Doris Schweizer

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Doris Schweizer is a member of the Cyclane Pro Cycling Team.  Taken during the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire. I just liked the juxtaposition of this one.  Two different worlds – I have no doubt the motorway traffic was oblivious to her and her ‘attendants’ and vice versa.

http://cylanceprocycling.com/doris-schweizer/#doris-schweizer-1

For my sins, I have become a enthusiastic cyclist (nose over the front wheel – well as far as my stomach will let me!), as oppossed to just using my bike as a means of transport. (I’ve got to do something to lose those pounds and raise the heart rate!)

—Stephen—

By Tommy Craggs

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Another piece of wood sculpture, not far from the example in my previous post (which is called “King Hollow”).  Apparently, the trees had to be felled so the landowner commissioned Tommy Craggs to do his thing on the remains.   (This piece is called “Kingfisher”). Both are within a stone’s throw of the River Nidd on the edge of the town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.   Some can create,while the rest of us can only try to record.

—Stephen—

Church Door

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The priest’s side door of the church in Hunsingore.  The header for this post gives a remote view of the church. (The name ‘Hunsingore’ really appeals to me, seems very romantic.)  Hunsingore is a small village in the county of North Yorkshire.  The church is very ‘Gothic’ but is not particularly old, 1868.

—Stephen—

Little Ouseburn Bridge

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Little Ouseburn bridge crosses the stream known as Ouse Gill Beck at….. Little Ouseburn, North Yorkshire. I understand the bridge was constructed in the middle of the 18th Century.

—Stephen—

Charcoal Kiln

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When we walk through our woodlands we can often see evidence of coppicing carried out in times gone by.  Through the years our coppices have been neglected and unmanaged.  Nowadays, there has been an increasing interest/enthusiasm to return these areas to something more useful.  This charcoal kiln is a demonstration of this.  At one time, I would never see one, nowadays, while not common they are not so unusual.

—Stephen—