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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Noto View Post
    Idyllic? With a mountain of slag and a giant smokestack in the background?
    To misquote Douglas Adams, "This must be some new definition of "idyllic" that I haven't come across before."

    P.S. It does look like a lovely place to be, Nick, but "the i word" set off my Hyperbole Alarm. Sorry. <Ahem>
    Well, it is very brown here, and there is no water to look out upon. Even if that water were filled with turds, it would have the calming effect water does on me.

    And, if I think a little village on the water surrounded by green countryside and flowers is idyllic, what's it to you? Who are you to define my idyll?

    I suggest you recalibrate your Hyperbole Alarm and direct it elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Noto View Post
    Idyllic? With a mountain of slag and a giant smokestack in the background?
    To misquote Douglas Adams, "This must be some new definition of "idyllic" that I haven't come across before."

    P.S. It does look like a lovely place to be, Nick, but "the i word" set off my Hyperbole Alarm. Sorry. <Ahem>
    That photo dates from 1982, the chimney has now gone, and this

    is growing on the slagbank.
    Barrow was an industrial town, that slag was produced by the biggest iron works in Europe.

    The Hindpool iron and steelworks were expanded to include ten blast furnaces and 18, 5-ton Bessemer converters by 1866,
    How do you like this view?

    the screes on Wastwater. Remarkable similarity to this

    don't you think?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Observing a work party on the bay.



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    Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield Virginia, USA

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    My family and I lived in Sweetwater, Tennessee for about twelve years. Sweetwater is a town of a couple of thousand, about forty miles south of Knoxville. Driving back home one afternoon, after a meeting in the city, I looked down off the county road to this place, known locally as Happy Hollow. The moment caught my eye, and I circled back around, pulled off the road, and snapped a few pictures.

    Eighteen months later the farm changed hands. The new owners knocked down all the buildings, put up a sight barrier fence at the road, covered much of the land with a compacted layer of crushed granite gravel, and applied for a change in land use regulation to allow them to open an "automotive recycling business" on the site, i.e. a junkyard. They never got the variance, but the damage had been done. Happy Hollow farm now lives only in memory, and these few images.

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    Another sunny Sunday, another walk. This time starting to the NE of Barrow at the Abbey.

    One that Cromwell knocked about a bit.


    A stream runs through the abbey, to provide water for the kitchens and flush the latrines. This mediaeval pack horse bridge is down stream.


    Basically run of the mill marginal land weeds, some of which are a bit interesting.

    Signs of a good crop of sloes for those who make sloe gin.


    Apple mint growing wild


    and Burdock, its roots used with dandelion to make that T Total temperance beverage Dandelion and Burdock


    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Some wild, and not so wild life

    Lazing on a sunny afternoon



    There are usually mallard and occasionally heron, but today only moorhen

    and her chick


    This lone black headed gull was a bit of a surprise.


    A random plant, I like the colours


    Some industrial archaeology.
    The line through the woods is the grade of a narrow gauge mineral railway linking an iron mine to the main line railway.

    The rich iron mines in Low Furness are the reason that Barrow was built. This mine produced small quantities of ore that was not sent for smelting but was fine enough to be ground for paint pigment.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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