24 September 2022

Apologies

Now that we are back from our week's holiday on the Furness Peninsula, you probably thought that that would be the end of blogposts on that particular area of north western England. Well, I'm sorry, if you did think that you were mistaken because there's just this one last blogpost which  I am using to showcase ten more of the 299 images I snapped during the week. Perhaps you will kindly forgive me for this self-indulgence...










From Top to Bottom:
  1. Detail of  The Spirit of Barrow statue, Barrow-in-Furness
  2. Water pump in a sunny corner, Cartmel
  3. Rampside Hall, Rampside
  4. View from Piel Island to Walney Lighthouse
  5. Old bicycle sign, Cartmel
  6. Sheep scratching herself,  St Michael's graveyard, Rampside
  7. "The Needle" - Rampside Lighthouse, Rampside
  8. Happy sheep at rest, Coniston
  9. Distant view of Blackpool Tower from Hoad Hill, Ulverston
  10. Coffee shop, Cartmel

32 comments:

  1. That sleepy sheep looks like it's smiling. I love coffee shops, especially when I can sit outside!

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    1. I wish I could have got closer to the smiling sheep.

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  2. 12 chimneys at Rampside? Bet the chimney sweep charged double. An eclectic mix of photos especially the sheep.

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    1. They call those twelve chimneys the twelve apostles. Perhaps they signified wealth and status.

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  3. The statue is so detailed. I love the water pump and the rocks in the water. The Coffee Shop looks friendly, I could sit in the sun there and enjoy a cuppa.

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    1. I could sit there with you and hum "Waltzing Matilda" together.

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  4. Love the second photo with the pump, and both the sheep look contented. A nice selection of memories from your holiday.

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  5. Great pictures, all of them! I find Rampside Hall intriguing with its row of chimneys. The sheep scratching herself at the leaning tombstone made me smile, as did her resting colleague.

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    1. Rampside Hall has a long history. The chimneys are known locally as The Twelve Apostles.

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  6. 6. Drunken sheep.
    7. I didn't guess The Needle was a lighthouse.
    9. So close to Blackpool and you didn't visit to absorb the beauty and culture?

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    1. I took that picture from 30 miles away across Morecambe Bay. It would have been 45 miles by road.

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  7. "First one to see Blackpool Tower. That'swhat we use to shout on our coach trips.

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    1. Did you all sing, "Oh I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside" when you got off the coach?

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  8. I would rather like that water pump as a feature in my garden. Could you nip back and fetch it for me?

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    1. Yes, no problem milady. I will hire a van and arrive in the dead of night with the necessary tools.

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  9. Who knew that England has specialized sheep that straighten leaning gravestones in old cemeteries!

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  10. The needle looks lonely, and the water pump makes for a lovely still life.
    Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. "The Needle" nearly got demolished but local campaigners managed to save it.

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  11. Anew our Sheffield seeker returns from his quest in north western England.
    The Twelve Apostles of Rampside Hall (sans Judas) speed him on his way.

    These images are as compelling as the gods of Easter Island.
    The magickal quest is the subtext of many of your posts.
    Our divinities are everywhere as Joseph Campbell used to say.
    Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.
    Called or not called, the god will be there.

    See online : *Carl Jung Depth Psychology.
    Called or not called, the god will be there.
    August 30 2020.
    Haggerty

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    1. I guess I am seeking something Sigmund.

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    2. Wo Es war, soll Ich werden.

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    3. Rabbi Tovia Singer is one of my favourite YouTube speakers..

      *Missionaries are converting Jews to Christianity in Israel - Rabbi Tovia Singer responds.*
      *Was Jesus an arrogant or humble messiah? Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to Christian argument.*

      The rabbi has a big heart and a brilliant theological mind.
      A New Yorker, he is now in Israel attempting to de-programme Jews who were converted by fundamentalists.
      Rabbi Manis Friedman is also a great YouTube speaker of wisdom.

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  12. That picture of the dozing sheep is one of the most peaceful images I've ever seen.

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    1. I wish I could have got a bit closer to her. I took that photo from twenty five yards away.

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  13. I love the sheep scratching herself! That's a brilliant shot! What was the purpose of "The Needle" -- maybe you said earlier but I forgot?

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  14. Oh, I should have read your caption more closely! Duh!

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    1. Journalism requires attention to detail.

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  15. Fine photographs! My top three: 6, 1, 2.

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  16. I love that photo of the sheep rubbing itself on the headstone. It actually looks like it's drunk and is using the headstone to keep itself upright. Lovely pics.

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    1. Sheep are often blighted by itchy parasites.

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