..... Arched window.
I passed this beautiful stone structure on May Day evening, and had to stop the vehicle, get out, and embrace it.
The spring May countryside stretched wide and lush from the frame of golden stone. I could have lingered far longer.
In a sort of May Day bringing forth and celebration, I walked through the arch, feeling it a gesture of significance, a reverent curtsey, and entered the bloom of the month.
These magnificent stone columns are just outside Helmsley. A gateway to Duncombe Park, in the form of a triumphal arch in sandstone ashlar. An inscription across the top reads 'To the memory of Lord Viscount Nelson and the unparalleled gallant achievements of the British Navy'. To the rear wording about lamented hero, and the price paid. All of which seemed a little incongruous in my May Day moment.