Friday, 19 December 2003
Pix Of The Day: English Lake District Jewels
CREDIT: © Tony Richards/LakelandCAM.co.uk
WHERE: Keswick, Cumbria, England. WHAT: lake and mountain scenery.
MAP: Keswick-Ambleside Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.
In early December of this year Tony Richards, web master of the LakelandCAM.co.uk site, took this picture from the Hawse End to Grange road. This western lake shore road runs along the foot of a hill named Catbells, with fine views over the lake of Derwentwater and the town of Keswick. More often seen with the heights of Skiddaw behind, in this view Keswick is backed by the equally grand hill Blencathra, part of the upland region known as the Northern Fells.
Visitors to the Lakeland are well catered for with accommodation and visitor attractions. Just outside the National Park area, the towns of Penrith, Cockermouth, and Kendal, offer a wide range of facilities. Within the National Park, the towns of Keswick, and Ambleside, are the two centers offering the most for visitors. Our favorite guide web sites for these jewels are: Julian Thurgood's VisitCumbria.com for visitor attractions; Andrew Leaney's Leaney.org for walks and organized lists of the hills. Regular doses of pictures may be had from Tony Sainsbury (yesterday), Tony Richards (today), or Ann Bowker (tomorrow).
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)