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 is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of 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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Seascape: Thursday’s Special

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special.

Soft Light Sunset
Sunset Wales UK
Smooth Waters
Llandudno Pier a seaside resort of Llandudno on the coast of North Wales between Bangor and Colwyn Bay. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales
Pier at Llandudno
Llandudno Pier, a seaside resort on the coast of North Wales between Bangor and Colwyn Bay. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales. Long exposure
Heaven And Earth
Seascape Sunset, aircraft vapor trails North Wales UK. Contrails or vapor trails are long, thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft
Sunset Lighthouse
Seascape Sunset at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Boracay Sunset
sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines
Pandanon Island Sunset
Tour boat sunset moored off Pandanon Island Bohol, Philippines
Thai Longboat
Wooden Thai longboat moored off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach north wales UK
Rhoscolyn Coastline
Rhoscolyn lies in the south western corner of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales, looking out into the Irish Sea. The defining feature of the landscape here is the dramatic, rocky coastline were there are numerous inlets and coves. The Rhoscolyn coast is well known for its striking natural arches that the sea has carved out of the cliffs. They are called Bwa Du the black arch, and Bwa Gwyn the white arch. Long Exposure
Nant Gwrtheyrn
Nant Gwrtheyrn or “the Nant” as it is often called, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, UK

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

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

 

Pier Flags
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Cebu Tour Boat
Narrow jetty to the Tour boat moored off the Pandanon Island found in the northern part of Bohol, Philippines
white-templeTopaz
Narrow footbridge to Rong Khun temple a contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997 cast in cement and reflective glass.
mango1
Narrow footpath through the mangrove forest, Pran Buri Forest Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Church of St Mary
14th century parish church of St. Mary Caerhun north Wales UK
St Patrick Arch
St Patricks Church Anglesey, the Church of Llanbadrig, on the headland near Cemaes Bay was founded during the 5th Century.
Spring Footpath
onset of Spring in a beautiful garden
Mawr Country Park
The Cefn Viaduct at the y Mawr Country Park, designed by Henry Robertson and built by Thomas Brassey in 1848 to carry the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway across the valley of the River Dee, north Wales, UK. The viaduct is 460 metres long. (1,508 feet),. 45 metres high (147 feet) and has 19 arches
Chirk Aqueduct
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack lighthouse is built on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island, which itself is an island just barely separate from the main part of Anglesey, north Wales, UK. To reach it you need to descend a switchback stairway running down the cliff face, over 400 steps down and 400 back up. At the bottom a bridge carries the visitor over a chasm to the island. A height of 41 metres the South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809
Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801
Canal Path
Llangollen Canal is one of the most popular canals for holidaymakers in Britain
Stairway Graffiti
scene of abandonment, Graffiti in the ancient british mansion stairway
Follow The Path
Nant Gwrtheyrn or “the Nant” as it is often called, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

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

Devil is in the detail

The Lambs
a very beautiful stained glass window from an old chapel in north wales
Welsh Glass
Window in memory of Margaret Sandbach, first wife of Henry Sandback 1852 painted by Ballantyne, it illustrates Faith, Hope, Brotherly Kindness and Charity. St Dygain’s Church Llangernyw
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Victorian Gothic window at the Holy Trinity church trefnat north wales, dating back to 1853
Jesus of Nazareth
Beautiful stained glass window in an ancient chapel
Ancient Stained Glass
Stained glass windows in an ancient church, UK
Open Bible
The Bible page 764 jeremiah 14
gwydir-uchaf-chapelNR
A late 17th century chapel known for its finely painted ceiling. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was begun in 1673 by Sir Richard Wynn. The most interesting feature is the ceiling, painted as a celestial firmament, with angels, doves, cherubs, and other allegorical symbols mixed amid symbols of the sun, moon, and stars. There are carved and painted wooden cherubs attached to the wall panelling. A royal coat of arms of Charles II is set upon the south wall
Religious Candle
Decorative Religious Candle
Angel In Prayer
Angel In Prayer on Bended Knee
Celtic Cross
Celtic cross is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. In the Celtic Christian world it was combined with the Christian cross and this design was often used for high crosses a free-standing cross made of stone and often richly decorated. With the Celtic Revival the shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art
Summer Daisy
Single seaside daisy
Summer Poppy
Close up of poppy
A Flower
Flower in Thailand
ladys slipper orchid
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii. There are more than 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand and the ladys slipper orchids are some of the most interesting and among the showiest in the world.
Orchid Thailand
There are more than 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand.
Thai Flower
Flowers in Thailand
Glorious Lily
Water Lily
Blue
Blue flowers

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

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

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.
Thai Big Buddha
steps leading to Big Buddha, Koh Samui Thailand
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Buddha statue and Turtle at Wat Tham Khao Tao a large temple in the village of Khao Tao, Hua Hin Thailand.
bristol-church
Anglican parish church located in the city of Bristol, Constructed from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the church is a Grade 1 listed building, St Mary’s is renowned for the beauty of its Gothic architecture, having been described by Queen Elizabeth I as “the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.
Happy Holidays
Many visitors describe this thirteenth century Cathedral as a Hidden Gem, reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain, even better with a lovely Christmas tree
Religious Path
An Anglican parish church located in Bristol, constructed from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the church is a Grade 1 listed building, St Mary is renowned for the beauty of its Gothic architecture, having been described by Queen Elizabeth I as the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.
Table Reflections
a Hidden Gem
Cefn Stone Font
Cefn stone Font, with a carved septagonal pyramidal cover, dated 1877 in a lovely welsh church
English Church
built in 1887 to replace the original St Mary’s On-the-Hill, England
jail
in the historic market town of Ruthin is the only Pentonville-style prison now open to the public in the UK. Its high walls, clean lines and superior ventilation system epitomise the style of Pentonville – but its dark cells and harsh regimes in Victorian times were far from grand. From 1654 to 1916, thousands of prisoners – men, women and children, innocent and guilty – passed through its gates
Room of Swords
room full of victorian weapons in the old mansion
San Agustin Church
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church – tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.[1] It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
San Agustin Church
The oldest stone church in the Philippines San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church – tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
Phuttanimit Phra Saiyat
Wat Phuttanimit Phra Saiyat, Sahatsakhan District, Sahatsakhan, Thailand
Pump House
The Pumping Engine House at Dorothea Slate Quarry, Talysarn, Nantlle Valley, north Wales, UK. The Dorothea Quarry specialised in the production of blue and purple slates, mostly for roofing. Slate is a metamorphosed shale and that in Snowdonia is of Ordovician age. The quarry officially opened in 1829 though illegal quarrying in and around Nantlle had been active throughout the eighteenth century. Further investment was made in 1835 but production did not really get underway until the building boom of the latter nineteenth century. The Dorothea Quarry is five hundred feet deep and the last four hundred are in water. Around 1900 the company experimented with electric pumps to keep the quarry dewatered but was dissatisfied with them. Accordingly, in 1906 they installed a Cornish engine by Holman Brothers of Camborne, said to be the last ever built. The engine pumped ten gallons per second from five hundred feet working in a shaft of 465 feet depth. Its two coal-fired Lancashire boilers fed steam to a sixty-inch diameter single cylinder that rocked a cast-steel beam of twenty-three tons. The engine worked until 1951 when it was replaced by a sixty horse-power electric pump. It did brief duty in 1956. The engine and its house remain intact though the pump assembly has decayed and the boilers have been vandalised by copper thieves. The quarry closed in 1970
Stairway Graffiti
scene of abandonment, Graffiti in the ancient british mansion stairway
Llandwrog Church
St Twrogs Church is located in the village of Llandwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales. Llandwrog Church is a Victorian church in a Decorated Gothic style, built in 1856-60 on the site and in the footprint of, the medieval parish church. The church is notable for its complete high Victorian interior of exceptional quality. It has a Victorian octagonal stone pulpit with traceried panels and tapered shaft, the south housing the lectern, and an old wooden pulpit incorporating a fine early 16th century panel, probably of Flemish origin, depicting the Crucifixion.
Ancient Dovecote
Ancient Dovecote, Isle of Anglesey north Wales UK. Interior of Penmon Dovecote Built in about 1600 by Sir Richard Bulkeley showing nesting boxes for over 1,000 birds, the ladder base and corbelled stone roof
Welsh Highland Railway
No 87 steam loco taking on water on the Welsh Highland Railway north wales UK. The South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 of 1937 is a South African steam locomotive from the South African Railways era. Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 Double Prairie type wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines.
Memorial Flight
Hurricane, Spitfire and a Lancaster Bomber over rape seed field in summer with blue sky and clouds
Vintage Military Transport
The C-47 Dakota was manufactured in the USA by Douglas in March 1942 and initially issued to the United States Army Air Force. In September that year the aircraft was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and served in Canada during World War Two. It was subsequently deployed to Europe with the RCAF until declared surplus to requirements by the Canadians in 1971. 1943 CX22S Heavy artillery tractor
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
Broken Chestnut
The chestnut group is a genus (Castanea) of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

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

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.
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
Fishing Village
Fishing village on the Sam Roi Yod River, Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Thailand
The River Thames London
The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom 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. 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 Panorama
Monthian Temple Buddha
Sitting golden buddha at Monthian Temple, Chiang Mai Thailand. A relatively new temple but very beautiful and ornate.
Palace of Westminster
The Burghers of Calais, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, represents the idea of freedom from oppression. It tells the story of the siege of Calais in 1347, during the Hundred Years War. The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). The tower was originally designed as a royal entrance and a repository for the records of Parliament, and is now home to the Parliamentary Archives. On top of the tower is an iron flagstaff. From here either the Royal Standard (if the Sovereign is present in the Palace) or the Union flag is flown. At the base of the tower is the Sovereign’s Entrance, which is used by the Queen whenever entering the Palace. The steps leading from there to the Norman Porch are known as the Royal Staircase and are the start of the processional route taken by the Queen. By tradition, this route is the only one the Sovereign is allowed to take when he or she comes to the House of Lords. The Norman Porch is so called, because it was originally intended to house statues of the Norman kings.
The Condominium
The Condominium Thailand
The Victoria Tower
The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). The tower was originally designed as a royal entrance and a repository for the records of Parliament, and is now home to the Parliamentary Archives. On top of the tower is an iron flagstaff. From here either the Royal Standard (if the Sovereign is present in the Palace) or the Union flag is flown. At the base of the tower is the Sovereign’s Entrance, which is used by the Queen whenever entering the Palace. The steps leading from there to the Norman Porch are known as the Royal Staircase and are the start of the processional route taken by the Queen. By tradition, this route is the only one the Sovereign is allowed to take when he or she comes to the House of Lords. The Norman Porch is so called, because it was originally intended to house statues of the Norman kings.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

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

“This week, share an image of partners. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.”

happy ending
Together Forever – Sala Kaeo Ku or Wat Khaek nong khai Thailand

 

Traditional welcome sign, sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Traditional welcome sign, sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Thai sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Thai sculpture for Sawasdee welcome of thailand
Thai Statues
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Wang Wiwekaram Temple
The temple was built on the donation of villagers who had faith in Abbot Uttama. It is the shrine of Mon’s pride and the most important temple of Sangkhlaburi. The landmark is the59-meter high replica of Chedi Buddhakhaya. The top of the Chedi contains Buddha’s relics from Sri Lanka. The shrine houses “Luang Por Khao”, a large white marble Buddha image. Near the lake is an exotic bell tower built in Mon architecture.
Dugong
The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a large marine mammal which, It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. It is also the only sirenian in its range, which spans the waters of at least 37 countries throughout the Indo-Pacific These Bronze Dugongs are on the promenade at Pak Meng Thailand
Huay Mongkol Temple
Wat 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. On each side of the giant statue, there is a huge wooden elephant. Local people walk in circles under the belly of the elephants wishing for good luck. 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.
Plai Laem Buddha
18 armed giant white Thai Buddha bearing gifts at Temple Plai Laem koh samui 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)
Feral horses in the snow at the Nant Ffrancon Pass north wales, UK
Feral horses in the snow at the Nant Ffrancon Pass north wales, UK
Horse And Cart
Horse drawn cart at a reconstructed Victorian town England.
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Erddig Hall near Wrexham, North Wales. Built approximately 1683 once home to the Yorke family.
couple elephant treking in the thai jungle
couple elephant treking in the thai jungle

 

I’d like to dedicate this post to a dear friend that we lost on the 14th June 2016 after nearly 40 years of friendship and travel. He lost is year long battle with brain cancer –
f**k you cancer!!!
Simon Hanscombe Aged 51 RIP 

 

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