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A Quiet Resting Place

By BlueRoom
Maybe not as quiet as it seems given every visitor to Dartmoor’s apparent need to climb to the top of any high place to be found.
This is the view from the churchyard of St. Michael de Rupe, Brent Tor. A 13th century church built on top of a large volcanic rock formation 1100 ft above sea level. Apparently the church nearest to heaven to be found in the British isles.
V2 is here to put it in context and shows the church from the point where you leave the road and probably as far as you want to go without wellies, as despite its height and firm rock base it is surprisingly heavy going.

Tags: Dartmoor Brent tor Landscape and travel

Voters: Suzicoo, mrswoolybill, NDODS and 40 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2079 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 2:21PM
Maybe not so quiet but what a view for eternity!

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9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 2:23PM
Thought evoking and beautiful

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
20 Feb 2014 2:28PM
Two great imagesSmile
PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
20 Feb 2014 2:31PM
a very fantastic capture..
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 2:54PM
Love the light and POV in V1 and the brooding drama of V2.
20 Feb 2014 3:21PM
I love the lighting and composition, dramatic and thought provoking.
20 Feb 2014 3:23PM
love v1 great light. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Nicely composed, stunning landscape.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 3:43PM
Worth the climb for v1 Eric SmileSmile
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
20 Feb 2014 3:47PM
A splendid vision-- I like v2 for an explanation of the entire view!
User_Removed 6 10 4 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 4:25PM
Seeing the light on the hills makes it look idyllic and a beautiful place to be but then it's cold and in the grips of winter, I bet it's a lonely place for him

Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
20 Feb 2014 5:23PM
Beautiful light and excellent composition Eric.
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
20 Feb 2014 5:41PM
Great lighting and two very well composed images
Source 9
21 Feb 2014 12:14AM
Two beautiful scenes and captures.Looks amazing there.
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kaybee 15 6.7k 26 Scotland
21 Feb 2014 7:58AM
That is quite a view to take with you.
But the 2nd shot probably gives a better indication of what life was like for the congregation ........... hard and rough

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