Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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

Share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be
monumental, minor, or something in between.

The satisfaction of going out and getting a Photo you are happy with 🙂

Rhoscolyn Rocky Coastline
Gwenfaens Pillar – Rhoscolyn, Anglesey As legend has it, St Gwenfaen from whom the church at Rhoscolyn and medieval well nearby are named after, took refuge on top of this rock stack after fleeing her hermitage from viking raiders. As the tide came in and threatened to cover her rocky refuge, the angels descended and carried her away. Rhoscolyn is a village located on Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It is just over five miles south of Holyhead and is the most southerly settlement on the island. The name Rhoscolyn is said to mean The Moor (Rhos) of The Column (colyn), referring to a pillar which the Romans put up to mark the edge of their territories. 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. Anglesey is an important study area for some of the most ancient rocks on our planet and Rhoscolyn is one of the island’s finest geological locations. It offers a spectacular display of complex, folded rocks which were old long before the mountains of Snowdonia even existed. Anglesey has long been, and continues to be, the focus of much interest, world-wide, by research scientists and students alike.
Lake Ogwen and Tryfan Mountain
Boat house at lake Ogwen, the lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan mountain in the Ogwen Valley, It forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Snowdonia, North Wales, UK. Top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows …… see it?
The Lighthouse Storm
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
Longboat Thailand
Wooden Thai longboat moored off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand
Welsh Quarry Buildings
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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual No2

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

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way.

A mixed bunch for my unusual 2nd entry ….

Cat Bonnet Mascot
Unusual Cat bonnet mascot on a classic car
Gromit
Unusual choice a Gromit automobile badge
Cebu Carvings
detailed bas-relief structures which tastefully depicts the Cebuano history inside the ground of Minor Basilica of Santo Niño, Cebu, Philippines.
Exploration Obelisk
Exploration Obelisk Bristol, UK Four sided obelisk is surmounted with a steel armillary sphere made by master blacksmith James Blunt – the whole sculpture standing about 18 feet high. Commissioned by Standard Life Assurance, it was intended to celebrate the mariners who departed from Redcliffe Quay in the 15th and 16th centuries to explore the New World. Men believed at that time that the Unknown deep was occupied by strange and frightening monsters. It was thought by mediaeval men that every animal from the land had a parallel under the Sea. The animals, often half fish, half beast, were based on those which appear in a great contemporary book found in the Chain Library of Wells cathedral. The creatures were modelled up in buff and terracotta clays. After glazing the pieces were embedded into polyester panels with stones and pebbles forming the background. The four panels were then screwed back to a stainless steel framework, and the armillary sphere fixed to the top.
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St Andrew’s Mission Church (Parish of Minera) at Wern, Coedpoeth, Denbighshire, north Wales, UK. One of the famous Tin Tabernacles of Wales which were constructed in the 19th century using galvanised corrugated iron. A tin tabernacle is a type of prefabricated ecclesiastical building made from corrugated galvanised iron. They were developed in the mid 19th century initially in Great Britain.
In The Garden
The stately home garden with unusually dressed visitors
Classic Elegance
Decorative Mansion room with unusual painting
Red planet
Unusual entrance to the red planet
Easter Island Moai
This Uuusual statue is known as Hoa Hakananaia a moai comes from the Island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. Polynesians first settled on it before AD 800.
Geisha Graffiti
Unusual Geisha graffiti on an abandoned ships stern
BSA Motor Bike
Unusual sight in the Welsh landscape a 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.
When The Rain Comes
Vintage Sports Car Club umbrella covering a vintage silver car during heavy rain, Unusual for it to be raining in the UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way.

Unusual Thailand

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.
Huay Mongkol Temple
Wat Huay Mongkol temple complex located Hua Hin, 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.
Big Buddha Temple
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.
Temple Thailand
Buddha temple near ao manao Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Pranburi Temple
Pranburi temple near Hua Hin Thailand.
Wang Wiwekaram Temple
Wang Wiwekaram 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.
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.
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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.
Golden Buddha Statue
Golden Buddha statue Thailand
Gold Face
Head of a golden Buddha statue before completion
Sitting Buddhas
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha Plai Laem temple Koh Samui Thailand
Temple Lady Statue
Decorative lady Buddha statue at Wat Tham Khao Tao, a large temple in the village of Khao Tao, Hua Hin Thailand.
Thai Statues
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Banyan Tree Buddha
Stone Buddha Head in Banyan Tree Roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

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

A collection or combination of various things ….

In Memory
Stained glass window
Vintage Signs
old Victorian era Advertising enamel signs
Cathedral Christmas
christmas tree at St Asaph Cathedral Denbighshire, north Wales, UK. An Anglican church, dating from the 13th Century.
Pharmacists Drugs
The Pharmacy at the Quarry Hospital Museum, Llanberis, north Wales, UK
Pots and Pans
Pots and pans in an victorian kitchen
Victorian Stores
Victorian hardware & ironmongers store England
Victorian Chemist Shop England
Victorian Chemist Shop England
Victorian Pharmacy
Victorian Chemist Shop England
Victorian Soda Syphon
victorian soda syphons and medicine bottle
Temple Towers
White thai temple with golden Buddhas
Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi long boats Thailand
Red Arrows
The RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, is one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams
Flower Display
ancient church window with a beautful flower display
Poppies
pretty Poppies
Purple
A purple blossom in Spring.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta

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

For this week’s photo challenge, share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time …

Ogwen Boat House
Boat house at the frozen lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales. Ogwen is an extremely shallow lake, with a depth of only three metres, and is around a mile long. It lies at a height of 310 metres above sea level.
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.
Ogwen Cottage
Winter at Ogwen Cottage Outdoor Pursuits Centre on the A5 below Tryfan mountain, 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. The top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows, Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
Tryfan Snowdonia
Sunbathed Tryfan mountain, 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. The top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows, Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
Decorative Iron Gate
Decorative Iron Gate leading to Tryfan mountain, Idwal lake and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north Wales, UK
Decorative Iron Gate
Decorative Iron Gate leading to the wooden Footbridge at the base of Llyn Idwal, Tryfan and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north Wales,UK
Tryfan Mountain
Lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and Tryfan
Broken Ice
Frozen Ogwen lake, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and Tryfan
The Weir
Long exposure of the Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient – lasting only for a short time so here we have a few Sunsets

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.
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Welsh Sunset
Sunset Deganwy Beach north Wales UK
Soft Light Sunset
Sunset Rhyl beach north Wales UK
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach north Wales UK
Bay Sunset
fishing boat bay Sunset Thailand 
Gulf Sunset
sunset view from Samui island temple to Som island over the gulf of Thailand
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 Lanta Island
Sunset at Lanta island in the straits of malacca Thailand
Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Sunset over Manila Bay, a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Sunset Boracay
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

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

This week, share a photo that represents focus to you. Are you a stickler for getting in close to your subjects and capturing every detail, or do you prefer a more ethereal look that illustrates the sensations of the moment?

Focus on what’s important ….

The Eye 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 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.
County Hall is a building was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council. The building is on the South Bank of the River Thames
Puffin Island 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
Spitfire over Snowdon
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 in Gwynedd, and has been described as – probably the busiest mountain in Britain. It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.
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
Mountain River Snowdonia
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

 

Tryfan and Ogwen Lake
A small mountain stream leading into Ogwen lake at the foot of Tryfan mountain, Snowdonia, north Wales, UK
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.
Llanrwst Bridge and Tea Room
In Autumn the most photographed tea room in Britain. 15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room, Llanrwst north Wales UK
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.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

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

This week, share your take on order, whether literal, figurative, or anything in between

Orderly fashion victorian style

Victorian Baking
Victorian baking kitchen
Victorian kitchen
Victorian kitchen and table
Room of Swords
room full of victorian weapons in the old mansion
Victorian Kitchen
British Vintage Kitchen
Days Gone By
victorian study
Victorian Spring View
victorian writing desk with a beautiful spring view
Cottage Pottery
Victorian cottage window pottery display and summer garden
Victorian Ward
The victorian hospital ward
Vintage Store
Victorian Chemist Shop England
Classic Elegance
Decorative Mansion room

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Security

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

Security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. It applies to any vulnerable and/or valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, item, nation, or organization.

Emotional security is the measure of the stability of an individual’s emotional state. Emotional insecurity or simply insecurity is a feeling of general unease or nervousness that may be triggered by perceiving of oneself to be vulnerable
wikipedia

Emotional insecurity is how I’m feeling right now as Mom was rushed into hospital nearly a month ago and it’s still touch and go whether she will survive, so not much of an interesting blog off me again this week as it’s hard to concentrate, but need to keep busy.

Medieval Knight
Ancient security – 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”.
Baluarte De San Diego Gardens
Shotgun security at Baluarte De San Diego Gardens. Located along the walls of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. it was designed and built by Jesuit priest Antonio Sedeno from 1586 to 1587 and it is one of the oldest stone fortifications in Intramuros.
War Memorabilia
Vintage security a First World War gas mask, a clip of five bullets and the Webley Revolver, the standard issue service pistol for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the Commonwealth from 1887 until 1963.
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Entrance to St Celynnin Church, possibly one of the remotest churches in Wales and is amongst the oldest, hence the small secure safe. 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,
St Tegai Cross
security rail around the Celtic cross at St Tegai church Llandygai north Wales
Victorian Hospital ward
Victorian Hospital ward keeping us safe and secure – maybe
Penmon Lighthouse
Security Light – 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
Duke of Lancaster Graffiti
Keep out security fence and sign. Graffiti 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) Impressionism style
Trevors Rusty Gate
Rusty security 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

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Update

In memory of my dear Mother 3rd January 1933 – 14th April 2017 RIP

Till memory fades and life departs, you live forever in our hearts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

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

 

Daffodil Valley
Tree in a field of daffodils spring time in Wales UK
Autumn Shadows
Leaves turning red in Autumnal forest
Autumn Leaves
Leaves turning red in Autumnal forest
strange old piece of ironwork in the park, textured
strange old piece of ironwork in the park
Bluebells
Bluebell meadow UK
Spring Park Bench
spring has arrived with beautiful blossom and perfectly placed wooden bench to relax on
Signs Of Spring
bridge over lake in spring

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