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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Wall Photo Sequence (2)

Milecastle with figure

Walking the Wall

The Whin Sill

Breathing spaces (1)

Breathing spaces (2)

Cicerone

Sequestered farmstead

Two trees against the sky

A bend in the road

Inclined plane

12 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

As I said to George - these photographs deserve a booklet Robert.

Ruth said...

Those hills, the history of the land and how it was carved, then worn, the wall, it is all vastly beautiful. Yes, breathing space. I long to stand and walk and sit there (and lie down, truth be told).

George said...

More great photos, Robert. The inclined plane photo is terrific! That was actually one of the most interesting geological sites of the trip. As for the title, "Breathing Spaces," which you have given to two of the photos, that's a good summary of why many of us do these walks. We need breathing space that often seems constricted in the other facets of our lives.

ksam said...

Ahh..I just want to sit down there and look at views...beautiful..thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely pics,SW. "Breathing Space" The two words say it all.

Thank you for sharing.
Rebecca

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Isobelle's lady here: Is the land indicative of what would have been seen at the time of the Romans or do historians believe that it was forested? Just lovely photographs. Thank you. Living vicariously through you....

Bonnie said...

Wonderful photographs of magical spaces, Robert. Makes me wonder how many of my ancestors might have 'breathed' there. Aren't you blessed to live and breathe on this part of our planet?

Alive said...

What an indulgence Solitary Walker, your fine photography, expressing all means of the Natural World, shimmeringly green from all the rain that Britains Sky cloulds produce and a truly sound and detailed description of your rambles.

Grace said...

Don't see things like that around here! Your pictures made me think of the TV show "Game of Thrones" which I just started watching--lots of stone work settings.

Goat said...

Love that word "sequestered". Those Romans: among all that empire-building and nastiness, they left us with some splendid words.

Helm Crag said...

Great photos of the wall. Considering walking this next year. "Breathing Space" I think adequately sums it up!

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks one and all for these valued comments. The idea of 'breathing spaces' seems to have touched a chord. We certainly need these kinds of big, open, windswept green spaces in all of our lives - to give our frenetic minds a rest, to escape from the demands of societal pressures and day-to-day routine, to give ourselves chance to reconnect with nature. And to remain sane, in fact.