What’s in the Barn?

Let’s go and find out what’s in the barn……. On a walk last week in the Borrowdale Valley, the track up to this farm looked interesting. I could see a barn at the top with what looked like………. ………..Yep! Washing hanging up to dry. There was a lot more to see around the corner, but that’s for another post. Thanks to Cee for her Black … Continue reading What’s in the Barn?

One Billion Bicycles!

According to Wikipedia there are now more than one billion bicycles in the world. And not one of them is mine! ( When I retired I bought one. I fell off three times as I kept forgetting to put my foot on the ground when I stopped and just slowly keeled over. Ouch!). I do like to photograph them though, especially if I see one … Continue reading One Billion Bicycles!

The Doll who Wanted to Play

” I want to go out in the sunshine and play with the real boys and girls” said this little doll in a shop window. I saw this little doll in the window of a toy shop at Piece Hall in Halifax. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon there were many families with children in the square. You can see their reflections in the doll’s … Continue reading The Doll who Wanted to Play

Glassblower in Caithness Glass Factory

The Ancient Art of Glassblowing.

I found my original external hard-drive last week. It weighs over a kilogram and has its own separate lead and plug to power it. I probably bought it about 20 years ago. These images were taken in 2004 on a visit to Caithness Glass Factory. I had a SonyDSC-P10 camera with a rectangular purple memory stick, capacity 64mb. I’m using LUMINAR software to try to … Continue reading The Ancient Art of Glassblowing.

Illumination

If you can transport yourself back to a time before electricity and when the only reading matter allowed on a Sunday was the bible, these images might strike a chord in your imagination: These are two of the images I took for our new church website which can be found in glorious technicolor here. I thought it would be fun to see what they looked … Continue reading Illumination

Unusual Perspectives, looking down over Clitheroe from the castle

Unusual Perspective: Looking down on the Town.

The view from Clitheroe Castle. The medieval Keep of Clitheroe Castle has dominated the skyline of this Lancashire town for over 800 years. These  pictures show the view of the town and surrounding countryside from the viewpoint of the castle.     To see more variations on this theme from bloggers worldwide, head over to Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Unusual Perspective. Thank you for … Continue reading Unusual Perspective: Looking down on the Town.

monochrome, music

Music in Monochrome.

From a medieval music score to a busker in Barcelona to a Victorian Opera House……. ……….are all here in my submission this week for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Anything related to Music. First up is a medieval music score displayed in a glass case in Palma Cathedral: Perhaps these old tunes could be sung in Buxton’s Opera House…… ……or strummed on one of these … Continue reading Music in Monochrome.