Monday, 14 November 2011

Troglodytic Vole

Finally this weekend, I visited Poole's Cavern in Buxton, a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites (-mites grow up, -tites come down). It was a prehistoric, Roman and Saxon mining/factory area, religious site and resort of outlaws and scoundrels. Highly recommended.

The 'Flitch of Bacon' stalactite

Remains of the Victorian gas lamp

Not a single person giggled at these on the tour I took. The guides claim they're called 'poached egg' stalagmites. A likely story.

Stalactites reflected in a pool of water

Autumnal copper beech leaves

My first attempt at a 'zoom burst' shot. Should have used a tripod, but not bad. 


Anonymous said...

I was always taught G for ground up and C for ceiling down.

Artog said...

Or the classic: stalactites hold on tight.