Climbing up on Solsbury Hill

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    "Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
    I could see the city light
    Wind was blowing, time stood still
    Eagle flew out of the night
    He was something to observe
    Came in close, I heard a voice
    Standing, stretching every nerve
    I had to listen had no choice
    I did not believe the information
    I just had to trust imagination
    My heart going boom, boom, boom
    Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home"

    Peter Gabriel

    Little Solsbury Hill (more commonly known as Solsbury Hill) is a small flat-topped hill and the site of an Iron Age hill fort located above the village of Batheaston in Somerset. The hill rises to 625 feet (191 m) above the River Avon just over 1 mile to the south. It is within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It gives impressive views of the city of Bath and the surrounding area. The hill was immortalized in 1977 by Peter Gabriel in his song 'Solsbury Hill'.

    ne_oleg, dagmar do carmo-dgc, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Rabbitroundtheworld 35 months ago | reply

      Rabbit isn't so sure about the song - but he liked being up on the hill amidst the glorious yellow buttercups. When he came down from the hill, he found he had yellow buttercup pollen between his toes.

    2. .ansgar 35 months ago | reply

      Great spot!

    3. The Dolly Mama 35 months ago | reply

      Does he ever get sweaty after all this sun and climbing?
      Sooooooo cute!

    4. Lee6700 35 months ago | reply

      Great shot Rabbit.

      Fabulous vantagepoint.

    5. lucky hidden Dragon [deleted] 35 months ago | reply


    6. pefkosmad 35 months ago | reply

      Rabbit, you are too cool for skool!

    7. Ştardust96 35 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful view

    8. Sasha's Lab 35 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing the view and the background. I did not get to stop here when I came through the area some years back. As it was during February, the view would not have been so colourful.

    9. Christian Hacker 35 months ago | reply

      Well done rabbit!

    10. BarbaraCZ 35 months ago | reply

      Hello up there Rabbit!

    11. Kim Yokota 35 months ago | reply

      That's quite the climb Rabbit, I'm impressed.

    12. dachsiemom 35 months ago | reply

      Good Grief, heard this song a hundred times and never new it referred to a real place! Thanks for the education, Rabbit, I love it!
      Wonderful shot!

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