Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is a large telecommunications site located on Goonhilly Downs near Helston on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, England, UK. Owned by BT Group plc, it was at one time the largest satellite earth station in the world, with more than 25 communications dishes in use and over 60 in total. The site also links into undersea cable lines. (From Wikipedia)
This is the site’s first dish, built in 1962 to link with Telstar. It has been dubbed ‘Arthur’.
The koru (Māori for “bight” or “loop”) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol inMāori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.
Four legs good, two legs bad. So true. I don’t like people most of the time. Everyone should read Animal Farm.
Gloomy, rain filled old day here, but I don’t have any rainy photos. So here here is a smashed window one.
Leeds Castle, Kent. Kinda nice.
Built by the Normans the oldest part of the present Saltwood Church dates from about 1100 and the tower, which originally had a gabled top, from about 1200.
Twenty six fisheye images stuck together for this one… Otham Church, just up the road from me. The tower of Otham church is in an unusual position – in the south-east corner of the nave. In fact the church is altogether an unusual shape with a nave and chancel of equal length, both cells having a north chapel. Pretty little church.
Folkestone graffiti at its finest.
I am thinking about upgrading the Nikon D200. She will stay with me though as, quite frankly, she has been superb. I just want better High ISO performance and dual card slots would be a nice to have. A bump in resolution would definitely help with the macro too.