Spiralling Upwards

I took a trip out to Runnymede today for a walk around the "birthplace of modern democracy".  Having made a flying visit to the USA, via the one acre of crown land containing the J F Kennedy memorial given to the American people in perpetuity under the control and management of the Kennedy Memorial Trust, I headed up Coopers Hill and a visit to the Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial.  This is always a special place to visit, commemorating the names of over 20,000 air men and women who lost their lives in WWII and have no known grave.

Today my eye was drawn to the spiral staircases which head up to the roof and its view across the Thames Basin to Heathrow and the London skyline, with Windsor Castle (extra) to the west. Back to one of the staircases, I liked this image and felt it would suit Ingeborg's Abstract Thursday challenge of twists and turns ... which is just what a spiral staircase does!

Eventually I headed back down to the Thames and the Runnymede Pleasure Ground for a much welcome ice cream before strolling back to the car and home. A great day out ignoring the, normally, 14-mile journey to and from my home which was beset with roadworks and car crashes causing traffic queues and detours.

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