Walking around the town of Kendal and along the banks of the River Kent I came across this Coat of Arms in the middle of a flower bed just by the river and near to the Nether Bridge. The motto “Pannus mini panic” is often translated as “wool is my bread”, which would underline the importance of the industry which for centuries supported the people of this busy town.
Driving along the B5343 through the Lake District National Park I stopped at a car park and walked across the road down to the River Brathay which I could see on the map leads to Elter Water, a lake I hadn’t been to before. The water on the river was surprisingly still and therefore with the weather conditions there were some interesting opportunities for reflections on the water. Trying to not get too excited / distracted by this I continued to explore the banks of the river and came across the above old tree. I am not sure what had happened to it but it was very hollow, so much so I could walk into the middle of the tree!
Dry Stone Walls can be seen in many parts of rural England but probably the best area for them in the UK is the Lake District National Park. I literally took this photograph through the passenger side window of my car whilst sat in the driving seat. Obviously the car was stopped, but it seemed that the camera was at the right height and the sun was lighting up the stones to create warm colours and nice shadows to give the photograph texture.
Driving through Little Langdale is it hard to drive past this picturesque pub without stopping. Being early morning (before opening time) I parked in their car park for ten minutes whilst I ran back down the road to capture a few landscape photographs. On the way back to the car I captured the above view of the front of the Three Shires Inn. A quick Google search showed me they have a fantastic website as well as a great location in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Next time I find myself in the Langdales I am definitely going inside for a drink.