This view is from bridge #29 of the Ashton Canal, a footbridge which links the towpath on the left to the Portland Basin Museum.
The canal basin is home to several families of Canada geese.
On the left is the packhorse bridge over the entrance to the Peak Forest Canal.
In the background is Junction Mill chimney. The octagonal chimney, 210 feet (64m) high with an unusual tulip-shaped top was built in 1867 to serve Samuel Heginbottom's cotton-spinning mill which operated from 1831 to 1930. The mill itself was eventually demolished and replaced in recent years with canalside apartments called "Boatmans Walk". In 2000 the chimney was bought by Tameside Council and restored.
In the right foreground is Lilith a restored wooden canal boat based at the Portland Basin.
I had just taken this photographer when I turned round to see what became an encounter with a squirrel which story I posted here last Sunday.
A contribution to Weekend Reflections and Scenic Weekends.