Urban exploration of an abandoned and derelict House in the Rossendale Valley Lancashire. The flowers I picked from the gardens arranged in vase on a table that was there, the only piece of furniture.
This image was of a series of Photographs that I took in this position, strangely when I arrived home there appeared a ghostly image to the left of the table that even today remains totally unexplained…
Came across this beautiful Stone circle quite by chance whilst working in Penrith. I loved the detail in the main stone which almost looks like a face – maybe it is Long Meg herself!!? On one side there were interesting primitive stone markings of circles. As I was studying the main stone a farmer passed me on his tractor, amazingly his driveway to his farm passes straight though the circle and he squeezed between a few stones!
Long Meg is the largest of the 69 stones that create a stone circle 60 ft wide. Legend has it that Meg was a witch who along with her daughters was turned into stone for breaking the Sabbath by dancing wildly across the land.
I visited this local North Manchester Church and was struck by the contrasts of the place. I photographed the Church from the graveyard gates which were a little overgrown but the gates almost framed this pretty church view. I have limited the colours in this picture to sepia tones to keep the scene simple. I hope to visit again soon as there is so much to photograph.
One of Manchester’s traditional public houses Peveril of the Peak is a grade II listed building built in 1829. The pubs unusual name comes from the old stage coach that ran from Manchester to London in the 1800’s. The Pub was upgraded around 1900 and was given is stunning clad of ceramic tiles.
The Peveril remains one of Manchester’s most famous Landmarks.
This sunset was made all the more interesting by the storm that was gathering in the distance over Wigan, soon it would be heading towards me in Bolton Lancashire, it made a more unusual sunset photograph.
The iconic Lindisfarne Castle standing on Holy island off the Northumberland Coastline. The Castle can only be accessed twice a day at low tide and is maintained by the National Trust. A pebble marks your visit to the spot.