Carved Circle

By woolybill1
For our U3A summer challenge topic Circles, Arcs and Spirals. There are numerous examples of bowls carved into rocks to be found on the Derbyshire gritstone edges, meant to collect rainwater for grazing sheep.

Thanks for all votes, comments and awards yesterday. All were and are much appreciated.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Landscape Rock Black and white Carving Mobile phone


kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 27 Scotland
6 Aug 2021 7:18AM
Is that the square peg to go in it?
6 Aug 2021 7:28AM
Fascinating fact. Didn't know that.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
6 Aug 2021 7:49AM
Great view from there, interesting info too
6 Aug 2021 7:55AM
Didn’t know there were modern ones, have seen a few Neolithic ‘cup-and-ring’ marks on the moors. Fine mono here.

Smashing composition Bill....Smile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
6 Aug 2021 8:28AM
Super pov 😁😁
RonDM Plus
6 238 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2021 9:17AM
Excellent image, good monochrome

6 Aug 2021 9:18AM
An excellent composition making use of two interesting features, Bill.

6 Aug 2021 9:57AM
great depth, elevated viewpoint and tonal work to this landscape view
SlowSong Plus
13 10.0k 30 England
6 Aug 2021 11:16AM
I hope you found the easy way up there. Worth it for the view. Smile
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2021 11:28AM

Quote:I hope you found the easy way up there.

Indeed we did. The car park at the start of the path is free, too, and the former honesty-box has vanished.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
6 Aug 2021 11:35AM
Never seen these circular bowls, how considerate of people to creat these for the sheep 😃 A fine shot, Bill 👍
Trev 😀
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2021 12:15PM
A great mono image BillSmileSmile

mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
6 Aug 2021 12:41PM
That is interesting, what their purpose is, no doubt welcome by sheep! Makes for an interesting foreground to go with the view. Is the stone stack, a marker for the sheep finding it!! Drink here!!!
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
6 Aug 2021 1:12PM
What a fascinating fact. Imagine the labor it took to grind out these perfect bowls.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
6 Aug 2021 2:08PM
Wonderful to be able to get up there to view all this.
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
6 Aug 2021 5:44PM
How very disappointing, "to collect rainwater for grazing sheep". Nothing to do with aliens or UFO landings then Sad
All those sad and lonely conspiracy theorists. Sitting up there all night long with their 'Welcome to Earth' banners. What
will they do when they find out? SmileSmile..Every days a school day Bill.
Nice image as well.
Very interesting photo and explanation that without would raise UFO speculation as a flying saucer landing zone.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2021 6:48PM
Beautiful composition... Very well seen Bill.
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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
6 Aug 2021 6:51PM
We saw things like this in Portugal and wondered why??

Marvelous idea!
6 Aug 2021 8:41PM
Accordion to Peason, Alan did that.
Sorry, I have just been corrected by Moleswroth 2 who say an alien did that. Fotherington Thomas he no nothing about such things all he see are the luvly clouds and sky. He are an utter wet as any fule no and I diskard him utterly.
We have a new game teecher called Samantha and she sa you can have her special cup. 🏆
Yours N Molesworth esq.
cooky Plus
17 6 6 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2021 9:00PM
Lovely image Bill and great textures and angle.

dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 787 England
7 Aug 2021 2:55PM

Quote:There are numerous examples of bowls carved into rocks to be found on the Derbyshire gritstone edges, meant to collect rainwater for grazing sheep

I never knew that.

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