The Desolate Moor

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Conan Doyle, England, photo essay

Then fourteen miles away the great convict prison of Princetown. Between and around these scattered points extends the desolate and lifeless moor.

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  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Norman – These are fantastic ‘photos! They really give one the flavour of The Hound of the Baskervilles and other stories that take place there.

  2. Norman says:

    Thanks very Margot.
    The weather on Dartmoor can change in minutes from bright sunshine to thick fog and mist, no wonder it inspired Conan Doyle.

  3. Norman says:

    That should read “thanks very much”. I was trying to workout the time on the West Coast of the USA? I should never have posted about Insomnia. 😉

  4. Maxine says:

    Great pictures – from the post header I was expecting to see Othello but I should have known better 😉

  5. Norman says:

    Thanks Maxine. And I used a capital letter for moor/Moor. Maybe it was because I have just started reading Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon, and made the subliminal connection to Venice. 🙂

  6. kathy d. says:

    Wow! I can see how the intrigues and romances occurred on the moors in Wuthering Heights; how moody and desolate. I’m sure the moors are the backdrop in many English mysteries, a perfect scene for murder.

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