On Saturday morning, our walking group was treated to a guided tour of the Newmillerdam area of Wakefield by one of the rangers. The weather was freezing and we had several snow showers and lots of ice and hard ground under foot.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
I wasn't going to take any photographs this morning as I have snapped this subject matter so many times before, but I enjoyed walking around Sheffield so much this morning that I had to share it with you.
We started with breakfast in the city, and then decided to have a wander around.
Here you can see the Cholera monument on the hill. The 402 victims of this terrible outbreak of 1832 were buried and commemorated. One of the Kettle Drums of the ill fated "Museum of Popular Music" (now Sheffield Hallam University Student Union) sits on the right hand side, and between the buildings sits the fantastic independent Showroom Cinema and cafe.
Of course you know about our fantastic Cheese Grater car park. The artist Pete Mckee said that if this was in Barcelona, it would be a huge deal. I think he is right!
Thursday, 8 January 2015
Our first walk of the new year with our walking group was a very wet affair. We met at Roche Abbey in Rotherham - a suprisingly extraordinary peaceful oasis on the outskirts of this little town. We had a great turnout for the walk, but the weather was foul - "silling it down" as we say in these parts!