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The Golden Ball

By Carol_f
Taken during a brief break in the clouds yesterday. The golden ball on top of the church tower of St Lawrence West Wycombe. It was built in the 18th century for Sir Francis Dashwood and infamous for its association with the Hell Fire Club which met in the church and caves beneath. The ball call hold 6-8 people seated and commands views for miles around and is believed to have been used for members of the Hell Fire Club as a lookout. The building is front is the Mausoleum holding the graves of the Dashwood family.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Tony_Baloni, youmightlikethis, KBan and 17 more

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KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2005 9:37AM
good one Carol

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colin Plus
13 697 5 Scotland
6 Nov 2005 9:42AM
Lovely setting - I like the inclusion of the sheep.
I'd be interested to know what the Hell Fire Club was all about. Sounds interesting.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2005 9:53AM
Nice image, like the composition...did you position each sheep individually, it must have taken you ages....they look perfectly positioned

6 Nov 2005 10:03AM
No I didnt position the sheep!! But unforutnatley a dog ran through the field and frightened them and as I wanted to include them in the picture I had to take it from futher back than I intended!
JimmyR Plus
12 12 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2005 10:40AM
Fine shot...probably the best I've seen in a long time of the ball!...our dear friend got buried there last yr!...yes, I live close too Smile
glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
6 Nov 2005 11:28AM
Lovely image, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!

ShedMan Plus
12 3 2 South Africa
6 Nov 2005 12:00PM
like it, realy nice.usedto live near there

6 Nov 2005 2:07PM
You have composed this perfectly IMO. Lovely depth of colour. Sharpness and clarity are great. Very nice work.
Superb !!!

johnjrp Plus
13 432 5 Australia
6 Nov 2005 5:00PM
Very nice. click. John
Hi Carol, you have a great eye for composition in all of your pics, this is no exception, love it. Peter.
8 Nov 2005 9:44AM
Oh Carol the sheep in the fg balance your scene beautifully and the architectural feature pokes out of the greenery perfectly. Nice composition.
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
9 Nov 2005 8:59AM
Great story and a scenic shot as well.
georg Plus
13 4 South Africa
10 Nov 2005 9:06PM
Very interesting history. Thanks.
arnieg Plus
13 704 England
11 Nov 2005 10:01PM
beautiful scene the sheep in the f/ground balance the shot well

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