Sunrise towards the Pennines as seen from above Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick on the day after Midsummer Day 2021. Blencathra (868 m.) on the left and Clough Head (726 m.) on the right.
Also my photo of the party in progress around the Neolithic stones - but you don’t see the sun rise over the stones, you need to go a bit higher up.
These journeys we do hundreds or thousands of times imprint images in our minds. We avoid eye contact so inevitably one looks down or upwards. These patterns plus the infrastructure are all shouting at us in primary colours and harsh patterns, compared to which us travellers are but pale things who pass through this underworld.
These are some images from today’s journey from Barons Court to Victoria on the District Line in London.
Today’s partial solar eclipse, seen from my home in west London. The clouds cleared just enough to snap this photo at 1115, just two minutes after the maximum.
Always a moment of awe and wonder, though not as dramatic as the partial eclipse of 2015 which I saw from Kendal in Cumbria.