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: Jubilant

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

It was a very jubilant moment when i was invited to the Oulton Park Vintage Car Festival on Saturday 21st May 2016

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
Classic Morgans
The Morgan Motor Company is a family-owned British motor car manufacturer that was founded in 1910 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan
Dodge Four Tourer
1925 Dodge Four Tourer
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
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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Day At The Races

Yesterday was a wet day out at Oulton Park Vintage Car Festival, incorporating the Hawthorn Memorial Trophies with my good friend and Motorsport enthusiast John Hallett

Here are a few of the moments i managed to catch.

MG Montlhery Midget, Riley TT Sprite Replica, Ballamy Ford V8 Special
MG Montlhery Midget, Riley TT Sprite Replica, Ballamy Ford V8 Special
MGB Roadster, Daimler SP250, Austin A35 Academy
MGB Roadster, Daimler SP250, Austin A35 Academy
Morgan Matchless Super Aero 1930/4  Three Wheeler
Morgan Matchless Super Aero 1930/4 Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Ford F2 100E Willment Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Ford F2 100E Willment Three Wheeler
1933 Morgan Super Sports JAP 8/80  Three Wheeler
1933 Morgan Super Sports JAP 8/80 Three Wheeler
Morgan M3W Three Wheeler 2013
Morgan M3W Three Wheeler 2013
Morgan Matchless Super Aero Three Wheeler 1930/4
Morgan Matchless Super Aero Three Wheeler 1930/4
1934 Morgan Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Three Wheeler
Morgan Three Wheeler
Morgan Three Wheeler
106 Austin A35 Academy 195872 Austin Cooper S 1963
106 Austin A35 Academy 1958 72 Austin Cooper S 1963
Riley TT Sprite Replica 1935
Riley TT Sprite Replica 1935
1938 Alta 2-litre
1938 Alta 2-litre

 

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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: 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: 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: Alphabet

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

There are dozens of Alphabets in use today, the most popular being the Latin alphabet (which was derived from the Greek). Many languages use modified forms of the Latin alphabet, with additional letters formed using diacritical marks. While most alphabets have letters composed of lines (linear writing), there are also exceptions such as the alphabets used in Braille, fingerspelling, and Morse code – thank you very much for that Wikipedia, but i think i will stick to vintage signs ….

 

Victorian Eye Chart
Victorian opticians sign England
Victorian Dentist Sign
Victorian dentist door sign England
Pullman Shield
The Pullman Shield. Pullman trains in Great Britain were mainline luxury railway services that operated with first-class coaches and a steward service, provided by the British Pullman Car Company The Pullman Car Company was formed in 1882 and named after the Pullman concept pioneered in the United States by the American railroader George Pullman. The first Pullman Railway Coach to enter service in the UK was in 1874.
Observer
ye olde victorian Workshop
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
Vintage Sign
victorian station lamp and bovril sign
Vintage Signs
Worn Vintage Signs of Beamish irish stout and Roberts Tea
Travel by Train
victorian sign – a bracing day by the sea
Vintage Taxi Sign
Vintage Morris commercial taxi cab advert. Morris Commercial Cars Limited was a British manufacturer of commercial vehicles formed by William Morris, founder of Morris Motors Limited, to continue the business of E G Wrigley and Company which he purchased in 1924
Vintage Chocolate Vending
J. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd. was a British chocolate company owned by Joseph Storrs Fry and his family. The business went through several changes of name and ownership; it was named J. S. Fry & Sons in 1822. It eventually became a division of Cadburys.
Gold Flake
Victorian era Advertising sign
Vintage Signs
Victorian era Advertising signs
Llangollen Railway Station
3802 steam train at Llangollen Railway station, part of the old Ruabon to Barmouth Line, All the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme. It is currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales
Station Sign
old steam loco and railway memorabilia
Beware
Old British beware train sign
Victorian Candle Shop
Victorian candle factory England
Vintage Signs
old Victorian era Advertising enamel signs
Pub Sign
Victorian pub sign England
Victorian Hospital Chair
Victorian Hospital adjustable eye test chair and solied dressing container
Victorian Butchers
Victorian Butchers Shop England
Old Signs
Victorian signs at a British train Station
Stop Sign
Stop sign at a snow covered country lane that’s all folks 🙂

My new blog hit 6001 followers today, thank you All so much for all the continued support, comments, following and sharing.

Thank you for looking, I always appreciate your visit :)

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Happy New Year

Thank you very much for your support in 2015, and wishing you all a fantastic 2016!

Happy New Year!

As some of you know I’m not much of a writer, guess that’s why i like photography, i don’t find this WordPress Blog that easy but i will endeavour to improve and interect more, thank you to all the friends and acquaintances who comment, like and follow my Blog it’s greatly appreciated and to show you my appreciation i have included a 20% New Year discount code HZFYEJ off my on-line store at Fineart America 

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I do have other on-line stores available if Fineart America Isn’t for you:-

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Thank you again and hope you have a wonderful 2016 and wish for world peace.

Adrian 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy

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

Eye Spy with my little eye lots of animal eyes ….

Robin Redbreast
The UKs favourite bird – with its bright red breast it is familiar 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.

 

Blue Tit
A colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green makes the blue tit one of our most attractive and most recognisable garden visitors. In spring and summer young blue tits which have yellow instead of white cheeks.

 

Neighbours Moggy
Small Cat

 

Big Cat
Big Cat

 

Grey Squirrel
Grey Squirrel

 

Elephant
Elephants have been revered in Thailand for many centuries. Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle, with kings mounted on Elephants fighting the Burmese to defend Thailand on many occasions. They have also been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. A Thai legend has it that a marriage is like an elephant– the husband is the front legs, that choose the direction, the wife the back legs, providing the power !

Thank you for looking, I always appreciate your visit :)

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Adrian Evans Fineart America Shop