Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Background Image

I started to note in the footer that it was a photo I took in 2011 in Stroud, but we were in the outskirts of Stroud, and hadn't even gone through town. I had travelled from Bristol with Alison P, to visit Katherine M's family. Coming off what seemed like flat land, we fell down into a wonderful canyon with fantastic views.

While setting up this blog, I asked Katherine what it was more specifically called, and she wrote
"The photo was taken in Wall's Quarry (or Brimscombe, which covers the larger area) and is looking towards Swells Hill. It counts as being Stroud - I guess I would always just say "Stroud" if asked where I live, and only if the person was familiar with the area would I start getting more specific."

The brighter, fuller version is here (click to enlarge):

The design along the bottom was on top of someone's roof, down the steep hill below the road. Katherine's house was up just as steep a hill on the other side of the road. It was a beautiful place and I'm glad I got to be there.


  1. Who was driving me around and said "There's Stonehenge, do you want to stop?" I'm clearly mushing all of the visit into one small confused lump. :-)

  2. Alison wrote and said it was her, it was her car, but we were on the way to Winchester. I feel better. :-)