Herrington Country Park ~ March 2018~ Part 3

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

After we’d finished at the standing stones, Sophie and I made our way down the hill and went on to the next hill where there appeared to be a big rock.

The rock has square metal engravings fastened to it, as you can see, each one bears the face of a miner (not sure whether living or dead)

I think if you had some paper and charcoal or crayon you could do like a brass rubbing in churches and get a better idea of the face. Each panel had a different face and a letter in the bottom right corner that when put together spelled out Johns Rock. No relation. 🙂

On the far side of the rock we discovered these,

there’s a story there somewhere but I don’t know and can’t guess what it is.

When we were back at the stones, we had seen some big wheels in the distance, so headed back down the hill in the general direction of where we thought they were. Passing a curve of trees

and found the lichen shot of the day

I ♥️ lichen

we came across some more miners houses

before reaching the wheels, and a cracking puddle for the reflection.

These are old pit wheels flanking a path leading to a Miners’ Memorial Garden, though the garden was pretty bare at this time of year.

We continued walking, heading back towards the lake and passing some more watery sections of the park, and some more swans

I think this sculpture is based on a ribcage, but of which animal I am not too sure, and I could be completely wrong!

We are almost back to the lake from here, where we go to lunch, meet some hounds, see more majestic swans and capture a birdy fisticuffs, so stay tooned for the next episode!

all images can be clicked on for bigger versions so you can appreciate their magnificence so much better 🤣

 

 

 

 

54 Comments

  1. The wheels shot is perfect, but you know that! 🙂
    I like the mystery of the flowers on the rock. Sometimes, it’s good not to know everything.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Yes I agree, we can make up our own story.

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  2. Wow, Fraggle what a strange, wonderful, even mystical place. You brought it to life. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Teagan 🙂 x

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  3. I love the mystery of those flowers… What a weird place to find them! It could only be something sad! She died around the rock? They used to come there and he comes back now to celebrate? Or she’s not dead at all and they were there having a nice walk for her birthday and he made her angry so she stormed off without her flowers??
    I love all of the pictures! The wheel and the lichen were amazing!! 💖

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    1. Thanks Nicole, mystery’s are fun to ponder 🙂

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  4. Those flowers are like a story waiting to be written (or, at the very least, a writing prompt for one of the many writing challenges circulating around).

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    1. Yes I think they need a writer to make sense of them!

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  5. What a fun series of good photographs. Not a chance finding a fav thats for sure.
    That is such an interesting location.

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    1. Cheers N~man, it seemed a bit strange, but yes, interesting.

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  6. Magnificent indeed😍

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    1. 🙂 Thanks Ortensia

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  7. Very intriguing photos.

    Especially the one of the flowers that were left.

    Definitely a story there.

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    1. Thank you, it is a wonderment.

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  8. The rock with the square metal plates was creepy. What an ambience that shot has! Well done, as usual, Fraggle.

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  9. Pictures of old iron! Only you can make them so interesting 🙂

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    1. Hah thanks Eddy 😊

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  10. It’s her birthday, but it’s all about him. He couldn’t even put her name on a bunch of flowers.

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    1. It was their special place; he’s grieving and wants privacy…

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      1. aw, thats a sad one :/

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  11. There is something hauntingly beautiful about old places or buildings.
    I love old abandoned houses or ruins, castles & manors all alike.
    I even love the look of some old rocks down the rivers and find the damaged one that has most unique character.
    If I am able to find one crack that has a good view through it, I felt like looking into a portal of the other side where I might find more magical beauty.
    It was then that where I found true love in photography because every pictures you make has a reason and story behind it.
    I would love to see more of your photography life.

    I love that curved tree, looking unusual than the lined one. It is just so different.

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  12. Love the photo of the wheel with the reflection. Super cool!

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  13. My favourite part was learning that there should be a lichen shot of the day!

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    1. Haha yes, it’s become a thing.

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  14. Beautiful 🙂

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  15. […] Part 1           Part 2            Part 3 […]

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  16. I love English geese.

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    1. I thought it was Canadian! 😀 thanks Cindy.

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      1. Oops. Sorry, I thought you were in England.

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        1. I am 😀 but I thought it was a Canadian goose! We get a lot of them over here.

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          1. Who knew they migrated over to you…

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          2. Must like the weather here 🤣🤣 but have to say the only birds in this post are swans, the goose is in the next one so you are a clairvoyant!

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  17. I love these photos and your post to go along with it!😍💙💖 You ROCK, Fraggle!😘

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  18. Lovely post. The shot of the wheels and the reflection is just astonishingly gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Mike 🙂

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  19. Great shots, especially the wheel and the swan. I am curious about the flowers and birthday message, but I’m guessing some sort of tragedy?

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  20. The black and white shots are really classy.

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    1. Thanks Vinnie 🙂

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      1. You’re work is simply sublime.

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        1. Ah you’ll make me blush! Thanks V~man x

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          1. I’m just telling the truth. Got my rep as a gentleman to uphold.

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          2. Never in doubt.

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          3. Haha, some would disagree.

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          4. I’ll fight ’em!

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          5. Vinnie’s Valkyries has a cool ring to it.

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          6. Wye aye man V!

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