Friday, September 2, 2011

The Hole of Horcum

Situated in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the Hole is a "devil's punchbowl" like feature created by springs "washing away" material. Rainwater permeates down through the overlying sandstone which sits on an impervious clay deposit. The springs emerge from the base of the sandstone and have created this huge depression.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hunmanby, Yorkshire

Hunmanby lock-up (left), built 1834 and the much older pinfold (right). The lock-up was used to imprison drunks and other offenders, the pinfold to house stray animals awaiting collection by their owners.

Star Disk, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Scarborough's Star Disk is the largest illuminated "Star Disk" in the UK at 26m in diameter.
The disk is constructed on the site of the South Bay Pool. It contains, as fibre optic lights, the layout of the 42 brightest stars which never set as seen from Scarborough. It also marks the positions of the sunrise points over the North Sea for
various times of the year.