February Photos

Been a long while since I posted, mainly because the weekly photo challenge I used to enter closed and I’ve been lacking in motivation plus I have not taken any photos this year.

Here are a selction of my latest edits.

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.
Sunset seascape llyn peninsula north Wales UK
Llanddwyn Island off the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. The island forms part of the National Nature Reserve of Newborough Warren. The lighthouse Twr Mawr marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait.
Sunset at the abandoned Lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK
Sunset at the abandoned Lighthouse at Point of Ayr, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.
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 Edwards chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales UK
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
Glorious Sunset at Khao Hua Jook Pagoda, Chaweng, koh Samui Thailand
Golden Buddha statue at Pa Kham Chanot temple Wat Kham Chanot is a buddhist temple near Ban Kham Chanot, Amphoe Ban Dung, Udon Thani Province in Northeastern Thailand. It is located in the Wang Nakhin area at a lake where the Nāga, a mythical large snake, is supposed to be living. Nāga worsphip is one of the main issue in this small monastery
Sunset over the wooden Thai longboat, off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand https://adrian-evans.pixels.com/featured/longboat-sunset-thailand-adrian-evans.html
Starlight at Llyn Geirionydd, the lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Winter at Llyn Ogwen, a ribbon lake in north Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday’s Special: Eye Contact

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

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 !

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

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

Sad morning for Thailand with so many bombs being set off and possibly more to follow … hope it can return to the Land of Smiles

Huay Mongkol Temple
Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad. The statue, which is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide. Luang Phor Thuad, whose name is sometimes spelled Luang Phor Thuat, lived some 400 years ago in Southern Thailand. He is now famous all over the country for the miracles that he performed. It was said that Luang Phor Thuad turned salt water into fresh, drinkable water on multiple occasions.

Sam Roi Yot Temple
Temple in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

standing golden Buddha Thailand
standing golden Buddha Thailand

Just You And Me
Life at the Beach

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

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

 

Pier Flags
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines

Cebu Tour Boat
Narrow jetty to the Tour boat moored off the Pandanon Island found in the northern part of Bohol, Philippines

white-templeTopaz
Narrow footbridge to Rong Khun temple a contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997 cast in cement and reflective glass.

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Narrow footpath through the mangrove forest, Pran Buri Forest Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Church of St Mary
14th century parish church of St. Mary Caerhun north Wales UK

St Patrick Arch
St Patricks Church Anglesey, the Church of Llanbadrig, on the headland near Cemaes Bay was founded during the 5th Century.

Spring Footpath
onset of Spring in a beautiful garden

Mawr Country Park
The Cefn Viaduct at the y Mawr Country Park, designed by Henry Robertson and built by Thomas Brassey in 1848 to carry the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway across the valley of the River Dee, north Wales, UK. The viaduct is 460 metres long. (1,508 feet),. 45 metres high (147 feet) and has 19 arches

Chirk Aqueduct
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801

South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack lighthouse is built on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island, which itself is an island just barely separate from the main part of Anglesey, north Wales, UK. To reach it you need to descend a switchback stairway running down the cliff face, over 400 steps down and 400 back up. At the bottom a bridge carries the visitor over a chasm to the island. A height of 41 metres the South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809

Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801

Canal Path
Llangollen Canal is one of the most popular canals for holidaymakers in Britain

Stairway Graffiti
scene of abandonment, Graffiti in the ancient british mansion stairway

Follow The Path
Nant Gwrtheyrn or “the Nant” as it is often called, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

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

Devil is in the detail

The Lambs
a very beautiful stained glass window from an old chapel in north wales

Welsh Glass
Window in memory of Margaret Sandbach, first wife of Henry Sandback 1852 painted by Ballantyne, it illustrates Faith, Hope, Brotherly Kindness and Charity. St Dygain’s Church Llangernyw

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Victorian Gothic window at the Holy Trinity church trefnat north wales, dating back to 1853

Jesus of Nazareth
Beautiful stained glass window in an ancient chapel

Ancient Stained Glass
Stained glass windows in an ancient church, UK

Open Bible
The Bible page 764 jeremiah 14

gwydir-uchaf-chapelNR
A late 17th century chapel known for its finely painted ceiling. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was begun in 1673 by Sir Richard Wynn. The most interesting feature is the ceiling, painted as a celestial firmament, with angels, doves, cherubs, and other allegorical symbols mixed amid symbols of the sun, moon, and stars. There are carved and painted wooden cherubs attached to the wall panelling. A royal coat of arms of Charles II is set upon the south wall

Religious Candle
Decorative Religious Candle

Angel In Prayer
Angel In Prayer on Bended Knee

Celtic Cross
Celtic cross is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. In the Celtic Christian world it was combined with the Christian cross and this design was often used for high crosses a free-standing cross made of stone and often richly decorated. With the Celtic Revival the shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art

Summer Daisy
Single seaside daisy

Summer Poppy
Close up of poppy

A Flower
Flower in Thailand

ladys slipper orchid
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii. There are more than 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand and the ladys slipper orchids are some of the most interesting and among the showiest in the world.

Orchid Thailand
There are more than 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand.

Thai Flower
Flowers in Thailand

Glorious Lily
Water Lily

Blue
Blue flowers

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

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

Thai Floating Village
The colourful floating raft village in Sangkhlaburi Thailand, located 225 kilometres northwest of Kanchanaburi and 24 kilometres from the Burmese border, Sangkhlaburi’s seclusion only adds to its mystique.

London Sunset
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side

Fishing Village
Fishing village on the Sam Roi Yod River, Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Thailand

The River Thames London
The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom The London eye and County Hall in the river Thames, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames, also known as the Millennium Wheel. The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When erected in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Each of the 32 ovoidal capsules weighs 10 tonnes and can carry 25 people. The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side Panorama

Monthian Temple Buddha
Sitting golden buddha at Monthian Temple, Chiang Mai Thailand. A relatively new temple but very beautiful and ornate.

Palace of Westminster
The Burghers of Calais, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, represents the idea of freedom from oppression. It tells the story of the siege of Calais in 1347, during the Hundred Years War. The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). The tower was originally designed as a royal entrance and a repository for the records of Parliament, and is now home to the Parliamentary Archives. On top of the tower is an iron flagstaff. From here either the Royal Standard (if the Sovereign is present in the Palace) or the Union flag is flown. At the base of the tower is the Sovereign’s Entrance, which is used by the Queen whenever entering the Palace. The steps leading from there to the Norman Porch are known as the Royal Staircase and are the start of the processional route taken by the Queen. By tradition, this route is the only one the Sovereign is allowed to take when he or she comes to the House of Lords. The Norman Porch is so called, because it was originally intended to house statues of the Norman kings.

The Condominium
The Condominium Thailand

The Victoria Tower
The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). The tower was originally designed as a royal entrance and a repository for the records of Parliament, and is now home to the Parliamentary Archives. On top of the tower is an iron flagstaff. From here either the Royal Standard (if the Sovereign is present in the Palace) or the Union flag is flown. At the base of the tower is the Sovereign’s Entrance, which is used by the Queen whenever entering the Palace. The steps leading from there to the Norman Porch are known as the Royal Staircase and are the start of the processional route taken by the Queen. By tradition, this route is the only one the Sovereign is allowed to take when he or she comes to the House of Lords. The Norman Porch is so called, because it was originally intended to house statues of the Norman kings.

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