Saturday, 2 August 2014

Hound Tor, Bench by Adur and Brighthelmstone

"Hound Tor" :- This is the mighty and highly impressive Hound Tor on Dartmoor in Devon, England. It's a huge granite outcrop of rock that has been heavily weathered over many centuries. It's located between the wonderfully named town of Bovey Tracey and the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The Tor has been used as a location for many TV and Film productions, the most notable being the 1975 Doctor Who story "The Sontaran Experiment" and the BBC's Sherlock TV series"The Hound of the Baskervilles". It also has several ghost stories and sightings attached to it.

"Bench by Adur" :- A lone bench sits in the sun patiently offering views over the River Adur as it runs through Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex, England. ‎The path that it sits on runs between the banks of ther river and the Old Shoreham Road (A283) down into Shoreham itself. It's a pleasant walk by the river that's accompanied by the sound of light aircraft taking off and landing at Shoreham Airport (founded in 1910 and the oldest airport in the UK) which is located on the other side of the river.

"Brighthelmstone" :- The beauty of a Brighton sunset as seen from its famous Victorian pier (opened May 1899). Just left of center you can also see the burnt out twisted ruin of the West Pier. There's a serenity that consumes Brighton as day turns into night. The seaside resort glows and radiates as the sun drops and spills up its roads and streets. For a very long time Brighton has acted as a magnet for artists, musicians, actors, writers and Royalty. It has the ability to inspire, enthuse and enthrall and I suspect that it will continue to do so well into the future too. 'Brighthelmstone' was the original name for Brighton before it was shortened in 1660.

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