Image title: Sunderland Washington Penshaw Monument (bw)

Sunderland Washington Penshaw Monument (bw)

The Penshaw Monument stands on a hilltop with the undulating landscape of County Durham visible through the pillars in all directions. A small boy has climbed up onto the temple floor, and looks tiny next to the massive stone pillars, coloured black by the smoke of past times.

Visible miles around, the Penshaw Monument is a remarkable structure which is arguably just as significent, though much older than the Angel of the North. What must the view have been like from the monument in the days of coal mining?


Sunderland Washington Penshaw Monument (bw)



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Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera I have used high contrast black and white to emphasise the forms.

Washington, Tyne and Wear, Co Durham, monuments, classical architecture

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