28 August 2015

Pictures

Above - a rather eerie walkway over The River Calder at Horbury Junction west of Wakefield. It is an integral part of the girdered railway bridge that crosses the river at this point. To me it looks as if it would be an ideal venue for a physical assault or a music video but the still photograph suggests the cover of a novel - perhaps "1984" by George Orwell.

I took over a hundred photos yesterday as I strolled out of Netherton towards Middlestown then up to Horbury Bridge and Ossett before curving back through Horbury towards Calder Grove. It was all virgin territory to me - just west of the M1 motorway. At Horbury Bridge between the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal and the River Calder itself, I spotted this fine public house - "The Bingley Arms". Naturally I thought of John Gray's recently departed old turkey over at "Going Gently" and that is why I have included this picture. Rest in peace Bingley - now gobbling in heaven.

24 comments:

  1. Awww, The Bingley Arms! Poor Bingley!

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    1. ...And he didn't even have arms Steve! He had wings instead!

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  2. I took about 400 pictures during my 11 days in Yorkshire... Some of them will make it to my blog, but by no means all of them.
    The walkway looks like a place I'd rather not be, especially not alone and not at night (although night or day does not really make a difference, only in our heads). I'd opt for some extra miles across a different bridge if I had to cross the river, before I'd go through there.
    The Bingley Arms has a very welcoming look about it. I am amazed nobody was sitting at the tables out in the sun.

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    1. Yes. It was three in the afternoon and warm too. If I hadn't been rambling I would have stopped for a pint. The walkway immediately grabbed my attention and I took six pictures of it - a daunting corridor indeed.

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  3. That certainly is a very eerie-looking walkway. I can imagine Edvard Munch's "Scream" hanging at the end of it!

    I think a drink would be needed at the start to pluck up the courage to walk through it; and one at the finish line in celebration of having made it! :)

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    1. It's funny but I felt safe marching along through that graffitied passageway. Mind you later I imagined being sandwiched in the middle by thugs. That is when my self defence training would have kicked in and they would have then run away like rodents with their rodent tails between their legs. Nobody messes with The Yorkshire Pudding!

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    1. Thank you Carol. I have now deleted all of that annoying crap.

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  5. Looks like 2 film sets.....

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  6. Arrrrrrhhhhwwww bingley x

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    1. Glad you spotted it John. They should change the pub sign to portray your Bingley.

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  7. The walkway would fit well inside a prison.

    Ms Soup

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    1. Yes Alphie. A women's prison! Now start walking!

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  8. That walkway sort of reminded me of the entrance to a tomb perhaps in a modern day pyramid. Clever photography !

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    1. As soon as I entered that walkway I knew I had to get my camera out. It was a grim but visually appealing corridor that spoke of late night shenanigans, functionaism and teenage boredom. Perhaps an optical poem for our times.

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  9. Beautiful photos Yorkie. I have just been for a magnificent bushwalk in the Bunya Mountains. I also removed a bloody tick from , ahem , well I won't mention where but I hate bloody ticks.

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    1. Now you have got me wondering Leishy. Where was that tick? Surely not on your magnificent posterior?

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  10. Ahem, euphemistically called a "lady garden" .....

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    1. Next time you have a tick in that location Leishy please call me and I will be happy to remove it for you.

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  11. An superb set of opposites: the daunting and the welcoming.

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