Monday, May 28, 2007

Walney Island City, Furness, Cumbria, UK

Above shows Walney Island City, west of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK. Population in excess of 500,000; notable for its ethnic diversity. Famous for its array of art galleries, theatres, & cultural amenities; including Tate Walney, Gallery West Cumbria, & Walney Modern. Famous, too, for its restaurants, cafe-bars, & pubs. Famous, also, for its extensive & well-established bird and wildlife sanctuaries, to the south and north of the island. Combined road & rail bridges are planned to open in 2008: in the north between Walney and Millom, across Duddon Sands, and in the south between Walney and Morecombe, striding Morecombe Bay.


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