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photoblog image Slaters bridge

Slaters bridge

                               Little Langdale Cumbria U.K.

                               Two versions, take your pick.

 

photoblog image Slaters bridge

Slaters bridge

                               Little Langdale Cumbria U.K.

                               Two versions, take your pick.

 

photoblog image Slaters bridge

comments (17)

Wonderful!

It certainly looks well trod, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: The stones are so smooth Ray, one wonders how many thousands of boots have crossed over here in years past.
This bridge was such an amazing thing to see... the history of it so wonderful!
I like the look of the top image... and the "feel" of the second... does that make sense?
Frank L Croston.: It is a wonderful thing to see, as was the slate mine itself, we had fun in there.
Does that make sense......Hmm...No. smile
I would never believe that to be in the UK, Frank...more like in China or Tibet?!

It's normally not easy for me to pick between two options like this but for me the top is the winner, but I'm not sure I can tell you why.
Frank L Croston.: Really ? Perhaps because I know the area so well I'm surprised, but I can see what you mean. Its a 16th century packhorse bridge on a main route through the Lakes, also the route to the nearby slate mine, amazing how well its lasted. Thanks Ginnie.
Joli petit pont. Je préfère la photo du haut où on voit mieux les détails.
Frank L Croston.: It is lovely, I think as a photo that is better, but quite liked the 'old' feel to the second pic'. Thanks Martine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2019, 05:58
The second picture is really appealing to me because of the "old feel" of it. Man alive, many feet crossed this bridge and walked this path before you, Frank...
Frank L Croston.: Its a 16th century packhorse bridge Astrid, as well as a route to the nearby slate mine. Glad you like the 'old one'.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2019, 06:19
Can't choose, Frank - both are so attractive. This sort of bridge must be prehistoric?
Frank L Croston.: 16th century apparently Elisabeth, it was a packhorse bridge on a route through the Lakes, this probably accounts for the wear and smoothness of the stones. Its in Little Langdale, which is a stunning valley. I remember the first time I visited it, it took my breath away.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2019, 06:33
I think the path has had a lot of use over the years Frank. I prefer the top image
Frank L Croston.: If I had to choose, I think it just edges it, thanks Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2019, 06:47
O, I have to be cautious - I like your processings! I especially love the sepia image.
Frank L Croston.: No...All opinions are appreciated Philine, I couldn't decide, hence you get them both. smile
Fine image, prefer the sepia...
Frank L Croston.: Thanks for taking a look Larry, always appreciated.
I like them both. If I had to chose I think I would go for the sepia, partly because I like the fade in the distance
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Bill, I couldn't decide so posted them both smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jan 2019, 07:59
Both look to come from somewhere in the past and are excellent. Now you couldn't choose and you want us to choose? smile Mmmm, I'll vote for the b&w.
Frank L Croston.: I think I like that one too, Louis. Thanks.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Jan 2019, 08:51
Hellava shot Frank. Just look at those worn stones.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Andrew, amazing aren't they, it should be a listed monument.
I like both but in the B.& W.version you have got a great range of tones.
Frank L Croston.: I think I prefer that one too, thanks Brian.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2019, 19:06
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Both excellent - the bottom one could be a picture from a Victorian travel guide.
It would be good to be wearing goat feet here. smile
Frank L Croston.: Oh yes, you need to tread carefully Mary. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jan 2019, 06:56
One of my favourite spots in the Lake District. I candider just how feet have been across there over the centuries?
Frank L Croston.: Mine too Alan,as this was a packhorse bridge, hooves as well !

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