A photo blog illustrating the beautiful countryside within a walk or short drive of the town of Leek, Staffordshire. The area covered includes the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock Chase and South-east Cheshire.
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Green Man sculpture in Waste Park, Leek
On a rather wet morning, I took Button for a walk and found this sculpted pillar in a nearby park, Waste Wild Play area. This carved wooden pillar is about 1.3m high. The Green Man is a legendary figure present in many forms in Britain and Europe (and the rest of the world). Thought to be pagan in origin, it is nevertheless often found in carvings in churches. It represents a spirit of nature - perhaps the male equivalent of a "mother earth" figure. (Panasonic Lumix TZ10)