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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Sky Watch: Take the High Road

Although the snow has now thawed, there are plenty of snow images to share, and today's "Sky Watch" image shows a road that is almost in the sky itself!

This is Quickedge Road, an ancient highway that crosses Quick Edge and drops down into the town of Mossley. Although fairly isolated, this sscene is just 4 miles from the centre of Ashton.

Quickedge Road is not used as a through route so the snow ploughs didn't bother clearing the three foot drifts that filled the road between the two stone walls. The many footsteps in the snow show that this did not stop people from exploring this snowy location.

The sky looks harmless enough in this scene and it is hard to imagine that not long before the clouds had jettisoned large amounts of snow onto the landscape!

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See Google Street View of this location.

Sky Watch is a regular weekly 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!

P.S. Please vote for my Photo of the Year 2010! Votes can be accepted up to 18.00 GMT on 31st December.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful soft light on the hills in the background.


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