Friday, 16 May 2008

A View of The Hills

I'm new to this Skywatch Friday malarkey hosted by Tom at Wiggers World click on the link to join in.

When we first moved into our home ten years ago one of the things that attracted us to it was the panoramic view from our front of the Cleveland Hills - stretching from Eston 'Nab' right the way to Roseberry Topping.


In the winter months we were able to see the snow clouds building up on the other side of the range and then prepare ourselves, or watch the spectacle of the hills gradually disappearing behind the freshly falling snow. I used to love sitting in my chair watching the approaching storm rolling down the hills towards me.

In the summer the view was equally beautiful, and we've witnessed some pretty big grass-fires when it's been particularly hot and dry - always a frightening spectacle, especially at night when you get the illusion of a volcanic flow.

And then the town planners got to work....


and within a matter of a few months, a hideous carbuncle was constructed. To my mind it resembles a crash-landed spaceship, half embedded in the earth.
The New Unity City Academy is not only to blame for ruining our view, but we now have the added distraction of watching this particular carbuncle's contents spill out twice a day, creating havoc in ways only new teenagers can.

God bless those planners, eh?

17 comments:

Anemone said...

A really can imagine ypur frustration !!!

But lovely weekend anyway.

Abraham Lincoln said...

What in the world is that thing? I would be very upset at somebody for planting such an alien thing in my view. I still can't figure it out.

mrsnesbitt said...

Gary, I remember playing on Eston Hills before the A174 Parkway was built! What an absolute disgrace to take away your view for the sake of progress.

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is a great post for Sky Watch.. we get a lot of pictures that are taken from front and back gardens each week and we marval at the views.. heres one that at first looked fine and then ~BANG~ a crash landed UFO stuck there with as you say things far worse than little green men... what a shame this is.
Anyhow a warm welcome to Sky Watch I hope you enjoy your time here and you get many comments on this.. have a good week end and I hope to see you again next week.

RuneE said...

That was some contrast! I had only the first picture up and thought - nice view. Then the other one came up...

It isn't even the right kind of green!!

BTW Welcome to the club!

Ann from Montana said...

Welcome to another Skywatch newbie - last week was my first and what fun this is.

Yikes, re the carbuncle...

SandyCarlson said...

Hideous is right. Your first shot was spectacular. Perhaps this carbuncle will not last forever.

Texas Travelers said...

God bless the planners is not what I was thinking. I can't say it over the blog waves.

Very sad. Best of luck.

Thanks for visiting,
Troy

dot said...

What a shame but have to admit I've never seen anything like it.

Petunia said...

Great shot:)

Petunia's SWF

Gramma Ann said...

What in the world is that carbuncle thing? What is it for anyway?

You did once have a beautiful view, what a shame it was ruined.

CrazyCow said...

How frustrating. Pity town planners don't stop for a few minutes to enjoy a beautiful view! If they did they wouldn't make such a mess!

John said...

Great shots and welcome to sky watch, Gary!

Carla said...

The first photo is a nice sky shot of your beautiful view. So sorry that the aliens have landed...and spoiled it for you.

Daniel J Santos said...

great images, great sky watch.

Tommy V said...

nice

imac said...

Hi Gary, welcome to SW.
I like your shots - very nice work.
Yorkshire is a great place to live, had many a great holiday up there - Pickering - thirsk - Scarboro - Sandsend ect.
Hope to catch you next week(with the sun shining thru the irish dark stuff, have you tried it from Ireland, its different from over here?