Saturday, 25 April 2015

Close to Pefection, A Peek of Nature and Silbury Hill

Close to Pefection :- Not a lot I can say about this image really. It's simply the sun going down on yet another day with the tide rolling in and out as it always has done. Clockwork. The universe is like one gigantic cog with everything turning, running, spinning and hurtling to a set pattern and time. Our days and years can be set by it and we know when comets and eclipses are going to appear because of the regularity of the cosmos. Mind blowing stuff when you take time to actually stop and think about it. The problem is not many people do stop to think about it as it's all taken for granted. You'll miss it when it's gone.

A Peek of Nature :- I'm always amazed and dumb struck at the human races ability to concrete over Mother Nature. As I was taking this shot it struck me that I was standing where there was once rock pools, seaweed and waves. Then along came some money, an architect and a huge workforce who proceeded to flatten the lot and pour tons of grey ugly concrete over it all. Once it was completed they then stuck a bit of greenery at the top where you can't see it to landscape the area. I found myself almost doing a slow hand clap as I stood staring at this view which was taken in a car park at Brighton Marina. Isn't mankind clever!

Silbury Hill :- This is a grass covered chalk hill in Wiltshire that's actually the largest man-made mound in Europe. This image of mine doesn't do it justice as it is immense in size (30 metres or 98 ft in height and its circular base is 167 metres or 548 ft in diameter) and compares to some of the smaller Egyptian pyramids of the Giza Necropolis. Nobody knows why it was built or what its purpose was for but they do know that it it's prehistoric as it was completed somewhere around 2400 BC and is situated between the standing stones of Avebury and Stonehenge. Silbury Hill is part of the Avebury World Heritage Site, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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