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'Walton Spire Sunset'

Although this is sort of a Remnants image, I'm not sure if it is going to make the final selection of the colour images.

Walton Spire is one of it's own. Some of you may be familiar of my Marsden Park images (see my archive). This spire, although not in the park has a strong connection. The story goes that Richard Thomas Walton (who lived and owned Marsden Park in the early to mid 1800's) was just as a religous fanatic as his Reverend father was.

Prior to the spire being a cross it was a stone monolith. As the stone had pagan connections, Richard Thomas had it broken up and altered to this spire. The bottom half of the cross is all that is supposed to remain of the monolith.

Although the monolith was a sad loss. Richard Thomas missed the most important stone. A little way down the hill is a large, rectangular stone erratic that is named the Alter Stone. This stone is believed to be a druidic alter where rituals took place.
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Nov 03 2011 21:01 GMT FLUMP
Awesome light
Nov 03 2011 21:02 GMT spideyj
Thanks Flump!
Nov 04 2011 16:27 GMT Bigbear10
A stunning image
Nov 05 2011 09:23 GMT spideyj
Thanks Bigbear!
Nov 06 2011 08:41 GMT ujbanyiv
Fantastic Landscape Photo.
Nov 11 2011 23:54 GMT spideyj
Thanks Ujbanyiv!
Nov 13 2011 16:49 GMT Midworlder PRO
Great in this time of day
Nov 13 2011 21:12 GMT spideyj
Thanks Roger!