Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

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

“For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From Curve in architecture to bends in nature to man”

Built on St James’s Mount in Liverpool, Its official title is the Cathedral Church of Christ. The external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel, is 189 m making it the second longest cathedral in the world
Cathedral Ceiling
Cathedral ceiling and organ north wales
Abbey Sunlight
sun light passing through the window of the chapter house at Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen, north Wales, UK. Monks would assemble here every morning to hear a chapter read from the Rule of St Benedict
Church Entrance
The church was founded in the seventh century by St. Mwrog. It was rebuilt during the Norman period, and re-dedicated to St. Mary. Having fallen into decay, it was extensively restored in 1869.
old ruin facing the beautiful pond and garden in Autumn colours
old ruin facing the beautiful pond and garden in Autumn colours
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
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
Cefn Viaduct
Ty Mawr Country Park, the Cefn Viaduct (Newbridge rail viaduct)
Valle Crucis Abbey is a Cistercian abbey located in Llantysilio in Denbighshire, Wales. More formally the Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Valle Crucis it is known in Welsh both as Abaty Glyn Egwestl and Abaty Glyn y Groes, The abbey was built in 1201. The Abbey consisted of the church plus several adjoining out buildings which enclosed a square courtyard. The church itself ran West to East in the traditional cruciform style, today much of the original church is ruined, though the west end front wall survives, including the masonry of the rose window. The outbuildings including the adjoining east range, which survives mainly intact and the west range, which housed the lay brethren’s frater, but is now demolished. Completing the four sides of the inner courtyard was the southern frater and kitchen, which faced the church; these two building are also now ruins, with only foundation stones remaining. The east and west ranges housed the cloisters, with the east range also leading to the final structure, the abbot’s lodgings which settled between the range and the church but outside the courtyard. The site is also home to the only remaining monastic fishpond in Wales. As well as the west end front wall, extensive parts of the east end of the structures survive to the present day. The chancel walls, the southern part of the transept, the east range of the cloister together with the chapter house and sacristy and the lower part of the reredorter all survive mainly intact. In 1870 the west end wall was restored.
Beside Still Waters
St Peters was a church in what is now Castle Park, Bristol, England. The church has Saxon foundations, with a 12th-century lower tower, the rest of the church being built in the 15th century. Water feature called Beside Still Waters, by Peter Randall Page 1993.
Pont Fawr
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
Autumn Garden
Autumnal colours in a wonderful garden

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Face

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

Here are a few of the amazing Thai Buddha faces that i have photographed while exploring Thailand.
Buddhism in Thailand is largely of the Theravada school, which is followed by 93.6% of the population.

Cave Paintings
Faces painted on an old cave wall at Cha Am Temple Thailand
Temple Statue
Close up of a black and gold temple statue Thailand
Buddha Thailand
A worn weathered sitting Golden Buddha
Plai Laem Buddha
18 armed giant white Thai Buddha bearing gifts at Temple Plai Laem koh samui Thailand
Golden Buddha
Golden Buddha Thailand
Golden Buddha
Golden Buddha Thailand
Thai Buddha
Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat wrapped in golden yellow silk at Ayutthaya, Thailand
Sukhothai Buddha
Buddha statue in Sukhothai Park northern Thailand Sukhothai, the capital of the first kingdom of Thailand, was laid down in the 13th and 14th century. An array of acclaimed monuments, representing the oldest Thai architectural style
Golden Buddha
A worn weathered Golden Buddha
Cave Buddha
This Buddha statue is situated in a large cave on the grounds of the Tham Khao Yoi Cave Phetchaburi, Thailand. It was the place where King Rama VI practiced meditation while he was ordained. Today, it houses many Buddha images of several sizes, especially the big reclining Buddha, and the Buddha footprint enshrined in the cave.
buddha in the jungle
3 giant golden Buddha surrounded by Thai Jungle
Three of a kind
3 weathered giant Buddha’s surrounded by Thai jungle sitting above decorative Elephants
smiling Buddha
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha built in 2004 at Plai Laem temple , Koh Samui Thailand
Tangsai Buddha
Giant Buddha at Wat Tangsai bang sapan Thailand
Thai Statues
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Buddha Head in Tree
Buddha Head in Tree Roots, Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Buddha Head in Tree
Stone Buddha Head in Banyan Tree Roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand


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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


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: Optimistic

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

An Optimistic person thinks the best possible thing will happen, and hopes for it even if it’s not likely. If you see the glass as half-full when others see it as half-empty; if you look on the bright side of things, you’re optimistic.

The British are well known for their obsession with the weather, its been reported that our obsession runs so deep that almost 70 per cent of British people check the weather forecast at least once a day, as a photographer it’s important for me to plan my day out so i can maximise the best possible light, whether it’s for a sunrise, late afternoon soft light or a lovely sunset and on special times of the year the northern light, I’m always a little  optimistic that i will end up with at least a few good shots in any weather condition ….

For this weeks challenge I’ve decided to post a selection of my photos of the abandoned lighthouse at Talacre beach just a few miles away.

I’ve included this nice link to brighten up your day 🙂

Lighthouse Rainbow
The storm came and so did the rain and rainbow, Talacre Beach Lighthouse, Flintshire, North Wales, UK
In need of a paint job, the abandoned lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.
Talacre Lighthouse Sunset
Seascape Sunset at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK
Lighthouse Sunset
The old steps at Sunset, Talacre Lighthouse, north Wales UK
Lighthouse Sunset
Sunset at Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK
Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Lighthouse Silhouette
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Talacre Beach
The storm at the abandoned lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK. Off-shore wind farm in the background
The leaning Lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.


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