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One Word Sunday

Vertiginous

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday prompt Vertiginous.

I had a couple of ideas for the prompt before remembering this photo. Taken approximately 30 years ago, I’m looking over a sandstone escarpment down on the Cheshire plain below. The slope is so steep it used to form the defensive edge of an Iron Age hill fort.

One Word Sunday: History
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One Word Sunday

History

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt History.

You may wonder how a frozen puddle on a sandstone outcrop dropping down to a shallow valley is historical.

The sandstone outcrop is on the edge of a steep hill that forms part of the Sandstone Trail on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

This steep hillside formed the northern and western edge of an Iron Age hill fort known as Maiden Castle. I am standing where someone would have been living centuries before the Roman invasion.

One Word Sunday: History
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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 13th April 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to southern Cheshire in the mid 1980s and some experiments with black and white infrared film. Another test of copying black and white negatives.

These are Silver Birch trees and Bracken growing on a section of Maiden Castle, an Iron Age hill fort on top of Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

Monochrome Monday: 13th April 2020

 

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Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill.

There was an obvious choice for me, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Bickerton Hill is a sandstone escarpment forming part of the Sandstone Trail and the southern end of the Mid Cheshire Ridge.

The hill has a long history with an Iron Age hill fort on top of part of it and other evidence of settlement in the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods.

Autumn colour on part of the hillside.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Snow on the Cheshire plain looking north west from the top of part of the hill.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Some autumn colour isolated with a telephoto lens from the top of the escarpment.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

 

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Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Ancient

My contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Ancient.

I was considering various Roman and Medieval buildings I have photographed before deciding to go further back in time.

These photos are taken on Bickerton Hill in south Cheshire, England. This section of the hill is the site on an Iron Age hill fort known as Maiden Castle. Radiocarbon dating indicates that the ramparts defending part of the plateau where built around 600 BC. In reality this is an ancient landscape with very little of the hill fort left to see.

This photo shows the natural slope down from the plateau where the hill fort is situated. This escarpment forms part of the defenses of the fort, it’s a lot steeper than it looks in this photo.

Bickerton Hill escarpment.

What little remains of the defensive earthworks is hidden amongst the Silver Birch trees and Bracken.

Autumn colour on Maiden Castle, Bickerton Hill.

In this photo I am standing in what would have been the north west corner of the hill fort with the escarpment in front of me and the remains of defensive earthworks hidden in the trees to my right.

Standing on the site on an Iron Age hill fort.