Stourhead, National Trust
The notice on the door says the windmill was renovated as a contribution to the 'Festival Of Britain' in 1951. I remember my Mum and Dad taking me to London to see the exhibition on the South Bank (Festival of Britain - Wikipedia). I was 8 years old at the time, just over seven decades... Continue Reading →
This is the first time in three visits to the area that I found the harbour with any water in it. I have to say its better for having some water. It looks like it will get some more water soon, as you can see there was a storm brewing and we had a long... Continue Reading →
1/200 f7.1 ISO 100 Colourful Colonnade in Catalonia, Spain. I didn't spot the man unlocking his door until I got home and edited the photo, or rather, didn't edit the photo...
Back in 2015 we were on a caravan trip to Spain and one of our stops was near a town called Cadaques on the Costa Brava. It quickly became one of our favourites and also it appears, was a favourite of Salvador Dali who was born very nearby in Figueres, just inland from Cadaques. He... Continue Reading →
Canon 600D 1/400 f8 ISO100 This is Mudeford Quay near Christchurch in Dorset. When I was a little boy I used to holiday here with my parents and younger brother. At that time Mudeford was in Hampshire. Mudeford didn't move but they changed the county boundaries. We used to walk to the quay in the... Continue Reading →
Canon 600D 1/800 f5.6 ISO100 This is the churchyard in the Devonshire village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, the moor in question being Dartmoor.
Cafe, Dartmouth, Devon I thought this was a very attractive cafe and on a sunny day it looked a bit 'continental' and I also liked the interesting signs.
This is the tomb of John Newton in a quiet corner of the churchyard here in my home town of Olney in Buckinghamshire. In his early life he had been involved in the slave trade. He later saw the evil of his ways and became a staunch abolitionist and took to the church, eventually finding... Continue Reading →
Canon 80D 1/40 f6.3 ISO150 This cafe was in the back alleys of Castellane, on the 'Route Napoleon, as it makes its way north from the south of France to Lake Geneva. Once again somewhere on our travels on a stroll from one of our stopovers.
Canon 80D 1/100 f8.0 ISO100 I found this place in the backstreets Fontvieille, a small town a few miles away from Arles in the south of France. We had the motorhome at the time and we stayed at a lovely secluded site in the forest a short walk away from here.
Canon 5Diii 1/160 f8.0 ISO100 An updated version of John Constables classic painting 'The Haywain". The horses and carts are missing in this version. They used to take the carts into the water so that the wooden wheels would expanded in the water and become a tight fit on the steel hoop that enclosed it... Continue Reading →
Canon 5Diii 1/640 f5.6 ISO200 This is just a few miles from home. Very near to a the Wildlife Trust location 'Summer Leys' which we visit fairly frequently for a walk. I think its probably about two miles all the way round. There are numerous 'hides' to observe the birds.
Canon 5Diii 1/160 f11 ISO100 This is a picture I took on the way to Coombe Hill, see my previous post. Its Pitstone Windmill but its actually closer to Ivinghoe, I am not sure if its in Hertfordshire or Buckinghamshire but I think its Buckinghamshire, the border is very near anyway. Its about 20 miles... Continue Reading →