Photographer's Note

Captain James Cook was born just few hundred meters away from my house. There are a lot of places in North Yorkshire which are somehow related to his life. For example, I showed you a photo of the granite vase which marks his birthplace. I showed you two photos of the church in which he was baptised. I showed you his monument in Whitby where he started his career. I showed you an art installation “Message in the Bottle” which was literally made of his words. To gather these photos together I created a James Cook Theme.
This photo presents the Captain Cook’s Monument. It is located on one of the hills of the North York Moors National Park. This monument has been vandalised in the wave of vandalism going around the world recently. Read more about it here:

Info from the article: The obelisk was erected by Whitby banker Robert Campion in 1827 to celebrate Captain James Cook. There is a controversial inscription plaque on the obelisk which says: “while it shall be deemed the honour of a Christian Nation to spread civilisation and the blessings of the Christian faith among pagan and savage tribes, so long will the name of Captain Cook stand out amongst the most celebrated and most admired benefactors of the human race.”

The hike to the monument is one of the numerous in this area, nice and easy natural walks, offering beautiful views along the way. The head trail is at the Gribdale Gate Car Park. The heather is not blooming yet, but I will try to visit in the full bloom next time to show the purple context of the monument.

BTW: it is not an HDR: this is how the clouds seriously looked on that day.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5702 W: 104 N: 14765] (58457)
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