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Ralph's Cross, Rosedale Head, North Yorkshire. This cross will be very familiar to travellers between Hutton-le-Hole and Castleton on the North Yorks Moors. It is also the symbol of the North Yorks Moors National Park. There has been a cross on this site since about 1200AD, the present cross dates back to the 18th century. Legend tells of a penniless beggar (Ralph) who died at the site of the cross, since when travellers have left coins on the top of the stone - on my visit I found coins on many of the North Yorks Moors crosses. I also left a few more.
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Jul 30 2007 16:39 GMT barborella
nice pic!
Jul 30 2007 17:24 GMT bennystr
Magnificent shot and fascinating story!
Jul 30 2007 18:42 GMT hans55 PRO
fantastic subject ... stunning landscape !! ... i like these things ...and imagine how it was in the old days ...seems to me that not much has changed here since then !!
Jul 31 2007 00:56 GMT ashdad PRO
Jul 31 2007 06:44 GMT Midworlder PRO
Great story and simple beauty
Jul 31 2007 13:12 GMT jenylew
Wonderful photograph...and information!
Thank you for sharing!
Jul 31 2007 22:46 GMT Crowy
Very nice !!!
Aug 01 2007 18:54 GMT rosyapple PRO
Very symbolic! Nice lighting!
Aug 02 2007 10:50 GMT 32131
Great! :)
Aug 02 2007 23:08 GMT brunopapeete
Good shot and nice colours
Aug 05 2007 00:08 GMT gtc126
Very Nice Shot...very interesting history!!!!!!
Aug 26 2007 19:45 GMT comet
Thanks for the lovely photo and the context. Your photos are full of meaning.
Aug 26 2007 19:49 GMT comet
Just had to add that the cross against the horizontal plain in form brings to mind the Joshua tree cactus of our southwestern deserts.
Aug 28 2007 11:40 GMT mariolina
really WONDERFUL!!! :)