Thursday, 30 August 2012

Solomon's Temple

Solomon's Temple, Buxton
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 22mm,  f/6.3, 3 images HDR tone mapped in Photomatix)
Solomon's Temple (or Grin Low Tower) is located on a hill to the south of Buxton. It isn't really much of a temple being simply a tower, 20 feet tall, with nothing inside but a staircase leading to the viewing platform on top. No altar, no stained glass windows, no virgins being sacrificed (possibly happens after dark!). The weather today wasn't particularly inspiring but at least the rain stayed off while I was there.

The tower was built in 1896 on the instructions of a local publican named Solomon Mycock

3 comments:

  1. It's okay. I like it. The walk through the woods to Buxton is full of fungi. I thought the Duke of Devonshire built it.

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    1. The Duke paid for it but, apparently Solomon Mycock arranged for it to be built. It was supposedly to provide employment for the local population.

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  2. I think that it is marvelous . . . there is a bit of an alluring mystery about it. Thank you for sharing, Connie :)

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