A view of Darwen Tower half way up the hill.
The octagonal Jubilee Tower (sometimes called Darwen Tower) at grid reference 53°41’22.75"N 2°29’16.72"W on Beacon Hill overlooking the town of Darwen in Lancashire, England, UK, was completed in 1898 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and also to celebrate the victory of the local people for the right to access the moor. It was opened to the public on 22 September 1898.

85 feet (25.9 m) in height, walkers can climb to the top via the internal staircase to admire the views of North Yorkshire, Morecambe Bay, Blackpool Tower, Cumbria, the Isle of Man, North Wales, Derbyshire elsewhere in Lancashire, and surrounding moorland.
I never get tired of views of this tower.
Taken with a canon 450D and a canon nifty fifty lens at F/8 and processed in cs4.

Almost retired,and a photography addict! I own a canon 7D and 5 canon lenses. I love playing in photoshop! I’m a fan of HDR if it isn’t too overdone.I also dabble in fractal art occasionally.

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  • Kensoi
    Kensoiabout 4 years ago

    Good Work & History :)

  • Thanks ken

    – inkedsandra

  • Richard Murch
    Richard Murchabout 4 years ago

    …. What a wonderful place to walk …… delightful …

  • Thanks Richard, yes it’s a lovely place and you can see this tower from nearly everywhere here.

    – inkedsandra

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 4 years ago

    very beautiful work..i love the splendid colors of flowers and the perpective.. i love ALL!!!

  • Thanks Anna my friend.un bacio

    – inkedsandra

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 4 years ago

    The feel is nostalgic and romantic. I feel like I’m looking at a portrait. Very nice Sandra.

  • That’s interesting Joe, thanks for your observations.

    – inkedsandra

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful work, Sandra!! How I would love to climb to the top of the tower & see that awesome vista!!!

  • Never been to the top! great views from up there thoufgh. hugzzz xx

    – inkedsandra

  • luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast
    luvapples down...about 4 years ago

    Love the shot, I feel I’m sharing your walk. What are the beautiful flowers? Your discription is really neat, I am a history freak, read everything I can get my hands on. ’ just listened to the music, that is our musical heritage through this part of Missouri and Kansas, settled mostly by people coming out of the mountains of what is now known as appalachia in the east.

  • i’m really pleased you like this; the flowers are rose bay willow herb and i think they are called fireweed in the U.S. Glad you enjoyed the music too.

    – inkedsandra

  • luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast
    luvapples down...about 4 years ago

    Thanks Sandra for the name of the flower. I thought I recognized the foliage but here in the dry midwest they range in color from deep red to a bright orange and are called Indian Paint Brush. I have tryed to dig some up to plant but they have such a long tap root and you break it off they won’t transplant. I think you can buy nursery plants or seeds now.

  • They are weeds here but are very pretty. I expect you can get a garden version.

    – inkedsandra

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful place that looks. So peaceful. Fabulous capture.

  • Thanks, yes it is lovely.

    – inkedsandra

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks Sylvia

    – inkedsandra

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