Strange as a it may seem for a county that is almost synonymous with "The Lake District" this is an old port that earned its living as much through the export of coal as the products of more rural trades. In fact the whole coast in this area has an industrial tradition that is largely unknown outside of the area.
I'm not sure if any of these images count as "macro" shots, but they are detail shots and I tend to think of them in the same sort of way.
I was drawn to take a picture of the warning sign because of its impending sense of doom - as if something really rather bad could happen at any moment - I think this reflects the current state that Maryport finds itself in.
You can find more (real) macro shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro. SM