Hill of the Dragon | Sigma DP1 Merrill

Leaden skys hang over Pendragon Castle, Mallerstang, in Cumberland, legendary home of Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur.

Pendragon Castle, Cumberland | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Pendragon Castle, Cumberland | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Standing in the remote valley of Mallerstang, Pendragon Castle, built in the 12th Century, is a thing of myth and legend.  Uther Pendragon reputably built the original castle in the 5th century on the site of an old Roman signalling post. Leading the Cymric people he fought against the Saxons in the West of Britain until they lay siege to the castle and killed Uther and his followers by poisoning the well. But, with the help of Merlin, he had already given rise to Britain’s greatest legend, King Arthur.

Alone in Mallerstang, snow falling, dusk setting in, the old legends feel close at hand.

Shot with the Sigma DP1 Merrill.

http://www.richardjwalls.com


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s