Friday, 26 August 2011
FMTSO HIGH AND LOW - Hills & Ghylls
FMTSO - High and Low for this weeks theme. I've been quite literal in choosing my shots.
High is Balcombe Ouse Valley Viaduct, a stunning piece of architecture which I find hypnotic.
Sussex is full of hills and ghylls ( a ghyll is a steep dip between the hills which often has a brook or stream running through it). On a drive through the country less than 40 miles from home, we were driving down a small country road, turned the corner and found this just a field away from the road.
The viaduct is on the main rail route between London and Brighton, it is still in use today with 110 trains every day using it. Next is my favourite shot of it and is probably the most photographed angle, you can see why!
The viaduct is 1475 feet long and took 11 million bricks to build, give or take a brick or two, at the cost of £38,000 in 1842.
My low is the brook that flows at the bottom of it, not overly impressive, I feel it must have been a bit larger when the viaduct was built.
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