These photos are from a walk going from Hadleigh Castle into Benfleet, then the pub.
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex on Oct 27th 2019. It was a beautiful sunny autumn day.
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex on Aug 8th 2019.
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex on May 6th 2019. The bluebells are almost over now, but still looking pretty.
Mum and I visited the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath a couple of weeks ago to see an exhibition called “Sharmanka Travelling Circus & The Loom”. A combination of mechanical sculptures, music and choreographed lighting created an eerie and macabre twenty minute show.
I took some photos in the Botanical Gardens, which is in the Royal Victoria Park, Bath. I also took a few photos of the Shakespeare monument in the Great Dell over the road and a couple of the gate statues on my way out of the park.
Last October, the Mr & I visited Colchester for the day. We started off wondering around the ruins of St Botolph’s Priory, then visited the Castle and museum, followed by lunch and a wonder around the town.
I had some time to kill whilst waiting for my train at Paddington Station a few weeks ago, so took a few photographs of Paddington Bear, the clock, roof and the war memorial statue. Afterwards, I sat and ate a packet of Nik Naks and watched Paddington Bear being fondled by strangers.
I took my camera for a walk into Old Leigh back in October. It was so sunny I couldn’t see the screen on my camera to see what I taking most of the time! Luckily they came out well.
I worked in a shoe repair shop for over twelve years until the business closed down in September 2018. I had wanted to take some photographs of the machinery for some time and took these shortly before the cobblers shut its doors for the very last time.
Close-up photos of paperweights look like little universes.
The farmer was at work in the Salvation Army fields in Hadleigh as I was heading to the bus stop, so I took a few photos.
Photos taken in my garden on 19th May 2018.
We popped down to the Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre last bank holiday weekend as it was a lovely morning and thought we’d get there before it got too busy.
Crisp snow on a green tree in the early morning sun. Lovely!
My Christmas present was to go and see The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studios. It was absolutely wonderful and would love to go back for their winter exhibition one year.
There was an very colourful sunrise yesterday morning.
There was an excellent sunrise yesterday morning.
The second port of call on our whirlwind stop-over to Oxford was the Pitt Rivers Museum, which I last visited some 25 years ago with my mum whilst researching masks for an A Level art project on the grotesque. The only things I could remember about the place was the huge totem pole and the tiny shrunken heads.
The first port of call after arriving in Oxford on Wednesday was the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. The museum covers five floors and contains thousands of objects from all eras of human evolution.
It was time for another visit to Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre this weekend so I could see all the birds, which were hidden indoors on our last visit in April. I went back twice to photograph the ducks, I just love them!
Iford Manor, situated between Bath and Bradford-On-Avon, has some wonderful grounds with an Italian-style garden. The manor was home to architect and designer Harold Peto from 1899-1933, who created the gardens.
It had been abut ten years since I last did the touristy thing in Bath, so visited the Roman Baths, Museum of Fashion and the Victoria Gallery on a special ticket thingy.
I was lucky enough to visit an exhibition by the Bath Textile Artists whilst visiting Corsham back in March called “From Here To There”. I found it very inspirational and took a few photos for my own records.
Mum and I visited the historic market town of Corsham back in March. It was a lovely day so we took a few photos of St Bartholomew’s church with its graveyard full of primroses (and a very friendly cat).
From 2009 to 2014 I photographed St Barnabas Church from my bedroom window. It became a bit of a project during the latter half of 2010, when I realised I had been photographing the church almost every week as the weather changed and I continued this through all of 2012. I must have had enough by 2013 as there aren’t many, and I took my last and only photos from 2014 in July, a few weeks before moving house. There was an absolutely fantastic sunset, and a prefect way to finish the project.
There was some interesting light at play in the back garden yesterday evening as I was listening to my newly purchased 78’s.
Sparrows in the big tree next door.
Slim pickings at Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre this weekend due to all the birds being kept indoors until next month, and most of the animals were asleep!
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex on April 5th 2017.
These are a few photos I took when visiting in St Albans, Hertfordshire for the weekend. I guess I was too busy looking around to take many photographs!
There was the most amazing sky last night, with super silhouettes of the trees.
There was a lovely low sun when I visited the American Museum on Sunday, so as well as some inside, I took a few photos of the view from Claverton Manor before leaving.
A few photos of Bishop’s Palace and Wells Cathedral.
I finally got around to taking some photos of a few of the plants in my new garden. The passion flower has gone bananas since it was taken out its pot and planted in the earth. I even found a fruit!
Here’s a few photos of Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire I took whilst visiting in March. There is a lovely little Saxon church (St Laurence’s) just before the town centre and a interesting town bridge with a small domed building on it which was the overnight lockup for naughty people.
Here’s a few photos I took whilst visiting Dorchester last month, which was a wonderful sunny day.
On a recent trip back to Bath to see the folks, I decided to take a look around the little cemetery at the end of the road. It was used as a bit of a spooky playground as a child and a cut-through for my paper-round as a teenager, so has always been one of the fixtures of my childhood and not a place I’ve really taken the time to look over. It turns out the two chapels within are more interesting than I thought, but the sun (and time) was not on my side so I only took a few close-up photos. Next time I go back to Bath I’ll try to get some more.
I visited Arnos Vale Cemetery (a vast place) last March and thought it was about time I sorted out the photos I took and publish them. It had been about seventeen years since I last visited, at which point it was in a bad way with some parts so overgrown as to be completely impenetrable. It is now a wonderful place to visit and wander around without fear of falling into an open grave!
The Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre is now open again and I managed to get a few photos whilst the sun was briefly out this morning!