Category:  Architecture Photography | Posted: April 20, 2017

An ancient monument, reminiscent of a chess piece

Check Mate

by El-mundo

Looming like a great king piece in a game of chess, This is The Carlisle Monument on the Castle Howard Estate, near York in North Yorkshire, which is a huge National Trust stately home with vast land to accompany it. This particular monument was built in 1870 in memory of the late Earl of Carlisle. It stands 110ft tall and is 7ft 4" in diameter, the estate has monuments similar to these including an impressive mausoleum, scattered all over the 10,000 or so acres of the estate. This was a chance photo, but I wanted to bring out a more dark and sinister side to the imposing and well crafted structure once it was uploaded to the PC.



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