This morning's batch

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Rob MacKillop, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Went for a walk around the village, following the Benchmarks and Sundials Trail. First a couple of benchmarks (used for Ordinance Survey maps) and then a sundial in the corner of the Hawes Inn (plays a big role in Stevenson's Kidnapped), and then some other stuff we spied along the way.

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    Hawes Inn Sundial Polopan.jpg



    Dark Leaves4.jpg



    wheel2.jpg



    White Flower01.jpg



    White Flower02.jpg



    White Flower04a.jpg
     
  2. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Member

    Very crisp images Rob, do the benchmarks have specific meanings to the number of marks?
     
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Not that I know of, Wes. They were used for triangulating contours for OS maps, something to do with height above the mean water level. There used to be hundreds of thousands of them across the UK and Ireland, but there only three thousand or so left in Scotland, seven thousand in England. Antiquated technology.
     
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  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    I love these, Rob. The sundial one is great.
    I've seen a few benchmarks, but they've only ever been as in the first image.
     
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  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Chris. I’d seen them before, but never given them a second thought until today.
     
  6. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Member

    Cheers for the reply Rob; I'm particularly drawn to the flower (2nd to last)- it's got slight traces of magenta creeping into the petals and a bewitching cast. Superb.
     
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  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Yes, the magenta lifts it a little. Very pleased with that.
     
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  8. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Another great detail set. The sundial is unusual. I do like the bike wheel, the contrasts between stone, metal and vegetation make it most interesting.
     
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  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Yes, the bike wheel is a fun one. I've passed it numerous times, watching the flowers gradually entangling themselves.
     

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