Friday, September 21, 2012

Brimham Rocks 2

Not surprisingly, this site has been used on several films and TV series. If my memory serves me well, one of the early episodes of A Woman of Substance featured Brimham Rocks.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brimham Rocks 1

About 30 minutes from Knaresborough is Brimham Rocks. Many of the formations have names, and I think this one is The Anvil.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The last trompe, Knaresborough

… at least for the moment, as we probably didn't see them all.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Knaresborough pub punctuation

A missing apostrophe is not the end of the world.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Down by the riverside, Knaresborough

… this time showing the viaduct from the other side.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Knaresborough Castle and Jubilee border

The ruins of the castle mentioned yesterday can be made out behind the trees. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cavalier, Roundhead and anachronistic Union Flag, Knaresborough

This amusing example of trompe l'œil refers to the English Civil War 1642-49, which saw Parliamentary forces under the unjustly maligned Oliver Cromwell taking on the Royalist armies of Charles I, who finally lost his head after the cessation of hostilities. 

Knaresborough was taken by the Roundheads, as the Parliamentarians were known, in 1646 and the castle destroyed in 1648, most of the stone being used to build town centre houses.

Monday, September 10, 2012

York goes wireless

Front drive and back garden views of what we are about to lose. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Knaresborough 5

A surprising find on the riverside walk: a thatched cottage. Although this walk does follow the river, it is built up for about 500 metres, so the Nidd is out of sight at this point. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Knaresborough 4

Back down to the riverside walk for a shot with a Mediterranean look and evidence that even in the worst summer for 100 years, there were some gloriously warm, sunny days.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Knaresborough 3

The town features several tromp l'œils, some purely decorative and others with historical references, most of which I have not researched.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Knaresborough 2

The riverside walk showing the steepness of the gradient and an example of the black and white checks that are a feature of exterior decoration here in Knaresborough.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Knaresborough railway viaduct

At 12 miles from York and very near Harrogate, the quaint town of Knaresborough is a popular place to stroll around, with a good choice of cafés and the possibility of rowing on the River Nidd. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

What goes up …

Soon to be no more, dismantling of the pylons on the Derwent Valley Railway Sustrans cycle path has begun. This is of particular interest to us, as the example in the photo is just 100 metres from our house.