There is a perfect place for everyone to sit and daydream, to drift away into a world without any cares or troubles. For us this is the place, gazing out over a calm sea watching the sun set while the gentle summer breeze pleasantly whispers by.
We recently upgraded one of our cameras and decided to give it a test run this afternoon after work. These abandoned train carriages have been on our agenda for a week or so now and having one unsuccessful attempt to locate them under our belt we were more determined than ever to find them.
With more thorough research and a bit of help from good old trusty Google maps we were on route after trekking through the woods and walking a few miles down the tracks we eventually found what we were looking for. This is just one of the awesome photos we managed to shoot of the several carriages left rotting away on the disused lines.
Full post and more photographs to follow later in the week
” Taken like a duck to water”
“All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city’s monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea.”
– Nathan Reese Maher
“Just can’t find the words”
Day 15 of Project 365 and I’ve used one of my old typewriters as my inspiration. I’ve collected a few over the years but this particular Underwood is my favourite as it was the first in my collection. I’d been hunting around the local antique shops for one for a while and on the way through town heading towards my mothers I spotted an new antique shop had popped up so I went in to have a snoop around.
After browsing for 5 minuets or so I spotted this beauty hiding in the corner and knew instantly I had to have it, so after haggling a bit and a half a mile trek carrying something the same weight as a small child I felt like the £40 hole in my pocket was well worth it.
“Mow Cop Castle”
Just a few miles from our home is the scenic village of Mow Cop, aswell as boasting some fantastic views there is also the remains of a castle. The castle was built as a summerhouse in 1754, purposely constructed to look like part of a castle from a bygone era to enhance the view from Rhode Hall which was 3 miles away.
After a dispute began over land ownership the original owners moved away, returning 50 years later to find the castle had fallen into a bad state. The castle was partly repaired at a cost of just over £4 in 1824 and final restoration was completed at a further cost of £34 in 1841. Eventually in 1850 the dispute over the land was settled in court, with the judge ruling that because part of the castle overlapped a boudary, both parties should have equal ownership of the property and share the upkeep. The castle was opened to the public except for Sundays when it was kept locked.
By the end of the 19th century the castle had again fallen into disrepair and was sold in 1923 for the purpose of quarrying, but because the castle had been open to the public for so long, 500 people protested against its sale and the quarrying and a legal wrangle began which lasted until 1935. Eventually the quarrying stopped in 1937 and the deeds were turned over to the National Trust and the castle was restored to its current condition.
“There exist limitless opportunities in every industry, where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.”
– Charles F.Kettering.