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Seat with a View

By BrianM
Last year when visiting the Yorkshire Moors on the road between Egton Bridge and Goathland I noticed a cross by the side of the road but for some reason passed by so this year when I came across it again I decided to walk up the moor to take a better look. Not only is there a cross with an interesting history but a seat from which to enjoy the view. The cross is enigmatically inscribed KF 1929 - KF was Mr J Kenneth Foster, J.P. of Egton Manor, who arranged for the cross to be erected in April 1929. The cross was designed by Sir E.L.Lutyens A.R.A. and is a copy of an ancient wayside cross on a hill near Vittel, Vosges, France. It was built of stone from the Egton estate. Although the cross was not erected not as a memorial it is close to the place an aircraft crashed on 15th April 1917.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: stevebutler, answersonapostcard, devon-photographic and 12 more



stevebutler 18 122 England
26 Oct 2004 5:17PM
Some interesting info and a good shot. Very much like a postcard.

Steve B!
26 Oct 2004 5:19PM
Very picture postcard, lovely. K.
26 Oct 2004 5:23PM
Lovely shot and description. Click

tull 19 181 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 6:39PM
Really love this Brian and a great story to accompany this lovely image.

old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
26 Oct 2004 7:05PM
Lovely shot, Brian, though it looks just a little oversharpened.
BrianM 20 136 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2004 8:20PM
Thanks all for taking a look and for the comments, appreciated as always.

Jim - looking at it again you could be right, I have a tendency to push sharpness to the limit, seems I may have slightly overstepped the mark this time.
UserRemoved 18 6.2k 1
26 Oct 2004 11:28PM
Of course, a Lutyens, easily recognisable (OK, maybe not by me!) √ΜΛЯΚ
davidbailie 19 457 7 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 12:41AM
Precise composition -


A lovely shot which has been brilliantly composed. The colours are excellent *click*
Suey xx
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 2:19PM
Nice simplicity, good composition. Well done Brian.
BrianM 20 136 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 6:05PM
Thanks all for taking a look and for the comments, appreciated as always. I know it's not much more than a postcard shot but after parking where parking was not really convenient and walking up the moor to take a better look I thought I would give the image an airing.
johnjrp 19 432 5 Australia
28 Oct 2004 2:15PM
Very nice. John
28 Oct 2004 5:28PM
Wonderful composition and colours Brian, interesting info too.
magda_indigo 19 418 England
1 Nov 2004 6:02PM
just very beautiful and soothing, click (*:*)
BrianM 20 136 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 6:21PM
Thanks John, Richard, & Magda, viewing and comments appreciated as always.
1 Nov 2004 11:58PM
Beautiful sharp colourful shot Brian.

BrianM 20 136 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2004 8:38AM
Thanks for dropping by Mary, viewing and comment appreciated.
tartanlady 19 58 Scotland
2 Nov 2004 6:57PM
Interesting background notes to your landscape Brian. Looks like a nice place to stop and admire the scenery, excellent colour and detail.
BrianM 20 136 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2004 9:50PM
Thanks for the viewing and comment, Louise, appreciated. The picture of the seat is a little deceptive, it's no longer in condition to be used.
shutter speed 18 370 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2004 12:43PM
Hello Brian
Excellent image you have posted here which is really lovely and the additional information regarding the history of the of this location and subject is very interesting more of us should follow your example
Best wishes
BrianM 20 136 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2004 1:13AM
Thanks for taking a look Ian, and the comment, appreciated. With shots like this I like to give a little background if possible.

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