Friday, 25 September 2009

090925 Stoodley Pike

The picture was taken on Wednesday during my trip to the tops. In the distance you can see Stoodley Pike - a 121 foot monument that stands on the moors above Todmorden. It was originally erected in 1814 to commemorate victory at the Battle of Waterloo but later fell down after being struck by lightening (strangely enough on the day the Crimean War broke out). It was rebuilt to commemorate the end of that war in 1856.

10 comments:

John said...

Is that the one you can see from the M1?

Alan Burnett said...

Hi John,
No, that is Emley Moor which is east of Stoodley Pike by about 10 miles or so. Looking out of my window now I can see Emley Moor

Sunny said...

The moors look like rolling swells on the ocean. I like the various colors.
Sunny :)

James said...

Great picture. I'm not used to seeing so much open space.

L. D. Burgus said...

The colors in that photo are so great. I really like that brownish color contrasting to the value changes as you progress up. That is a marvelous photo. I like it a lot.

lettuce said...

lovely photo

its far too long since i visited the North

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh it must be some landmark to stand out that far away. It is your Eiffel tower. I really like the landscape with the gentle rolling hills. I suppose they are really not gentle but monumental swells in the land. I know climbing them, for me, at this stage in my complicated life, would be impossible.

The Retired One said...

So serene. I would like to see pictures of the moors that I read so much about in books...do you have any pix of the moors?

Alan Burnett said...

Retired One : I have some but plan to get out on the moors in the next week or so .... watch this space.

john said...

aim going to get up there over the coming holidays its a great way to relax best time early Saturday morning its a few weeks since my normal trot from the white house to hebden via the pike
ps have a great holidays