More From Panoramic Bradgate

I thought I’d share more of the shots I took yesterday. Panoramas seem much smaller in these posts.If you click on the photo, it will take you to a page with a thumbnail of it. Click on the thumbnail photo to see these bigger.

Volcano's Rim

Bradgate's Tower

Visiting Old John

The Other Side

Split Girl

Old John's Sundial

And now, a couple of regular shots, because I couldn’t resist.

Earth's Spine

Built in 1784 atop Leicestershire's second highest hill, Old John was originally just the tower. The handle was added in 1792. It is now, predictably known as Old John's Beer Tankard.
Built in 1784 atop Leicestershire’s second highest hill, Old John was originally just the tower. The handle was added in 1792. It is now, predictably known as Old John’s Beer Tankard.

Originally, there was a windmill atop this hill. It was rendered unsafe in a storm and was replaced with the tower by the Earl of Stamford, who owned this land at the time. It is said it was named ‘Old John’s Tower’ after the miller who had worked the windmill for decades. He was killed in a fire in the tower during the Earl’s heir’s coming of age celebration. The story goes that his favourite tipple was ale, so the archway was added in John the Miller’s honour.

I’ve talked about Bradgate Park here before, and I probably will again. There is so much of it to explore!

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