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The weather forecast for today was not optimistic, so we planned a family shopping trip. On the way there the weather surprised us positively, so we decided to make a short walk in one of the iconic North East England spots, near the Penshaw Monument. The light was so great that I simply had to take some pictures of the place but I had only the phone camera available with me (iPhone7). So whether I liked it or not, my first photo taken in the year 2022, was taken with the phone.

I have visited the Penshaw Monument before and here you can see it with a different foreground:
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More information about the monument from Wikipedia:
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penshaw_Monument)
Penshaw Monument (officially The Earl of Durham's Monument) is a folly built in 1844 on Penshaw Hill between the districts of Washington and Houghton-le-Spring, within the City of Sunderland, North East England. It is dedicated to John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham and the first Governor of the Province of Canada.
The monument dominates the local landscape as a half-sized replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens.
The Doric tetrastyle monument is 30 metres long, 16 metres wide and 20 metres high. The columns are each 2 metres in diameter. It was designed by John and Benjamin Green and built by Thomas Pratt of Sunderland, based on the Doric order.

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  • Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7402 W: 106 N: 19443] (74447)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2022-01-03
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-01-03 12:44
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