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Airy poetics...
Chris: These things never look safe to me Larry..
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 23 Feb 2014, 03:29
Looks like the white horse is resisting the urge to fly, Chris.
Chris: I can't blame it Ray: maybe like myself it prefers terra firma
Great set of pix here. > I'm so interested in the horse. Is it made of paint or white stones?
Chris: It is carved into a chalk hillside Jacquelyn
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Feb 2014, 07:36
They chose a wonderful spot to fly and you chose a great location for walking.
Great set of pictures here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westbury_White_Horse
A wonderful place.
Chris: Ahh - you recognise it Astrid! Yes it is a wonderful area for walking and getting marvellous views on clear days when you can see most of the way to Hollandshire..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2014, 07:37
a fine collection of photos from a sunny day - I hope the White Horse, too, will be lifting up a bit. The bench looks inviting.
Chris: I sat on that perfectly positioned bench to watch the aeronautics after I took these pictures Philine
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2014, 08:23
No shortage of raving lunatics here then! Nice mini-series Chris. Top left if the strongest image although I do quite like bottom right with the group firmly seated on the bench.
Chris: To be absolutely honest Mike I took this little lot because I happened to be where they were flying these daft looking things on a sunny day. Not my normal subject matter or interest..
This always strikes me as a way of committing suicide
Chris: Absolutely - publicly, purposefully and picturesquely all at the same time..
Those are awesome captures, Chris. The bottom left one looks like the wings of your famous sculpture which I can't remember the name of at the moment.
Chris: You probably mean the Angel Of The North Mary
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2014, 09:23
I've not seen a white horse paragliding before. I like the three people sat on the bench about to take off.
Chris: And they were never found afterwards..
Have they re-done the horse chris....looks new ......great collection of shots
Chris: They have re scoured it Shane
The top two images give scale to the white horse, Chris. For some reason I had imagined it to be larger than that.
Chris: The horse is further away than you think Bev
Like Bill and yourself I think anybody daft enough to do this for a hobby must want their head examined, still they gave you some good photos.
Chris: That is what it comes down to in the end Brian
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 23 Feb 2014, 15:57
... and you got to the top of the hill under your own steam.
Chris: And what is unusual about that for a YOUNG & FIT man??
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2014, 16:02
Being a big scaredycat it is too dangerous for my idea of fun I'm afraid
Chris: Same here Anne but as a photographer it's interesting to do
Clear Blues here Chris..A beautiful landscape!
Chris: Thank you Ronke. Nice when the sun shines isn't it!
Looks like a good day for it!
Chris: I think this lot was taken last summer Tom
Great shot of a wonderful day out!
Chris: In good bright dry weather

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