Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Somewhere Cool


We nipped out to see Dan's dad on Sunday, just to check he was managing on his own while his wife is away. The house was sill standing bu he had attempted to cook a ready meal by putting it in the oven, but using the microwave instructions, needless to say, i didn't end well. 

Little Barista in Burnley was the obvious choice for lunch, and for a change it wasn't absolutely packed so we were able to get a seat. The manager even commented it was nice to see me in regular clothing rather than the many layers I usually wear when we go to the football! It was so hot we thought a good place to cool off would be on top of a hill, so we headed up to see the Singing Ringing Tree, one of four Panopticons in East Lancashire. Sadly, the Hollywood style Accrington sign never came into being, I think it would have looked amazing.

the view from the top with Burnley below


The tree is made from steel pipes, when the wind passes through them they produce their special tunes. 

oh look, a football ground!

Atlas Obscura has some more information and great pictures. It's worth adding to the itinerary of your once in a lifetime holiday to Burnley. 

10 comments:

  1. I've never seen a structure like that.I bet it makes an interesting sound on a windy day.

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  2. And another one to add to my never ending list of places to see if I ever find myself nearby!
    Arilx

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    1. There's a lot to see if you do ever make it up this way!

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  3. That would be something to see and hear.

    God bless.

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    1. It's a beautiful place to be, so close to the town, but you feel a million miles away from anything - other than sheep!

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  4. I love the steel tree I bet it sounds fantastic. Hopefully following the microwave instructions meant it was only in the oven a few minutes and the packaging didn't cause too much mess. xx

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    1. He had put the oven on full, so even three minutes made quite a mess! No damage to the oven thankfully, just a hungry man.

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  5. Wonderful photos and I love the sculpture. Weather here is bery clammy and I am demotivated due to feeling exhausted. Bring on cooler weather.

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    1. It has been so warm, and we haven't even had our usual sea breeze to cook us down a little.

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