All the leaves are brown And the sky is grey I’ve been for a walk On a winter’s day. – California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and The Papas I took these pictures in the charming old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale last week. (I’m dreaming’ of going there one day when it’s not raining). Please click on any image to view full-size or to view … Continue reading A Winter’s Day.
Where would you like to sit? At Ruskin’s View in Kirkby Lonsdale? : In a narrow street in Lisbon’s Alfama district? You’ll have to wait as they haven’t opened up yet : Perhaps you’d like a beer at a country pub in the Lake District? ….. ………or maybe coffee and cake at the Wolfhouse Gallery Coffeeshop? : There’s a couple … Continue reading Empty Seating.
Circles & Curves Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Circles & Curves In this gallery of circular or curvy things, you’ll find everything from a little candle in church to the Big Wheel on Blackpool Pier; from the rope on the prow of a narrowboat to a traction engine; from old cartwheels at a blacksmith’s forge to a mythical beach sculpture. I hope you enjoy the … Continue reading Circles and Curves
I’ve put together a gallery for this week’s CB&W Challenge: Trees. (Please click on any image to view full-size or to start a slideshow.) Continue reading Trees.
Who makes all the custard pies then? Ever wondered who drives the trams in Lisbon? Who paints old staircases in Barcelona? Who sits in hipster coffee shops in Palma typing the next great novel? Look no further. You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more here: (please click on any image to view full-size or to start a slideshow) You can see more … Continue reading People at Work
Glass in Architecture. I so love the way a challenge gets me looking through old files, some familiar and some forgotten, and seeing them as if for the first time. I would never have grouped these four photographs together had it not been for Cee’s latest Black&White Challenge: GLASS. I spotted this glass pyramid from upstairs on an open-topped bus in Barcelona: This … Continue reading Glass in Architecture
The Lisbon Cathedral (Portuguese: Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa or Sé de Lisboa; Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major), often called simply the Sé, is a Roman Catholic church located in Lisbon, Portugal. The oldest church in the city is the see of the Archdiocese of Lisbon. Since the beginning of the construction of the cathedral, in the year 1147, the building has been modified … Continue reading Gothic Statues in Lisbon Cathedral