Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

I’v been struggling with this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge Quest A long or arduous search for something, in my case a Quest for a nice photo, a Knights Quest ….

 

Medieval Knight
Start of our Knights Quest – Medieval suit of armour. The word armour was introduced into use in the Middle Ages as a borrowing from the French. It is dated from 1297, as a “mail, defensive covering worn in combat” from Old French armoire, itself derived from the Latin armatura “arms and/or equipment” with the root arma “arms or gear”.
Room of Swords
Quest for some weapons – room full of victorian weapons in the old mansion
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Get the lawn looking good before our Knights quest begins -a mock Norman castle. It was originally a medieval fortified manor house.
Field Of Daffodils
Yup gardens looking good – Field Of Daffodils
The Anchor
A ship, a ship! My Kingdom for a ship! – The anchor outside Conwy Castle north Wales UK. Construction of the castle began in 1283
Conwy Castle Wales
Plant pot looking good – Built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I’s second campaign in North Wales. Conwy remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture.
The Path Leadeth Me Home
My quest for a medieval stairlift – Conwy Castle Wales was built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I’s second campaign in North Wales. Conwy remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture.
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It’s time Sir Knight – The Castle the wonderful garden and the sundial
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Quest for a bigger boat – Conwy Castle reflections north Wales UK. Construction of the castle began in 1283
Caernarfon Castle
Re-Quest the sea comes back – Caernarfon Castle is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Most castles are happy with round towers, not Caernarfon! Polygonal towers were the order of the day, with the Eagle Tower being the most impressive of these. note the colour-coded stones carefully arranged in bands. The site of this great castle wasn’t chosen by accident. It had previously been the location of a Norman motte and bailey castle and before that a Roman fort stood nearby. The lure of water and easy access to the sea made the banks of the River Seiont an ideal location. Caernarfon Castle is architecturally one of the most impressive of all of the castles in the world.
Dolbadarn Castle
Think our Knight needs something a little more lavish for his quest – Dolbadarn Castle stands on a rocky hill some eighty feet above Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris in the Llanberis Pass between Caernarfon and Snowdonia. The 13th century Castle is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Victorian kitchen
Fit for a Knights quest – Victorian kitchen and table
Ancient Coffin
End of our Knights Quest – 13th century stone coffin in Gwydir Chapel at St Grwsts Church, Llanrwst, Conwy, north Wales.

 

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QUEST

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

This week, share your own interpretation of “edge.”

 

sunset-pool
Curved edge seascape Sunset
Sunset Reflections
Seascape Sunset North Wales UK
Days End
Muted colours at days end North Wales UK
The Last Posts
Sunset Seascape of a Groyne at Rhyl North Wales UK
National Park Sunset
Beautiful sunset at the lake Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand Tthe marine national park opened in 1966 and was the first coastal national park in Thailand. Located just 63 kilometers south of Hua Hin. Painterly style
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The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
Geirionydd Lake
Geirionydd lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Crib Goch Mountain
Crib Goch is described as a knife-edged arête in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales. The name means red ridge in the Welsh language. The highest point on the arête is 923 metres (3,028 ft) above sea level. All routes which tackle Crib Goch are considered mountaineering routes in winter or scrambles in summer The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Snowdonia north Wales UK
Sheep of Snowdonia
Lake Teyrn sits on the popular miners path up to Mount Snowdon past the higher lake Llydaw – the largest and deepest lake on Snowdons is crossed by a causeway at its eastern end. The zigzag path on the left leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Welsh Mountain sheep are small, hardy sheep from the higher parts of the Welsh mountains. The males have horns, and the females are polled; they have no wool on the face or legs, and they have long tails.
Penmon Point Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Penmon Point was built after the tragic disaster of the steam ship Rothesay Castle in 1831. When a day trip from Liverpool turned to tragedy with the loss of passengers and crew, it was decided that a lighthouse and accompanying Lifeboat Station was needed. The lighthouse watches over the treacherous waters between Penmon Point and Puffin Island, south east Anglesey, Wales, UK
Twr Mawr Anglesey
Llanddwyn Island off the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. The island forms part of the National Nature Reserve of Newborough Warren. The lighthouse Twr Mawr marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait.
Thai Floating Village
The colourful floating raft village in Sangkhlaburi Thailand, located 225 kilometres northwest of Kanchanaburi and 24 kilometres from the Burmese border, Sangkhlaburi’s seclusion only adds to its mystique. Painting style
Autumn Tea House
15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts.
Castle Tower
Ancient castle path

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Thursday’s Special: Nocturnal

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special Nocturnal

Conwy Castle by Lamplight
Evening photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales, UK The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward’s chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.
British Museum
The British Museum London was established in 1753, dedicated to human history, art, and culture, Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The structure takes its name from Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began in 1894-1897
Thai floating market village night reflections
Thai floating market village night reflections
Fairground
Night shot of an asian fairground
Dark Ride
Fun fair at night Thailand
Big Wheel
Thai Fun fair at night
MBK Bangkok
MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong, is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight stories high, the center contains around 2,000 shops
City Lights
Metal Sphere @Bristol during blue hour, Bristol, England
Fishing Boat v2
Fishing boat and lighthouse lights at sunset near Hua Hin Thailand.
Seascape Sunset
seascape sunset
Sunset By The Beach
Sunset over Deganwy beach North Wales UK
Beach Sunset
Seascape Sunset of a Groyne North Wales UK
Gulf Sunset
sunset view from Samui island temple to Som island over the gulf of Thailand

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Mirror

This week’s challenge is all about reflections.

 

Cwm Idwal Reflections
The snow covered mountains of Cwm Idwal, a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK
Snowdon And Padarn Lake
Padarn lake is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon, Gwynedd, north Wales, UK
Tryfan and Lake Ogwen
Tryfan mountain forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Glaslyn Lake
At 1,970 feet above sea level, and covering an area of 18 acres Llyn Glaslyn is one of the glacial lakes of snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, north-west Wales and being the highest and remotest of the larger lakes In Welsh folklore, Arthur had Bedivere throw his sword Excalibur into Glaslyn.
Crafnant Lake
Llyn Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Crafnant Rocks
Crafnant lake lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Mountain Reflection
Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Cwellyn lake, near the village of Rhydd Ddu, in Snowdonia north Wales UK
Cwellyn lake, near the village of Rhydd Ddu, in Snowdonia north Wales UK
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
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Llyn Bodgynydd is a lake in the Gwydir Forest in North Wales. It covers an area of some and lies at a height of 822 feet
Geirionydd Lake
Geirionydd lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
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Moored boats on Llyn Nantlle Uchaf. A lake in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. UK
Autumn Bridge
Autumn reflections at the Beaver Bridge & Pool, Betws y Coed River Conwy Snowdonia National Park North Wales. UK
Chirk Canal
Chirk canal tunnel Wales constructed 1794–1802. It lies on the Llangollen Canal, immediately northwards of the Chirk Aqueduct. It is 421 metres long and has a complete towpath inside
Narrow Boat
Moored narrow boat on the Llangollen Canal, it is one of the most popular canals for holidaymakers in Britain
Gwynant Lake Boat House
The old boat house at Nant Gwynant Lake, one of the most dramatic and beautiful valleys in Wales. Its northern slopes rise to the summit of Wales highest mountain Snowdon and to the south lies the relatively undisturbed hills of Moel y Dyniewyd and the Moelwynion range.
Abbey Reflection
Valle Crucis Abbey is located near Llangollen, north Wales, UK
Pin Mill
The Pin Mill and Lily Pond north Wales UK
City Lights
Metal Sphere @Bristol during blue hour, Bristol, England
Ocean Sunset
Sunset North Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
London Sunset
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror
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Thursday’s Special: Eye Contact

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

Elephant
Elephants have been revered in Thailand for many centuries. Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle, with kings mounted on Elephants fighting the Burmese to defend Thailand on many occasions. They have also been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. A Thai legend has it that a marriage is like an elephant– the husband is the front legs, that choose the direction, the wife the back legs, providing the power !
Neighbours Moggy
Neighbours Cats Eyes
Over There
Feral horse at the Nant Ffrancon Pass north wales, UK. Obviously not interested in being todays Model
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Keep both Eyes on that King Cobra especially as its heading for me
Temple Statue
Close up of a black and gold temple statue Thailand
2-face
Graffiti, photo-realistic artist have been using the Duke since August 2012 in hope of making it Europes largest open air Art Gallery. The Duke of Lancaster was a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales. The Lancaster was sold to Liverpool based company Empirewise Ltd, who intended her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. She arrived at her new home at Llanerch-y-Mor, near Mostyn, on 10 August 1979. The ship was brought into a permanent dock and the hull was sealed not in concrete, as is commonly thought, but surrounded by a large tonnage of sand pulled out of the Dee estuary. Known as The Fun Ship, it was also possible to visit her bridge and engine room. Conversion for use as a 300-room hotel did not appear to go beyond the preliminary planning stage. Its use as The Fun Ship was relatively short-lived and it was subsequently closed to the public because access to the ship is via a bridge under the North Wales railway line, which is too low for emergency vehicles. Over time, the vessel has become increasingly derelict. The ship was later used as a warehouse by its owners Solitaire Liverpool Ltd, a clothing company registered to the same address as Empirewise Ltd. Despite rumours that the ship would be scrapped, the company stated that they have no plans either to sell it or to restore it and its current use is uncertain. Despite having large amounts of its exterior paintwork covered in rust, the interior of the ship is in good condition. It was featured in the 2011 series of BBC2s Coast. (Wikipedia)
Highland Beast
Highland cow, the breed was developed in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Breeding stock has been exported to the rest of the world
Horse And Cart
Horse drawn cart at a reconstructed Victorian town England.
London Eye
Reflections of the London eye and County Hall in the river Thames, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames, also known as the Millennium Wheel. The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When erected in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Each of the 32 ovoidal capsules weighs 10 tonnes and can carry 25 people.
Alien
illegal alien

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Valley of the Cross
Valle Crucis Abbey is a Cistercian abbey located in Llantysilio in Denbighshire, Wales. More formally the Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The abbey was built in 1201
St Patrick Arch
St Patricks Church Anglesey, the Church of Llanbadrig, on the headland near Cemaes Bay was founded during the 5th Century.
Khmer Temple
Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung is the finest example of Khmer architecture in Thailand, graced with innumerable exquisite carvings, its sandstone and laterite buildings designed to align with the sun at certain times of the year. Thailand’s Department of Fine Arts spent 17 years restoring the complex to its original state from 1971 until 1988. On 21 May 1988, the park was officially opened by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In 2005, the temple was submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future World Heritage Site.
Old Farm
The old farm entrance, UK
Church Way
follow the path to enlightenment
Temple on the Hill
Decorative entrance to a chinese temple on the hill, Hua Hin Thailand
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden in Spring
Garden Archway
Autumnal garden archway
What Lies Ahead
A man at the end of a ancient tunnel.
Path Less Travelled
The abandoned decaying ancient british mansion with sunlight flooding in
Church of Light
ancient church window and Celtic cross bathed in sun light
Spring View
victorian Bell Shaped Glass Domes for Covering Food with beautiful spring view.
Victorian Kitchen Window
victorian kitchen with a view through the beautiful window
The Observer
victorian writing desk with a beautiful spring view
Wooden Cross
Old wooden cross in St Celynnin Church window, possibly one of the remotest churches in Wales and is amongst the oldest. A small and simple building, it probably dates from the 12th century and was pre-dated by an earlier church of timber, near Henryd, Conwy, north Wales, UK
Victorian Baking
Victorian baking kitchen
Cottage Pottery
Victorian cottage window pottery display and summer garden
Hallway of Paintings
Hallway of old paintings inside Basilica del Santo Nino, Cebu City, Philippines
Banyan Tree Buddha
Stone Buddha Head framed by Banyan Tree Roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

 

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Thursday’s Special: Profusion

Paula at Lost in Translation has given us a list of five unrelated words to make a photo post on one of the selected themes for this weeks Thursday Special

Elusive
Viscid
Brilliant
Profusion
Disorder

Profusion an abundance or large quantity of something ….

 

Sunset At The Lighthouse
Profusion of Colour – Seascape Sunset at the abandoned Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK
Welsh Farmhouse
Profusion of Ruralness – traditional stone-built 16th-century farmhouse with crooked chimney
Crib Goch Mountain
Profusion of Danger – Crib Goch is described as a knife-edged arête in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales. The name means red ridge in the Welsh language. The highest point on the arête is 923 metres (3,028 ft) above sea level. All routes which tackle Crib Goch are considered mountaineering routes in winter or scrambles in summer The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Snowdonia north Wales UK
Welsh Cottage Ruins
Profusion of Abandonment – old abandoned quarry cottages Moel Siabod, Snowdonia National Park. North Wales.UK
Tryfan In The Ogwen Valley
Profusion of Water – Tryfan mountain forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows – can you see it?
Autumn Leaves
Profusion of Autumn – waterfall at the Clywedog Valley, coedpoeth, Wrexham north Wales, UK
British Museum London
Profusion of History – The British Museum of Natural History London
Robin Redbreast
Profusion of Red – The UKs favourite bird – with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.
Llanrwst Bridge and Tea Room
Profusion of Architecture – 15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr Bridge Llanrwst north Wales, UK A ford crossed the river Conwy in this vicinity long before it was bridged. The original bridge was declared unsafe in 1626 and preparations began for its replacement, In 1634 four Lancashire stonemasons were contracted to build the new bridge. The year 1636 and the royal coat of arms are shown on a plaque on the upstream side of the bridge, which is known as Pont Fawr – large bridge. The workmen who built the bridge inserted the keystones for the central arch upside down. This was not discovered until the opening day, when the arch collapsed. The central arch rises to c.18 metres above the water. The bridge features cutwaters – stonework shaped like a ship’s bow – up its full height. The river is the outlet for rainwater and meltwater from across a large area of Snowdonia one of the wettest places in Britain. The western arch was rebuilt in 1703, after the original collapsed in 1702. Since then the bridge has stood the test of countless floods and the advent of motorised road vehicles. The bridge is too narrow for vehicles to pass, and the hump-back limits forward visibility. This explains the local nickname Pont y Rhegi – bridge of swearing. Panorama

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Rare

Sunbeam Talbot Darracq
The Anglo-French STD (Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq) combine collapsed in 1935. The French Talbot company was acquired and reorganised by Venetian-born engineer Antonio Lago and after that, the “Talbot-Lago” name was used internationally. On the home market the cars still bore the Talbot badge they had carried since 1922, which was when, in France, the “Talbot-Darracq” name had given way to “Talbot”. At the same time, the British interests of Talbot were taken over by the Rootes Group and the parallel use of the Talbot brand in France and Britain ended. Talbot-Lago cars sold in Britain were now to be badged as Darracqs.
1925 Dodge
1925 Dodge Four Tourer
1935 Vintage Morgan
1935 morgan 1000cc From 1910-1952 the Morgan Motor Company sold a huge variety of different three-wheeler models. They all had in common the independent front-wheel-suspension, the arrangement of the engine in front plainly visible and rear-wheel-drive. Seating was for two or four persons.
Baughan Cyclecar
106 Baughan Cyclecar 1920 Engine 1039cc Baughan was a British cyclecar and motorcycle manufacturer in business from 1920 until 1936.
Iris Tourer 1912
Iris was a British car brand that was manufactured from 1906-1925 by Legros & Knowles Ltd in Willesden, London and Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Iris cars were luxury vehicles with large, water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engines. A striking feature of all models was the diamond shaped radiator grill. Colour version available
Jaguar E-Type 4.2
The Jaguar E-Type or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years 1955-1957
1926 GN Parker
The GN was a British cyclecar made in Hendon, North London, from 1910. The name derives from its founders, H.R. Godfrey (1887-1968) and Archibald Frazer Nash (1889-1965). Production ceased in 1923 but the company kept trading until 1925, which is odd as this is a 1926 model.
1930 Delage D8
1930 Delage D8 Cabriolet 4060cc Delage was a French luxury automobile and racecar company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris; it was acquired by Delahaye in 1935 and ceased operation in 1953. The Delage D8 was an eight-cylinder luxury car produced by the manufacturer between 1929 and 1940.
1924 Bentley
1924 Bentley 4398cc
The Napier Bentley
The Napier Bentley is a vintage racing car; a one off special built in 1968 by David Llewellyn. It was built on a Sunbeam chassis, but after a serious accident was re-built on the chassis of a 1929 8 Litre Bentley. It has a 24 Litre Napier Sea Lion W12 boat engine based on the Napier Lion aeroplane engine which develops approximately 550 bhp. It is seen at historic racing events mostly in the United Kingdom.
Jaguar XK140
1955 Jaguar XK140 3500cc The Jaguar XK140 sports car manufactured by Jaguar between 1954 and 1957
Classic Cars
Classic 1928 Aston Martin 4 Door Tourer and a Alvis 12/50 1929 1465cc
Vintage MG
Classic Britsh convertible MG. The MG Car Company Limited was a British sports car manufacturer began in the 1920s
Riley Special 1929
Rear of a classic 923/1929 Amilcar/Riley Special vintage car
Vauxhall Griffin Motif
Vauxhall Badge The company that was the genesis of Vauxhall Motors began as Alex Wilson (Steam Engineers) in Vauxhall, London in 1857. In 1894 they changed the company name to Vauxhall Iron Works the company being based on the site of the home of a former medieval knight Fulk le Breant, and it was his coat of arms that the Vauxhall motif the Griffin was adapted. The first Vauxhall car appeared in 1903
The Amilcar Emblem
The Amilcar was a French automobile manufactured from 1921 to 1940
Spitfire
Spitfire Mk. IX, serial no. EN398, JE-J Personal aircraft of W/Cdr Johnnie Johnson, commanding officer of the Kenley Wing Summer 1943 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938

 

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Traces of the Past: Thursday’s Special

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special.

Victorian Soda Syphon
victorian soda syphons and medicine bottle
A Long Walk
A broken down 1961 BSA 650cc Motorcycle The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited (BSA) was a major British industrial combine, a group of businesses manufacturing military and sporting firearms; bicycles; motorcycles; cars; buses and bodies; steel; iron castings; hand, power, and machine tools; coal cleaning and handling plants; sintered metals; and hard chrome process. At its peak, BSA was the largest motorcycle producer in the world.
Old Mine
Victorian Mining village with the coal shaft, England
Mine Wheel
Minera Lead Mines Wrexham, Wales UK The first written record of the lead miners of Minera dates from 1296. The mine became a success story in the 18th century. Between 1761 and 1781, the city companies as owners of the mineral rights received nearly 13,000 in royalties. The mine flourished again after 1849. The Minera Mining Company invested in a new pumping engine in 1857. A year later they installed a new winding engine to raise the lead ore and to work the mechanical ore crusher. Soon after the company built new ore bins, dressing floors for sorting the lead from the waste and the ore house for drying, weighing and sampling the lead ready for sale. All this equipment enabled miners to mine ore from the deepest veins in Minera, up to 400 metres below the surface. In 1884 a new dressing floor was opened at Roy’s Shaft with all the latest machinery. The Meadow Shaft site became a dumping ground. Gradually the dressing floors were buried. Only the actual Meadow Shaft remained in use and it closed in 1914.
The Incline
A cable railway also known as an incline or inclined plane is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable or rope wound about a cable winch system similar to a ski lift mechanism powered by a stationary engine to haul trains on adversely steep grades. The Tank incline, a variation of the gravity balance incline was the “tank” incline found at several quarries in north Wales, These were worked by gravity, but instead of the wagons running on their own wheels, permanently attached angled wagons were used that had a horizontal platform on which the cargo-carrying wagons rode. Despite their name, these inclines were not a form of water balance incline
Ynysypandy Slate Mill
The impressive three-storeyed Pont y Pandy mill, also known as Ynysypandy and Nant y Pandy slate processing works, which served the Gorseddau Quarry about 2 miles away, was built in 1856-7 by Evan Jones of Garndolbenmaen The slate mill was sited here due to lack of a suitable water supply at the quarry, a water wheel being used to operate the machinery. Pont y Pandy is an extraordinary building and looks more like a monastery than an industrial unit.
Vintage Sign
victorian station lamp and bovril sign
British Phone Box
The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom, Malta, Bermuda and Gibraltar. Despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years, the traditional British red telephone box can still be seen in many places throughout the UK, and in current or former British colonies around the world. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot. From 1926 onwards, the fascias of the kiosks were emblazoned with a prominent crown, representing the British government. The red phone box is often seen as a British cultural icon throughout the world. Although production of the traditional boxes ended with the advent of the KX series in 1985, many still stand in Britain. The paint colour used is known as currant red and is defined by a British Standard, BS 381C-539
The Smallest House
The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales. The house, which has a floor area of 3.05 metre by 1.8 metre (10 feet by 6 feet) and a height of 3.1 metre (10 feet 2 inches) to the eaves, was used as a residence from the 16th century until 1900; as its name indicates, it is reputed to be Britain’s smallest house. The house was lived in until 1900, when the owner was a 6 ft 3 inch (1.9 metres) fisherman. The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully and he was eventually forced to move out when the council declared the house unfit for human habitation.
Servants Quarters
Servants quarters are those parts of a building, traditionally in a private house, which contain the domestic offices and staff accommodation. From the late 17th century until the late 19th/early 20th century they were a common feature in many large houses. Sometimes they are an integral part of a smaller house – in the basements and attics, especially in a town house, while in larger houses they are often a purpose-built adjacent wing or block. In architectural descriptions and guide books of stately homes the servants’ quarters are frequently overlooked, yet they form an important piece of social history, often as interesting as the principal part of the house itself.
Views of IronBridge
triptych and painting style of The worlds first Iron Bridge built over the river Severn in 1779. Built to a design by architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard and cast at the Coalbrookdale ironworks of Abraham Darby III The site was designated ‘World Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986, in recognition of its major role in the birth of the industrial revolution in the early 18th century. Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.
Victorian Shops
Pawnbroker’s Shop built in the 1840s. Pawnshops prospered in areas where the wages were low and unstable. It was not uncommon for a family to have linen or clothes that they would pawn as a bridging loan until next payday. The struggling family could pawn their goods on a Monday and could buy them back the following Friday or Saturday. The items pawned were taken as security for a loan, the value of the item was based on what the pawnbroker thought he would get if he sold the item on. In return the customer would receive the loan a ticket. To redeem their pledge the customer had to pay the loan back in full plus any charges this included the valuation of their items and the cost of the ticket. Victorian hardware & ironmongers store England
Spitfire Parade
Spitfire Mk. IX, serial no. EN398, JE-J Personal aircraft of W/Cdr Johnnie Johnson, commanding officer of the Kenley Wing Summer 1943 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

Sad morning for Thailand with so many bombs being set off and possibly more to follow … hope it can return to the Land of Smiles

Huay Mongkol Temple
Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad. The statue, which is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide. Luang Phor Thuad, whose name is sometimes spelled Luang Phor Thuat, lived some 400 years ago in Southern Thailand. He is now famous all over the country for the miracles that he performed. It was said that Luang Phor Thuad turned salt water into fresh, drinkable water on multiple occasions.
Sam Roi Yot Temple
Temple in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
standing golden Buddha Thailand
standing golden Buddha Thailand
Just You And Me
Life at the Beach

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