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Monday, July 14, 2008

Where the Mountains meet the Sea...

One of the most significant things about Barrow-in-Furness is that only the most hapless, dazed orienteer could possibly visit by accident- you have to have a purpose to get there. I had just such a purpose. The purpose was Barrow.

~Pies and Prejudice, Stuart Maconie

Barrow and Piel at the far tip on your left.

Ever since I read that book last year I have been yearning to visit this dreamy intrigue of a place at the far tip of the Cumbrian Coast. But somehow, as in the times we live in, it didnt happen. Only until now.

They said no one goes to Barrow. Well, I did.

Here's the shot of the legendary Piel Castle.

And the story .

And the Aerial view of the Island by Simon Ledingham.



PS Next would be Robin Hood's Bay , but that has to go with the Coast-to-Coast, I suppose.

2 comments:

Madhuri said...

The lines at the bottom of your fort picture reminded me of one that I recently took of the Palace at Murud - it seemed like a cover for one of the Penguin books :)

Ubermensch said...

Looks similar but the haze makes your pic more romantic. Thanks for sharing.

And, we call em castles. Not forts.;)

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