Sunday, December 12, 2010
Shadow Shot Sunday:
Stockport Bear Pit
A cold Monday morning in Stockport. A strong sun casts low shadows. In the background is Mersey Square, the front end of the Merseyway Shopping Centre built over the culverted infant River Mersey. In the foreground are the icy steps leading into the bear pit which overlooks the emergence of the Mersey. Bear baiting was abolished in the 1830s but prior to that bears were kept in large caves cut into the sandstone at the foot of High Bank Side.
For a more extensive and coloured view of this scene see Geograph.
For more shadow shots visit Hey Harriet.