Category Archives: England

Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge

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Construction beginning in 1886 with completion in 1894, it took eight years, five contractors and 432 construction workers to build the Tower Bridge. One of the most well-known and visited monuments of Victorian architecture Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Beneath Your Feet

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Going about our everyday lives we usually pay attention to what we see around us, we don’t have a lot of choice in the matter if we want to navigate this world safely. It’s something we do without thinking. There are times though when we deliberately focus on things, either because we need to or

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid

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In March of this year I decided to create something just a little different with a photo I had taken of the Tower Bridge in London. In a nutshell, I decided to make it more vivid, simply to create an alternative and unusual look. I felt like I was creating its aura. It took eight

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

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I found this broken tree on the grounds of a lovely manor house in England, Croft Castle, when I was there in the summer of 2013. Croft Castle is located near the village of Yarpole in Herefordshire. I don’t know how long it had been lying there, but I thought it created a beautiful rustic image.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Early Bird

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I have to be honest I am more of a night owl, but when I was visiting Newquay, Devon with my mum and dad I did grab my camera and head off to the beach at around 7:00 a.m. There were only two other people who had the same idea, which was nice, as it

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HAPPY EASTER – The Lent Lily

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In England, because of their long association with Lent, daffodils are known as the Lent Lily. Daffodils are not only a sign of the end of winter but they are considered a lucky emblem of future prosperity. In Wales, it’s said if you spot the first daffodil of the season your next twelve months will

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

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Many images sprang to mind for this week’s Photo Challenge, but I decided to go with a simple shot of fruit. Raspberries are one of my favourites and these raspberries were growing along the side of a country road in Shropshire, England. Great reminder that the warmer weather is on it’s way.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Twinkling Light

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This week‘s Photo Challenge is about capturing twinkling lights.  The theme was perfect for me as I had just finished the above artwork this morning (cropped for the post).  I haven’t had time to join in the fun for a few weeks so I was thrilled to be able to participate today.   Related articles

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Minimalist

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This weeks Photo Challenge is – a minimalist photo can also effectively tell a story, in spite of its relative simplicity, and it is anything but “plain”. This photo was taken in Instow, a small village in Devon. There were many boats sitting on the sand waiting for the tide to come in, but this

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Travel Theme: Meeting Places

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For the Travel Theme this week I thought about when I lived in England and we would meet for tea and scones in the afternoon. The “official” name is Cream Tea which consisted of a pot of tea, scones, clotted cream and jam. it really is a delicious treat. I really enjoy a nice cup

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Containers

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For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge I thought the good old Mail Box would be a good fit. The above artwork is my poke at email, but imagine if we didn’t have email just how full these containers would be. Or would they? We send billions of emails, many of which would have to be

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning

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I took this photograph when I was in England in the summer, this wonderful vintage car belongs to my mum and dad’s neighbour. The very first car I ever owned was a Morris Minor, affectionately known to the British as a moggy thou, and I still love them to this day. Passing my driving test was so exciting because, once

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