued in mid-Victorian era. British Army Military History. Winter 2010 (February). See more videos of these fortifications: www.youtube.com/...

Dover Harbour and English Channel from the snow-covered Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Western Docks: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' Balmoral Cruise Ship, Admiralty Pier, and Jetfoil Basin. Prince of Wales Pier, Clock Tower, old Hoverport, Lord Warden House (ex-hotel, World War II Royal Navy HMS Wasp). Dover Marina: Tug Haven, Tidal Harbour, Crosswall Quay (Lifeboat Station), and Granville Dock. Winter 2009 Port of Dover Tourism, Travel, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

MS Balmoral Cruise Ship and snow-covered Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, England, UK. Zoom photo of the English Channel from the Western Heights. Passenger ship owner Fred Olsen Cruise Lines: Call Sign C6II4, IMO 8506294, MMSI 308785000. Ex-Crown Odyssey, Norwegian Crown. December 19th, 2009, prior to leaving on a 2 night mini-cruise to Amsterdam, Holland (Netherlands) for Christmas shopping. Winter Port of Dover travel, tourism, and vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

Western Docks and Dover Marina from the Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Large snow-covered area on left is the old hoverport apron. Below are yachts and boats in the Tidal Harbour, bounded at top by Dolphin Jetty and on the right by Crosswall Quay (building is Dover Lifeboat Station with orange RNLB 17-09 City of London II alongside); Granville Dock below quay. MS Balmoral cruise ship on Admiralty Pier. Winter (December 2009) Travel and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

Victorian Inner Bridge Ruins under Snow, North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Classic view of the drawbridge (left) and bridge combination that spans the South Tenaille Moat; the Tenaille, a monolithic block, is the brickwork on the right, road tunnel on left behind drawbridge beams. Part of Dover's Forgotten Fortress, a defense system begun during the Napoleonic Wars then continued in mid-Victorian era. Winter 2010 (February). See: www.panoramio.com...

The Bird Bath and Park Keeper’s Lodge under Snow, Connaught Park, Connaught Road, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Set on the hillside between Dover Castle and the town in the River Dour valley, this Victorian park contains tennis courts, children's play area, aviary, ornamental lake, flower beds, terrraced lawns, and open grass slopes dotted with trees. A December 2010 Dover in Winter, Nature, Wildlife, Parks and Gardens, Recreation and Sports photo. See: www.panoramio.com...

Winter Panorama from Dover Marina to Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Snow-covered yachts, sailing and fishing boats (including SY713 Spindrift C) on quayside above non-tidal Granville Dock with Wellington Dock beyond; both docks are Listed Buildings. Waterloo Crescent on right, Snargate Street on left, Burlington House in centre, and Victoria Park below Dover Castle on skyline. January 2013 from A20 Limekiln Street railway bridge. Travel and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

A Winter Sunrise on the Prince of Wales Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, England, UK. Behind the frost-covered roof of the Harbour View Cafe is the Prince of Wales Pier Light. Built in 1902, this lighthouse is a 46-feet high stone tower with a very quick flashing green light (VQ, 100+ flashes per minute). To the left of the cafe is the distant Admiralty Pier Light, the Western Entrance, English Channel, and Cliffs of France. Port of Dover Tourism and Travel. See www.panoramio.com...

Close-up of St Mary’s Parish Church in Sunshine and Snow, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Chancel (apse) end of St Mary the Virgin, a Church of England, CofE Listed Building. Lady Chapel in right-hand aisle, Organ in left. Originally a Roman site: Saxon church burnt 1066, Norman church built before 1086; Victorian restoration 1843-1844. Located Cannon Street, CT16 1BY. View: Church Street. Winter 2013 Urban Dover Architecture and Medieval History photo. See: www.panoramio.com...

The Hidden Houses of East Cliff below Dover Castle under Snow, Kent, England, UK. Early morning view (January 2013). When this area of land beneath the White Cliffs of Dover was first built upon it was considered "extra-parochial" (ie not subject to municipal rates). 57 and 58 are the "First and Last" pub (ex-Albion). Unseen on the left are the rear entrances to much grander properties that front onto "East Cliff (Marine Parade)". Urban Dover, Winter. See: www.panoramio.com...

Dragon’s Teeth Anti-Tank Obstacles under Snow, The Spur, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Dragon's teeth (German: Drachenzähne, literally "dragon teeth") are square-pyramidal fortifications of reinforced concrete first used during the Second World War (World War II, WWII). Location: north end of Dover Castle on Spur earthwork (with Ravelin). Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Ancient Monument. British Army, History, Travel and Tourism. More at: www.panoramio.com...

The Clock Tower and Granville Dock under Snow, Dover Marina, Kent, England, UK. Crosswall Quay runs across centre in front of which are yachts and boats in non-tidal Granville Dock; right-of-centre is Dover Lifeboat Station building. Between quay and Clocktower is the Tidal Harbour. Behind tower is smoke from the MS Spirit of Britain cross-English Channel ferry (P and O Ferries) en route to Calais, France. Winter 2013 (January). Travel and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

Witch’s Hat Millenium Pavilion under Snow, Pencester Gardens, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Urban park with lawns, flowerbeds, skate park, and children's play area. Timeline path engraved with town history connects bandstand with central pathways. River Dour on far side. Park also bounded by Bus Station, Biggin Street shopping precinct, and Castle Street. Dover Castle on skyline, Victoria Park terrace of houses below. Sport, Leisure, Tourism and Travel. See: www.panoramio.com...

A Dramatic Sky and the Lord Warden House under Snow, Dover Harbour, Kent, England, UK. Built as the Lord Warden Hotel in the Western Docks by Victorian architect Samuel Beazley between 1848-1853. Became Royal Navy's HMS Wasp Shore Station during Second World War. Now Lord Warden House and offices of freight agents. Grade II Listed Building. Winter view (January 2013) from A20 Limekiln Street railway bridge. Architecture, World War II, and History. See: www.panoramio.com...

St Mary the Virgin Parish Church in Snow and Sunshine, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Eastern (chancel, apse) end of St Mary's, a Church of England, CofE Listed Building. Lady Chapel in right-hand aisle, Organ in left. Originally a Roman site: Saxon church burnt 1066, Norman church built before 1086; Victorian restoration 1843-1844. Located Cannon Street, CT16 1BY. View from Stembrook. Winter 2013 Urban Dover Architecture and Medieval History photo. See www.panoramio.com...

St Mary the Virgin Parish Church in Sunhine and Snow, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Eastern (chancel, apse) end of St Mary's, a Church of England, CofE Listed Building. Lady Chapel in right-hand aisle, Organ in left. Originally a Roman site: Saxon church burnt 1066, Norman church built before 1086; Victorian restoration 1843-1844. Located Cannon Street, CT16 1BY. View from Stembrook. Winter 2013 Urban Dover Architecture and Medieval History photo. See www.panoramio.com...

The Dover Museum Listed Building in Winter, Market Square, Kent, England, UK. Museum facade is the only remaining part of 1846 Victorian Market Hall that was built on site of 1746 Town Gaol. Damaged by shells and bombs in World War II. New building contains Silver Screen Cinema, entrance in Gaol Lane on left. Discovery Centre and Dover Library to the right, Ellie Cafe Bar (pub) to the left. Snow in February, 2012. Urban Dover Architecture and History. See: www.panoramio.com...

Dover Castle and Town in Winter from the Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Snow, December 2009. Skyline: C1 Roman Pharos, C10 Saxon St Mary-in-Castro church, Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) of C12 Norman castle. Masts on left are Second World War Chain Home Radar station, Swingate. Terrace of houses above terminator (shadow line) are Victoria Park. Old St James the Apostle Church ruins, now World War II memorial, at bottom-right. Urban Snow Panorama. See: www.panoramio.com...

Great Tower of Dover Castle at Night, Kent, England, UK. Top-left: Henry II's Keep, Inner Curtain Wall (Inner Bailey), silhouette of Godsfoe's Tower (Devil's Tower). Bottom-left: unseen Spur and World War II Dragon's Teeth anti-tank defences. Bottom-right: snow-covered Castle Hill Road, Connaught Road, Constable's Road. Center-right: Constable's Gateway, drawbridge. Listed Building, English Heritage site, Ancient Monument. Norman Medieval History. See www.panoramio.com...

Unusual light conditions over snow-covered Dover Seafront, Kent, England, UK. December 2009 winter panorama of Dover Harbour and Eastern Docks from Western Heights. A2 Jubilee Way, White Cliffs of Dover at East Cliff; Waterloo Crescent, Gateway Flats, Marine Parade, New Bridge, and Beach; A20 Townwall Street and York Street roundabout. Cross-English Channel Ferry Terminal: P and O Ferries, Norfolk Line (now DFDS Seaways), Seafrance; Eastern Arm Pier. See www.panoramio.com...