Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

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

The majority of my photography is landscape so I decided to keep this weeks challenge local as the area of north Wales I live is very beautiful.

Snowdon Miners Path
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park and has been described as probably the busiest mountain in Britain. The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track (left) and Miners Track (right) above lake Glaslyn. Following the opening of the Llanberis pass in 1832, the Miners Path was built to carry copper from the Britannia Copper Works near Llyn Glaslyn to Pen y Pass, where it was then transported to Caernarfon. The mining came to an end in 1916, remains from the work can still be seen on the path to this day.
Mountain Railway
The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It is a tourist railway that travels for 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.
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.
Cwm Idwal Stream
Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking. Cwm Idwal is 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. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife. north Wales, UK
Mountain River
Cwm Idwal is 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. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife. Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking. 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.
Ogwen Weir
The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
Vulcan Over Lake
Avro Vulcan XH558 , The Spirit Of Great Britain is the only airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers that were operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. Vulcan XH558 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber, maritime reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling roles. The RAF operated XH558 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement. The Mymbyr lake located in a very beautiful spot on the outskirts of Capel Curig, north Wales, UK. With one of the best views of Snowdonia
Winter Landscape
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?
Ogwen Lake
Boat house at lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales.
Autumn Leaves
waterfall at the Clywedog Valley, coedpoeth, Wrexham north Wales, UK
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. Textured
Twr Mawr Lighthouse
Llanddwyn Island is situated near the southern entrance to the Menai Strait – a stretch of water than runs between the west coast of Wales and Angelsey, UK. As a result it became an an important route for shipping of slate from the ports of Bangor, Caernarfon and Felinhelli. Originally a beacon (Twr Bach) was built at the tip of the island to provide guidance to ships heading for the Strait but later, in 1845, another more effective lighthouse, Twr Mawr, was added – which was modelled on the windmills of Anglesey. textured
Nantlle Uchaf Boats
Moored boats at Nantlle Uchaf lake in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. UK
Welsh Coast
seascape llyn peninsula north Wales UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

A quick one from me this week as I seem to have lost my creative mojo ….

INRI Stained Glass
INRI Stained Glass. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
Golden Buddha
Large golden Sitting Buddha statue with people praying
Vintage Laundry Room
Victorian Laundry Room
Penmon Priory Sunset
Penmon Priory is located on Anglesey, where the Menai Strait returns to the Irish Sea. The Priory sits in a pastoral location close to the banks of the Menai Strait clustered together with St Seiriol’s Church, the Dovecote, and the ancient Holy Well of St Seiriol. The monastery was founded by the 6th Century celtic Saint, Seiriol, but Viking raids have destroyed the remains of the original structure. The church and the conical tower were built in the middle of the 12th Century under the authority of Gruffudd ap Cynan and Owain Gwynedd, and it remains to this day as the finest example of a 12th Century church in Gwynedd. A new chancel with richly carved arches and pillars was added in the 13th Century. and Penmon became an Augustinian Priory.
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
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.
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.
Seri Gemilang Bridge 1
Putrajaya Dam and Pedestrian Bridge. This 135-metre pedestrian built by capitalising on the uniqueness of the labyrinth spillway is yet another landmark for Putrajaya. Located at Precinct 5 is located near the Seri Gemilang Bridge and the Putrajaya Convention Centre. Reflecting on the natural environment, this 135m footbridge consists of a butterfly-like arch with curved deck. This double asymmetrical tubular arch bridge is specially designed for pedestrian and cyclist crossing the Putrajaya Lake. Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fallen Leaves
Autumn at Llyn Crafnant, 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.
Midnight Lake
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
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Autumn Rapids 2
Autumn at the conwy river near Betws-y-Coed, north Wales, UK
Snowdon Winter
Winter storm heading for Snowdon. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands
Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach 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.
Sunset Puka beach
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines.
Beach Sunset
seascape sunset north Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Sunset By The Beach
Sunset over Deganwy beach North Wales UK
Lighthouse Rescue
Seascape Sunset RAF Westland Sea King HAR3 XZ593 helicopter rescue at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

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

King Cobra Village of Ban Khok Sa-Nga in Tambon Sai Mun, Khon Kaen, Thailand

The strange custom of snake dancing and fighting began when a herb farmer began putting on shows to attract customers to the village, the art of breeding and training snakes has been nurtured ever since.

Rumour has it that some visitors have been killed during the shows. The snakes are supposedly not ‘milked’ (regular emptying of the poison glands), nor have the fangs been removed.

The king cobras venom paralyses its victims nervous system, normally killing a man within 15 minutes, with no doctor or pharmacy nearby, herbal medicines produced by mixing crushed leaves and lemon juice are the only treatment for those unlucky enough to get bitten.

 

deadly king cobra
The deadly king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. This species is the world’s longest venomous snake, with a length over 5.5 m
Cobra ready to strike, strange i didn't see this guy again ....
Cobra ready to strike, strange i didn’t see this guy again ….
high five with a deadly king cobra
high five with a deadly king cobra
looks like no more high fives
looks like no more high fives
Mr Vukjow Mare
Mr Vukjow Mare at the King Cobra Village of Ban Khok Sa-Nga
Cobra is thinking that hand looks tasty
Cobra is thinking that hand looks tasty
here's looking at you kid
here’s looking at you kid
can you smell that fresh mint i had?
can you smell that fresh mint i had?
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if you notice Mr Vukjow Mare right hand is missing a finger, he told me he lost it from a Cobra bite
mmm a yummy king cobra for lunch
mmm a yummy king cobra for lunch
blurry photo as the king Cobra heads straight for me .....
blurry photo as the king Cobra heads straight for me …..
Now the king Cobra wants his lunch ...
Now the king Cobra wants his lunch …

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

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

Bob Marley – One Love Lyrics

One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One love)
Hear the children crying (One heart)
Sayin’, “Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.
Sayin’, “Let’s get together and feel all right.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
etc

I thought for this theme I’d stop at the give thanks.

While i was living in Thailand and visiting the many wonderful Temples, i was astonished at the amount of Thais showing their never ending love for Buddha with prays, gifts and flowers …..

Pranburi Temple
Pranburi temple near Hua Hin Thailand.
Golden Buddha Statue
Golden Buddha statue Thailand
The Lord Buddha
Big Buddha sitting 15 meters tall was built in 1972 by the local society to give visitors a place to pay respect to The Lord Buddha. This monumental landmark is placed on the islands Northern shore of Koh Samui Thailand.
Golden Buddha
Reclining golden Buddha Thailand
Tang Sai Temple
Tang Sai temple is located on Thongchai Mountain near Ban Krut in the Prachuap Khiri Khan district. A superbly developed site dedicated to the King and Queen of Thailand, very popular with Thai tourists. Tang Sai temple complex is called Pramahatart Chedi Pakdepragard. This name was chosen by the King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhunibol Adulyadej. The construction of the Pagoda started in 1996 to honor 50 years reign of the King. The name of the temple means the cremated bone relic of the Lord Buddha and the life of the King of Thailand who is very much loved and respected by Thai people.
Rong Khun Temple
Rong Khun temple a contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997 cast in cement and reflective glass.
Buddha Thailand
A worn weathered sitting Golden Buddha
Sitting Buddha
Sitting Golden Buddha under canopy 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.
Sitting Buddhas
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha Plai Laem temple Koh Samui Thailand
Temple Guardian
Golden Chinese Temple guardian

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

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

After a quick internet search the definition of harmony in photography is something like this …..
“Harmony
in visual design means all parts of the visual image relate to and complement each other. Harmony pulls the pieces of a visual image together. Harmony can be achieved through repetition and rhythm”

So for this weeks theme i thought i would show you some of my more harmonious Diptychs & Triptychs photos, Triptychs are often used to separate images that are variants on a theme, or may be one larger image split into three, Diptychs are usually pairs of images.

Sunflowers
Diptych of Thai Sunflowers
Autumn in the Park
Triptych of Autumn with the acers turning red North Wales UK
Hand of Buddha
Triptych Hand of Buddha
Lighthouse Path
llanddwyn island Triptych
Views of IronBridge
Triptych 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.
House and Garden
Ancient house and garden Triptych
Mansion Hallway III
Decorative Mansion hallway Triptych
Victorian Cottage
Triptych of Victorian living, dinner table with wash bowl, jug and soap in a Working Class House, 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
Duke of Lancaster
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)
Lighthouse Triptych
The abandoned Lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.
Welsh Sunsets
Triptych Welsh Sunsets
Thailand Longboats
Triptych of Wooden Thai longboats moored off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand

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Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

“share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button”

Right here we go, as many of you know this writing stuff doesn’t come easy to me, hence the reason i decided to have a go at blogging, or another way to promote my photos by just adding a few sentences haha – hopefully you can bear with me while i try and improve at this wordsmith stuff …..

My state of mind is how i process the image not when i take it, probably because i’m limited to where i can go during the day, but i have more free time in the evenings to go through the 145,000 photos i have on my hardrives, the choice of photo and the way i edit it will depend how I’m feeling then – my state of mind.
Some examples are :-

Trapped

What Lies Ahead
Trapped by the man at the end of the tunnel.
Trevors Rusty Gate
Trapped by the rusty gate over looking Trevor Basin, a Canal basin on the Llangollen Canal, situated near Trevor, in Clwyd, between Llangollen and Ruabon. The basin was originally built at the northern end of the central section of the Ellesmere Canal, just 150yds north of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, north wales, UK
The Garden Gate
The rusty cottage garden gate
Garden Bridge
Trapped by a broke gate leading to an Ornate bridge over lake in a beautiful garden
Tea Room Gate
Trapped in Hell no coffee the closed tea room gate, the building is crook framed, set on sandstone blocks, plastered with wattle and daub which has been constructed under a thatched roof.

Faith

Church Way v2
follow the path to enlightenment or coffee ….
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.
Cathedral Ceiling
cathedral ceiling and organ north wales, opps spilt my coffee looking up
Hymn 952
Image of Jesus With Mary and Joseph and a candle stand with forged acorns and leaves
In The Light
ancient church window with a beautful flower display
St Celynnin Church
Inside St Celynnin Church, 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

All Alone

A Place To Rest
Autumnal colours in a wonderful garden, great place for coffee if i hadn’t spilt it earlier …..
Summer Shade
Relax in the shade on the old seat
Asian Garden
Beautiful asian garden and wooden bench
Spring Park Bench
spring has arrived with beautiful blossom and perfectly placed wooden bench to relax on
Autumn in the Park
Autumn with the acers turning red North Wales UK

Simplicity

Llandudno Pier
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
Aberffraw Bridge v2
The old hump back bridge in Aberffraw, Anglesey, North Wales The stone bridge Built in 1731 by Sir Arthur Owen, the single span stone bridge over the river Ffraw is a particularly well preserved example of an early road bridge. it can be crossed on foot, but isn’t open to vehicles.

Melancholy

Cottage Ruins
Rhos quarry barrack ruins Capel Curig. Snowdonia National Park. North Wales.UK
Country Cottage
old rural cottage north Wales UK
Quarry Building
Dinorwic Slate Quarry, a large former slate quarry, located between the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in north Wales. It was the second largest slate quarry in the world. It covered more than 700 acres
Coastal Ruins
The old Brickworks operated c.1850 -1914, Anglesey, north Wales, UK
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

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

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

The year is split into four seasons, the weather in the UK can be very erratic and so the seasons often overlap or differ completely.

Winter (December to February)

Mount Snowdon
Padarn lake is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, looking towards mount Snowdon, Gwynedd, north Wales, UK
Idwal Gate
Decorative Iron Gate leading to the wooden Footbridge at the base of Idwal Lake and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north wales,uk

Spring (March to May)

Field Of Daffodils
Penryhn Castle and a carpet of daffodils in spring North wales UK

 

Rows of Daffodils
trees in a field of daffodils spring time in Wales UK

Summer (June to August)

Welsh Highland Railway
Garratt No 87 from Caernarfon to Porthmadog on the Welsh Highland Railway north wales UK
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.

Autumn (September to November)

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.
Autumn Shadows
Leaves turning red in Autumnal forest

 

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https://letthegreatwheelspin.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/weekly-photo-challenge-seasons/

WPC: Life Imitates Art

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

I must admit this wasn’t an easy challenge for me, so i decided to go with Claude Monet.
Claude Monet was among the leaders of the French Impressionist movement of the 1870s and 1880s.

If you click the Monet link under my image you will see the impressionists art.
Sorry you have to click the link but couldn’t see how to show his work next to mine, let me know how if you do …….

Three Sunflowers
three sunflowers

Monet Sunflowers

Welsh Garden
country garden and bridge

Monet Bridge

Asian Beach
longboats moored off the beautiful coast of Thailand

Monet Fishing boats

Porth Wen Arch
Natural Arch at Porth Wen Brickworks Cemaes Bay Anglesey, north Wales, UK

Monet Arch

Dream Boat
dreaming of asia

Monet Fishing Boat

Garratt No. 87
No 87 steam loco on the Welsh Highland Railway north wales UK. The South African Class NGG16 Beyer-Garratt of 1937 is a steam locomotive from the South African Railways era.

Monet Loco

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

Monet London

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

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

Many devices has been invented to measure Time. The study of these devices is called Horology, the art or science of measuring time, a few examples being Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, hourglasses, timers, time recorders and atomic clocks.

Here are a few i found ……

Sundial
A sundial is a device that measures time by using a light spot or shadow cast by the position of the Sun on a reference scale. As the earth turns on its polar axis, the sun appears to cross the sky from east to west, rising at sun-rise from beneath the horizon to a zenith at mid-day and falling again behind the horizon at sunset. Both the azimuth (direction) and the altitude (height) can be used to create time measuring devices. Sundials have been invented independently in all major cultures and become more accurate and sophisticated as the culture developed
Sun Dial
Chirk Castle located at Chirk, Wrexham, Wales UK. The castle was built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer de Chirk, uncle of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March as part of King Edward I’s chain of fortresses across the north of Wales. The castle was bought by Thomas Myddelton in 1595 for £5,000 (approx. £11 million as of 2008)
st michael church
St. Michael’s church Betws yn Rhos nortt Wales UK was mentioned in the Norwich Taxation of 1254, as being part of the parish of Abergele. The old church was demolished in 1838; and the foundation stone of the present building was laid on 19 July 1838
Antique Pocket Watch
Thomas Russell & Son pocket watch -Makers to the Queen. Signed enamel dial, Outer Railway Track with roman Numerals, Hour and Minute hands including sub second hand. Thomas Russell is first listed as a watch manufacturer in 1848 and he had premises at 20 Slater Street, Liverpool, UK
Turning Back Time
when time stood still
Days Gone By
victorian study
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.
Hall of Shadows
Victorian hall
Victorian Cottage
Victorian fire range in a Working Class cottage
Red Square Malacca
Christ Church built in 1753 an Anglican church in the Dutch Square of Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia. The church is built in Dutch Colonial architecture style and is laid out in a simple rectangle of 82 feet by 42 feet. The ceiling rises to 40 feet and is spanned by wooden beams, each carved from a single tree. The roof is covered with Dutch tiles and the walls were raised using Dutch bricks built on local laterite blocks then coated with Chinese plaster. The floors of the church are paved with granite blocks originally used as ballast for merchant ships
Twin Towers
The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin building in the world Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Completed 1 April 1994
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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