Tuesday, 29 December 2015

A rural wander around Crux Easton, Hampshire

A complete change of scene, and scenery, for today's post. These pictures were all taken during one of our recent post-Christmas walks, this one being a 5 mile loop around Crux Easton in north Hampshire.

Silhouetted trees in the late afternoon sun
Silhouetted trees in the late afternoon sun 

When this electricity pylon came into view, I was immediately reminded of the cover of the excellent book, The Unofficial Countryside by Richard Mabey.

Electricity pylon with the setting sun
Electricity pylon with the setting sun

Sunset near Crux Easton
Sunset near Crux Easton

It's been a while since I photographed any decay, dereliction or abandonment, either urban or rural, so here are a few pictures of a slightly forgotten but favourite subject matter.

Rural decay, a broken fence post
Rural decay, a broken fence post

Rural decay, a derelict farm building, near Crux Easton
Rural decay, a derelict farm building, near Crux Easton

Rural decay, a derelict farm building, near Crux Easton
Rural decay, a derelict farm building, near Crux Easton

I must have taken tens of pictures of the sunset today, of which these are my favourites.

Sunset, near Crux Easton
Sunset, near Crux Easton

Sunset, near Crux Easton
Sunset, near Crux Easton

Sunset, near Crux Easton
Sunset, near Crux Easton

There's something about poles and wires disappearing into the distance.

Sunset, near Crux Easton
Sunset, near Crux Easton

And finally, the perfect ending to a perfect walk, the last glimpses of the winter sun as it sets behind the windmill at Crux Easton.

Crux Easton Windmill
Crux Easton Windmill

    

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