Monday, 16 February 2015

View from 'Shangri-La'

View over Brown Edge

I've always liked walking round Brown Edge. It's the point where the city (of Stoke) peters out into moorland; but even more, it is strangely locked in on itself, with hills on one side and a forbidding main road on the other - a bit of a Shangri-La in fact, with tiny streets and a very enclosed air.

This picture shows the view from the top of the village towards Endon and on to the main moorlands.

3 comments:

  1. I've lived in many countries around the world, including many regions of my own two (the US, then Canada), and my father's (Scotland). I've loved them all. But I have to admit: there's something about England. Can't put my finger on it, but it hits me whenever I see a photo like this: a scene that'll never make it onto a postcard, but it's got that... England thing going on.

    Odd response for a Scot, but there you have it. There's just something about England.

    Thanks for the blog!

    Robin
    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

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    1. It's strange you should say that. I feel the same way.
      England is not wild, or mysterious, or even more beautiful than anywhere else. But it does have a peculiar aura of its own.

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