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On Ilkley Moor Bar T’at

It seems like there’s countless way to spell the phrase On Ilkley Moor Bar T’at (On Ilkley Moor without a hat) like..On Ilkley Moor Bah Tat or On Ilkley Moor Ba’ Tat, or like the song lyrics On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at… Who cares really as long as you’ve got a pint in your hand while blasting the tune out in full Yorkshire Style.

I enjoyed a full day in Ilkley a few months back with my ❤Wifey (pictured below) on what was a beautiful winters days, we travelled by train from Leeds and photos below practically photo-document the entire day…even a Video at the very bottom of the train journey…speeded up so it looks like we travelled at 756 mph 🙂


The Lyrics go like this…

Wheear ‘ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee, ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at
Wheear ‘ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee, ah saw thee?
Wheear ‘ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at
On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at
On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at
Tha’s been a cooartin’ Mary Jane
Tha’s bahn’ to catch thy deeath o` cowd
Then us’ll ha’ to bury thee
Then t’worms’ll come an` eyt thee up
Then t’ducks’ll come an` eyt up t’worms
Then us’ll go an` eyt up t’ducks
Then us’ll all ha’ etten thee
That’s wheear we get us ooan back

Translated it says this…

Where have you been since I last saw you, last saw you?
On Ilkley Moor without a hat
Where have you been since I last saw you, last saw you?
Where have you been since I last saw you?
On Ilkley Moor without a hat
On Ilkley Moor without a hat
On Ilkley Moor without a hat
You have been courting Mary Jane
You are bound to catch your death of cold
Then we will have to bury you
Then the worms will come and eat you up
Then the ducks will come and eat up the worms
Then we will go and eat up the ducks
Then we will all have eaten you
That’s where we get our own back

Our Train Journey as if we travelled at 729 mph 😉

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour

I thought why submit a few ‘Colour’ Themed images for this weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, but instead over 1000, so I downloaded my full Instagram library of 1020 images (to be exact) to create a colourful Rainbow Mosaic using them all.

…I hope you like it.

Click to enlarge, as the image is nearly 5000 Pixels high and contains 1500 squares (some images used twice)

Plumpton Rocks

Plumpton Rocks near Knaresborough 04 ©Carl Milner 2013

On what was a beautiful crystal clear winters morning, it was so sad to stop and see a place that was once graced by great brush of William Turner is now nothing more than a weekend roadside stopover for visiting people to Harrogate or Knaresborough. Even on this weekday morning when I pulled over, the place was closed with nowhere to park, but I was undeterred and with a willingness to see what laid beyond the ‘KEEP OUT ..”CLOSED” gate, I armed myself with the ‘trusty’ camera I ventured/vaulted over the gate.

What awaited me was nothing short of magical, I could see why Edward Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood commissioned Turner to produced his two serene landscape paintings of the place, the lake was a Titanic’esque‘ mill pond and the rocks had an amazing winter colour with some crazy shades of mutant lichen on them.

Plumpton Rocks by J.M.W.Turner 1798
Plumpton Rocks by J.M.W.Turner 1798

I managed to take only a brief amounts of photographs, but in my opinion this place is such a hidden gem on the door step of our County of Yorkshire and deserves more than just a fleeting ‘urban’ visit from a passerby like me and my camera….

Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels ©Carl Milner MilnersBlog 62

This weekend me and the lovely Wife visited a truly English Christmas Festival which had transformed the City of York’s unique streets into a wintery wonderland of Ice Sculptures, Festive Stalls, Ice Bars, Street Food and some really cool Street Entertainers. What was even more magical they’d guaranteed a sprinkling of snow, even though fake.. it really added to whole experience.

Although I could write a lot more about the Festival of Angels,  hopefully these 40+ images will tell the story of our day, even though I’ve left quite a few out…which will feature in my Next Post : Black Ice

Rush Hour Lights

Rush Hour Light © Carl Milner MilnersBlogAs part of the ‘A Word A Week Photograph Challenge‘ themed ‘Light’ I took these photographs of the evening Rush Hour under a thin vial of fog.