Saturday, 14 August 2010

River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey

Another contender for Weekend Reflections .... I do love reflections and this is a particularly peaceful image.

Actually, it's a very popular tourist spot and the footbridge and the adjacent stepping stones
can sometimes hold a continuous stream of people crossing from one bank of the River Wharfe to the other.
But I managed to catch a moment when all was quiet. It's a magical and, I think, very 'English' scene, especially when the cows wander down to drink in the river. When I was there last weekend, the water level in the river was quite low, but it can be deceptive and parts of the river have deep pools and nasty currents. A child sadly drowned here last year.

Happily, nothing spoilt the fun on Saturday and there were lots of families out picnicking, paddling and sampling delicious Yorkshire Dales ice-cream.

18 comments:

  1. The shot is so romantic! Happy weekend

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  2. This scene is so typically 'English', and I really like the way you've framed it.

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  3. Very nice picture! You did well to avoid the crowds. It was so busy when I last visited that shots of people on the stepping stones teetering close to disaster were the only interesting possibility.

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  4. Looks like some of the stepping stones aren't as near as I thought they were from yesterday's photo! Eek. Lovely photo.

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  5. your picture and the way you framed it make a beautyful and peaceful postcard; And you could caught the perfect moment, when noone was here:)
    i wish you a nice week-end!

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  6. Another lovely shot of the stones... and Louis la Vache would enjoy that charming bridge. ;-)

    You commented on Anita's Metamorphoses shot today that the cocoons looked like precious vases... while I immediately thought I'd love to have earrings made to look exactly like that! :-D

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  7. What a beautiful place! I wish I has some Yorkshire Dales ice cream to sample with the photos!

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  8. A beautiful place Jenny.
    Have a great weekend.
    Costas

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  9. It looks like it could be a scene from Wind In The Willows.

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  10. It is a wonderful picture. The stones would be fun to walk across.

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  11. Both this and your previous post are magnificent reflection photos. Very lovely peaceful scenes quite different from anything where I live!

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  12. If I remember rightly there are two footbridges over the wharf at Bolton Abbey - I have an old b&w photo of one (the other one I think) taken about forty years ago. It always was quite an idyllic spot.

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  13. What a peaceful scene! Your comments about our safety laws (or lack of them) made me laugh. And I thought the U.S. was the land of hypervigilance! I've never thought about the two you brought up - train track barriars and placement of fire hydrants. Interesting to ponder!

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  14. Thank for your visit ! Your capture is very romantic and the colours are beautiful !

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  15. That is such a beautiful capture - and I like the way you have framed it too.

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  16. The place is so beautiful. So peaceful and relaxing view. Great photo.

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  17. Loving how you framed this beautiful scene, and also the thought of eating ice cream too! ~Lili

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