Druid’s Temple

This 19th Century folly is near Masham, in North Yorkshire. William Danby, the local landowner paid some local unemployed labourers a shilling a day to construct it.


—Stephen G. Hipperson

Stylised Fish

It’s not often I see something which I’ve never noticed before – these stylised representations of fish gave me cause to pause a while. I’m quite sure these are not particularly unusual, but it’s something I’ll keep a look out for in future. I quite like the simplicity.

–Stephen G. Hipperson—

Chatsworth House

I could have done with taking this 1/2 hour later, I would to have liked better lighting on the front. But time was against me – I was getting a bit of ‘hurry up’ from the rest of the family and I’ve found I can push it only so far! 😉

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

The Reform Tower

Also known as ‘The Stanton Tower’ and ‘Earl Grey Memorial Tower’.

The tower was erected following the passing of the Representation of the People Act in 1832 – which ‘threw a spanner in the works’ of representational democracy in Parliament.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

Industrial History

I wasn’t sure about the contrails in this one, but I suppose they reinforce the diagonals of the winch structure.

A while since I put up a post – it’s a bit of a brain teaser trying to remember the way to do it!

—Stephen G. Hipperson—


On a walk I spotted this by the coastal path. At first I thought it to be one of those wall retainer gizzmos to stop the wall from buckling. But clearly it is marked by a rather unique pattern. Turns out to be a labyrinth, which is a symbol used by a community biassed group for the creation and maintenance of Cornish hedges – referred to by the name of Kerdroya.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—


I was just going through some images I took on a short holiday to Cornwall and I came across this – and thought it was most appropriate for the time of year.

This is the start/finish line at Lands End in the UK – I presume there is an equivalent at John o’ Groats in the north east of Scotland. Lands End to John o’ Groats is our famous point to point race distance – effectively the longest distance between two inhabited British points on the mainland. Many an epic tale of endurance, grit and determination has taken place – walking, running, cycling, etc. It’s 874 miles (1407km). Apparently, there are approaching 50 records including unicycle and lawnmower. Of course, sponsorship for various charities features in most of the attempts.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—