hi it's me john again from newcastle it's pizzing down here looks nice there every one who is there enjoy our kid/brother said hey ! it's sunny here i thought he was pulling my leg so came on here and he wasn't lol
weheey no malcolm it wasn't me who cleaned the camera that's better av never looked for a few week's didn't think they were ever going to do it wait till i tell my brother it won't have been him neither lol doesn't that look better ! but thank's Viva or who ever cleaned it now all us blackpool lovers can enjoy ( john )
Yea going to see Wet Wet Wet and Rod Stewart on the Saturday.
Are you going MEL ?
Look carefully & you can see the Lightpool lights flickering away in front of the Towe
Over the next few hours it's gonna get very pinky on the Comedy Carpet as there is a Cancer Research "Race For Life" event which I believe starts at 7pm.
Lytham Festival this week.
yes brillant thanks for fixing this camera
Are we all happy now lol
Looking at the weather forecast for this week, the odds are not good. There is a fair amount of rain due but the wind is blowing from the east so chances of it hitting and cleaning the lens are not good so quite likely we're gonna be stuck with this murky view for a few more days.
Position of camera has been fine until the last month. I like this view
I have messaged skyline on facebook and they have messaged viva regarding the dirty camera lens
hi John thanks for explanation the obvious answer is is putting camera lower down or on a retractable pole like a flag pole still enjoy these free cameras around the world
I think I'll email both Blackpool Tower management and the Tourist Centre, and suggest they fit a new webcam on the Tower and/ or a nearby 'interesting' view, pointing out the issues with this one and suggesting they are taken into account with a new one. I think it's reasonable to expect either the Tower or the Tourist Centre to provide one for advertising Blackpool, considering that there are around 100 people on line most of the time, and they can advertise events on it as well. I might email the Pleasure Beach too.
no malcolm buddy ! he hate's heights lol he sits on his ass all day in front of a pc he won't clean it he he he av got no choice ! i fit alarms & cctv systems for a living but mine are normally only 2/3 floor's up so not to bad any more than 3 THEN NO WAY ! for me we have to hire a mobile lift / cherry picker hydraulic machine or i myself ! WILL NOT GO UP simple as that think that's about 4 if i remember right but could get between the piller's and rub it BUT IT REALLY SHOULD BE CLEANED FROM THE FRONT OF IT OFF A HYDRAULIC LIFT and no point putting a shield in front of it because the shield will do exactly the same as the lens they could have fitted a what we call a dome camera yes it will still get sea salt on it but they they wont need to go up to it as often as the rain or sea salt won't have hardened on the len's itself the rain will wash it off but cameras are funny things especially where they mounted that one but what can we do not a lot ? mmm john
Not sure what the future of the camera in its present location will be. The local newspaper is reporting that the parent company of Viva is in liquidation, but Viva will carry on normally, we can only hope the same goes for the camera.