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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Sky Watch: Millstones

The site of the original tower on top of the hill called Hartshead Pike is now marked by these millstones placed on top of each other. They make a mysterious outline against the evening sky.

The sun glints on Audenshaw Reservoirs in the distance, with the shapes of buildings in Ashton visible a little nearer. Further to the right, at the foot of the hill, it is just possible to make out St Damian's Catholic high school.

See Google Aerial View of this location.
See LiveSearch Birds Eye View of this location.

Sky Watch is the regular Friday feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


  1. Love the silhouette in this shot, excellent pic.

    Have a great weekend!
    Regina In Pictures

  2. Hey what happened to the tower?

    Did I see it as a kid or has it been down way longer than my meagre 40 years??

    Hmmm, would have sworn the Pike had a higher tower than that!

  3. This is a really stunning shot! Beautiful and mysterious! Beautiful sky! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  4. Ah yes

  5. Gorgeous! Love the drama in this sky!

  6. Wonderful sky shot. Great silhouette.

  7. Excellent photo Martin.

    Ideal for those of us without the energy at that time of day to drag ourselves up the hill to see the real thing.

  8. Reminds a movie, it's dramatic.

  9. Love the color. Beautiful shot.

  10. Mountainboy - the tower does still exist: it's located over on Lily Lanes/Broadcar Lane off Mossley Rd.
    These millstones are nearby the tower - it seems the tower was moved by a few metres or so when it was rebuilt.

  11. This is such a wonderfully composed picture, great job.

  12. Love the silhouette of the millstones against the beautiful sky.

    My Skywatch:
    Full Moon Sunset

  13. What a beautiful sky this is! A wonderful photo.


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