One of the North East’s most prominent landmarks, Penshaw Monument was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton.

Modelled on the Thesion, the Temple of Theseus in Athens, Penshaw stands magnificently above the city on a limestone hill with spectacular views as far afield as Durham Cathedral and the North Pennines.

This is my own image enhanced with layers and textures in Photoshop 7.

My name is Carol Bleasdale and I have been interested in photography and art since I was very young.

For my more recent work I am now combining my love of art and photography to produce Fine Art images and portraits.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you like what you see!

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  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Nice Carol
    Sharp details and good colors.

  • Thank you John!

    – Carol Bleasdale

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Nicely done Carol!

  • Thanks Pamela, this is a famous monument in these parts!

    – Carol Bleasdale

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thank you, your comments are always much appreciated!

    – Carol Bleasdale

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    Terrific treatment on this excellent capture!!! Bill

  • Thanks Bill!

    – Carol Bleasdale

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 2 years ago

    Fabulous work, Carol – you have brought this to life! Wonderful texturing!

  • Thank you Christina. Are you feeling any better? xx

    – Carol Bleasdale

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7over 2 years ago

    Fascintaing building, Carol, a touch of Ancient Greece ‘up North’! Great! It looks a wonderful place for views! I like this a lot.
    Dave ;-)

  • Thanks a lot Dave – yes, the views are quite spectacular from the top – must get up there again!

    – Carol Bleasdale

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 07/14/2012

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  • Thanks so much Deborah!

    – Carol Bleasdale

  • Pauline Tims
    Pauline Timsover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, Carol

  • Belated thanks for your comment Pauline!

    – Carol Bleasdale

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