BOULBY CLIFF & ITS CHARMS

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    With about four miles on my boots the clifftop path has dropped down into Skinningrove and then reascended keeping to the line of the Cleveland Way. Here this industrial mobile clanks in the wind, close to the railway serving the nearby Boulby Potash Mine. There is nothing to hand that might serve to clarify its purpose so I guess we are meant work it out for ourselves.. Well the circle is a unifying symbol representative of the world, within it, the individual "charms" are suggestive of the industrial past, pitons and hammers of mining, beasts of land and fowls of the air land and sea-life, farming and mythology, so lots of boxes ticked. So dear walker, pause on your journey and contemplate the cycle of life, natures bounty that sustains it and your place within in its all-embracing scheme. Is this significant? Or stimulating? Or is it just another egregious chunk of post-industrial litter masquerading as "public art"?
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    summonedbyfells
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    Flickr (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Attribution License
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8521690@N02/8166977990/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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