Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bonehill Glow, Path Between Trees and Red Frame White Light

"Bonehill Glow" :- High up on the hill and overlooking Widecombe-in-the-Moor (a small village located within the heart of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England) there sits a large granite formation known as Bonehill Rocks. Most of the huge granite stone outcrops on Dartmoor are known as Tors but there are quite a few (54 in all) that are known simplay as rocks (e.g. Ausewell Rocks, Hemstone Rocks etc). Why they are known as rocks and not Tors is a mystery as there's nothing as far as the eye can see that differentiates one formation from the other. Anyway, this image was shot at Bonehill Rocks during a 21:00 hrs sunset in May. The list of formations not known as 'Tors' is as follows :- AUSEWELL ROCKS, BEACON ROCKS, BLACK ROCKS, BLACKATOR ROCKS, BONEHILL ROCKS, BROADA STONES, BROADUN ROCKS, BUTTERN ROCKS, CHARLIE'S ROCKS, CHERRYBROOK ROCKS, CLITTER ROCKS, DRY LAKE ROCKS, EMSWORTHY ROCKS, FALL ROCKS, FLOCK O' SHEEP, FLOUR ROCKS, FORD ROCKS, GNATS ROCKS, GRADNOR ROCKS, GREATOR ROCKS, HEMSTONE ROCKS, HINGSTON ROCKS, JOHN CANN'S ROCKS, KIT ROCKS, LOWTON ROCKS, MANATON ROCKS, OLD HILL ROCKS, OUTCOMBE ROCKS, PEEK DOWN ROCKS, PETER STONE ROCKS, PIKDON ROCKS, PIXIES PARLOUR, PRINCE HALL ROCKS, PROWTYTOWN ROCKS, ROCKS, THE, RYDERS ROCKS, SADDLE CLOVE ROCK, SADDLE ROCK, SCOBETOR ROCKS, SCORHILL ROCKS, SETTERS ROCKS, SHAPTOR ROCKS, SMALLACOMBE ROCKS, SOUTHCOTT ROCKS, TAW ROCKS, THREE ROCKS, THE, TUNHILL ROCKS, WEST CLEAVE ROCKS, WHITENKNOWLES ROCKS, WILDBANKS ROCKS, WOODER ROCKS,YEALM ROCKS

"Path Between Trees" :- A small dirt track / path winds across the hillside and through a crop of trees at Devil's Dyke near Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England. The picturesque beauty spot is actually in West Sussex but it's only a few miles from East Sussex and it's famous seaside resort so many regard it as being part of Brighton, even though it's not. To the right of the image you can see the land fall away sharply, that's the 'Dyke' itself , a 100m deep V-shaped valley carved by tremendous amounts of water running off the Downs during the last Ice Age.

"Red Frame White Light" :- It's funny how some things become iconic in their own right when they originally started off life as something rather simple and mundane. The Volkswagen Beetle trascended into that realm along with the Spitfire plane, Bic Biro, Pyrex measuring cup, Chuck Taylor Converse Sneakers, Safety pins and the Angelpoise Lamp. There are also designs from TV and Film that have become things of legend and taken off with a life of their own like the Daleks (Doctor Who), Lemarchand's box (Hellraiser) and the DeLorean Time Machine (Back to the Future). But if you mention England to people their thoughts conjure up images of red double decker buses and red iron phone boxes. The red telephone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and it spread throughout the land and could at one point be found in every village, town and city. Of course they are now a thing of the past and have been superseded by modern technology and the mobile phone. However, some have survived and are (believe it or not) still in use within the UK. This phone box lit up at night is a K6 model from 1935 and is located in the famous stone circle village of Avebury in Wiltshire, England.

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