Towering perspective?

Shame about the weather for Heritage Day 2015 at the weekend, the views from St Nicholas’s Tower were fantastic but the visibility was not what it might have been.  Despite the trek up a 37 step spiral stair and careful manoeuvre onto the roof it was worth the effort.  Had the weather been more obliging then all points of the compass would have offered a greater selection of local landmarks on the distant skyline.

Looking north towards Thorne Moors.

Looking north towards Thorne Moors.

The vast expanse of Thorne Moors was easy enough to see from the elevated vantage point, with the wind turbines of Tween Bridge along the edge of its boundary.  Towering structures with their foundations contained within hundreds of thousands of tons of concrete breaching the hydrological unit which extends beyond the visible peat and under the agricultural warp land towards the town itself.  The carbon emissions created from cement manufacture do not have to feature in the calculations which provide the carbon emission budget.  Little wonder these industrial structures can be promoted as clean energy efficient options?  Although as far as transparent accounting goes rather like not having to factor fuel costs in the running of a car?

Old and new educational establishments with the formative playing fields a once common sight and a feature of most school grounds.

Old and new educational establishments with the formative playing fields a once common sight and a feature of most school grounds.

St Nicholas is a Grade 1 listed building with an interesting history.

The wall along Church Balk features various mortar loving plant species including Hart’s-tongue Fern and Wall Rue.

 

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