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Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Summing up a place


A few weeks ago I was in Yorkshire.

The advantage of a digital camera is that you can click away without worrying about quantity. So I came home with over 600 photo's. Of course, you tell yourself that you'll delete lots and only keep the best ones. But going through that many is a job easily put off!

I certainly wouldn't want to try to put even a tenth of them on this blog, so I looked for one that summed up the place. Would that be possible? Just one photo to sum up all that?

Well, I think the one above is a good candidate. In case the notice isn't clear, here it is in close-up:

I took this near Bolton Abbey, which is set in the middle of lots of hills and paths that obviously appealed to hikers and explorers. It was on the wall of a Post Office. Inside was also a gift shop, grocery store and tea bar.

I think this notice sums up the spirit of the place. Lots of people outdoors in all weather, faithful friends, hospitality and welcome.

OK that might be a typical visitor's sweetened view of a place. But the photo isn't a typically sweetened postcard view, is it?

11 comments:

david mcmahon said...

I actually read the sign while the rest of the picture was loading. Great work, Helena

Chewy said...

There's even a scrub brush!

I recently purchased a 2 GIG memory card for my camera. - On sale! Woo-hoo! - I force myself to edit out my photos as I load them onto my laptop.

As long as you keep writing creative poems and snapping photos, you are forgiven for your absence from my blog.

*hugs* (people keep hugging me, so I'm passing it on. LOL!)

Meanie the baby dragon said...

Helena: Datz a vewee niz picktow an konsept! Peepow shud doo dat foh eech uvow mow ahftun!
Chuck

maxxo said...

i love signs. i love yorkshire. i think i love cats more than dogs, but them yorkies are quite cute. ever been to hebden bridge? that's a lovely place. someone told me they film emmerdale there, but i dunno ...

Helena said...

David, thanks! But now I'm worried that my pictures take forever to download... oh dear!

Helena said...

Chewy, yup, even a brush for the mucky critters.

By the time I got my camera out, I missed what would have been a better shot- someone turned on the tap and was holding the end of the hose for their dog to drink from it!

HUGS!

Helena said...

Chuck,

I wonder if the wagons in the hills use this as a bath when everyone's gone home!

Helena said...

Maxxo,
I love cats. Once you've been owned by a cat, there's no going back.

Nope, didn't make it to Hebden Bridge, but I'm intrigued now so I'll have to go and google it...

it's the little things... said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and very charming images you have here!

Helena said...

Thanks! I've got you bookmarked now. I want to see how your book goes!

mrsnesbitt said...

What a small world eh!
We are in Yorkshire, just outside Whitby!
Yes great to have a digital camera! LOL!