Monday, 16 January 2012

The Winking Man

The Winking Man
(Canon EOS 60D, EF 55-250mm IS @ 250mm, 1/1000s @ f/6.3)
Time to get my finger out and start posting again! This is the Winking Man rock on the A53 from Leek to Buxton. As one passes it appears to wink as a rock behind blots out the sky behind the eye. Legend has it that if a maiden travelling by carriage sees the wink she will fall pregnant within the year! Not so many maidens travel by carriage nowadays.

3 comments:

  1. That's a very distinct profile, I can see how it might have inspired people to invent stories.

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  2. It is isn't it? Often I can't see the likenesses that people claim for rock formations but this one really works. The nose was more prominent until it was vandalised in the 1970s.

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