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The Tower of Barad-Dur (or, the Shard)

Friday 1st February 2019, 3.30pm (day 2,717)

Shard as Barad-dur, 1/2/19

Old and new London… Renzo Piano, architect of the Shard — tallest habitable building in Britain and the second-tallest freestanding structure, after the Emley Moor TV mast — claims to have been inspired by church spires. Myself I think he was inspired by Tolkein. If this isn’t Sauron’s tower Barad-Dur, I don’t know what is.

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December scene, Hebden Bridge

Monday 18th December 2017, 10.50am (day 2,307)

HB december, 18/12/17

Winter, as such, I don’t mind. I can take the cold and it tends to look nice (as here). It’s the darkness that pisses me off, and we haven’t even reached the Solstice yet. On winter days when I’m around home I can just about get it in me to go out when the sun finally struggles up, but otherwise, if it can’t be bothered, usually neither can I.

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Winter rooves

Thursday 29th December 2016, 11.55am (day 1,953)

Frosty Nutclough, 29/12/16

The roof nearest the camera is that of my house. I suppose the architecture of my immediate locality is pretty offbeat, but after 15 years here I no longer really think about it. This is about as early in a day as we get sunshine during the winter, as when the sun is low, it does not get above the hillside to the east in the morning. From mid-November to mid-February each year we have to wait until the light gets round to this side of the building — then enjoy our nice, better-lit afternoons.

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Frosty rooves

Monday 23rd November 2015, 8.00am (day 1,551)

Frosty rooves, 23/11/15

Brrr! Definitely the coldest day of the winter so far; it is becoming increasingly hard to kid ourselves we are still in ‘autumn’.

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Birchcliffe hillside, Hebden Bridge

Sunday 12th July 2015, 11.50am (day 1,417)

Birchcliffe hillside, 12/7/15

Only two of the last 19 days’ pictures have been taken in Hebden Bridge, or three if you count yesterday’s in Mytholmroyd, which is just down the road. But I have a couple of weeks here now before my trip to Tanzania, so time to find some inspiration around home. I bet your town doesn’t look quite like this.

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Rooves and windows, Hebden Bridge

Thursday 29th January 2015, 12.10pm (day 1,253)

Rooves and windows, 29/1/15

As seen from the back of my house — which I did not leave today. Too much marking to do, and too cold, though not the snow fall that was forecast.

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Rooves and chimneys

Sunday 23rd November 2014, 2.55pm (day 1,186)

Chimneys, 23/11/14

Another well-lit afternoon, with the last rays of the day catching the smoke from these November fires. 3pm is as late as we get sunlight in the valley at this time of year — 10 minutes after this all is in shadow.

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The rooves of Nutclough

Thursday 18th September 2014, 4.20pm (day 1,120)

Nutclough rooves, 18/9/14

Today was not a great deal more active, or well-lit, than yesterday, but now and again there are still new things to be found in the immediate vicinity of the house. These are the rooves of our neighbours, the road curving down the hill towards the town, viewed from our attic room.

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