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.
church-door15mg
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

Traces of the Past: Thursday’s Special

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special.

Victorian Soda Syphon
victorian soda syphons and medicine bottle
A Long Walk
A broken down 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.
Old Mine
Victorian Mining village with the coal shaft, England
Mine Wheel
Minera Lead Mines Wrexham, Wales UK The first written record of the lead miners of Minera dates from 1296. The mine became a success story in the 18th century. Between 1761 and 1781, the city companies as owners of the mineral rights received nearly 13,000 in royalties. The mine flourished again after 1849. The Minera Mining Company invested in a new pumping engine in 1857. A year later they installed a new winding engine to raise the lead ore and to work the mechanical ore crusher. Soon after the company built new ore bins, dressing floors for sorting the lead from the waste and the ore house for drying, weighing and sampling the lead ready for sale. All this equipment enabled miners to mine ore from the deepest veins in Minera, up to 400 metres below the surface. In 1884 a new dressing floor was opened at Roy’s Shaft with all the latest machinery. The Meadow Shaft site became a dumping ground. Gradually the dressing floors were buried. Only the actual Meadow Shaft remained in use and it closed in 1914.
The Incline
A cable railway also known as an incline or inclined plane is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable or rope wound about a cable winch system similar to a ski lift mechanism powered by a stationary engine to haul trains on adversely steep grades. The Tank incline, a variation of the gravity balance incline was the “tank” incline found at several quarries in north Wales, These were worked by gravity, but instead of the wagons running on their own wheels, permanently attached angled wagons were used that had a horizontal platform on which the cargo-carrying wagons rode. Despite their name, these inclines were not a form of water balance incline
Ynysypandy Slate Mill
The impressive three-storeyed Pont y Pandy mill, also known as Ynysypandy and Nant y Pandy slate processing works, which served the Gorseddau Quarry about 2 miles away, was built in 1856-7 by Evan Jones of Garndolbenmaen The slate mill was sited here due to lack of a suitable water supply at the quarry, a water wheel being used to operate the machinery. Pont y Pandy is an extraordinary building and looks more like a monastery than an industrial unit.
Vintage Sign
victorian station lamp and bovril sign
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
The Smallest House
The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales. The house, which has a floor area of 3.05 metre by 1.8 metre (10 feet by 6 feet) and a height of 3.1 metre (10 feet 2 inches) to the eaves, was used as a residence from the 16th century until 1900; as its name indicates, it is reputed to be Britain’s smallest house. The house was lived in until 1900, when the owner was a 6 ft 3 inch (1.9 metres) fisherman. The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully and he was eventually forced to move out when the council declared the house unfit for human habitation.
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.
Views of IronBridge
triptych and painting style 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.
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
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

 

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Day At The Races 2

Part 2 following on from my first Day At The Races at Oulton Park Vintage Car Festival, incorporating the Hawthorn Memorial Trophies on Saturday 21st May 2016.

Oulton Park Circuit is one of the most picturesque and technically challenging motor racing circuits in the UK, this was going to be a challenge for me as I’m usually taking photos of stationary objects.

Hope you like them ….

Austin A30 Academy 1955
Austin A30 Academy 1955
Austin Cooper S, Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Austin Cooper S, Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Riley 1.5 1959
Riley 1.5 1959
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1954
Austin A35 Academy 1954
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Lotus Elan 26R
Lotus Elan 26R
Austin Cooper S
Austin Cooper S
MGB Roadster 1964, Ashley MG Midget 1965, Lotus Elan S2 1964
MGB Roadster 1964, Ashley MG Midget 1965, Lotus Elan S2 1964
MG W&P GT 1966
MG W&P GT 1966
Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1957
Austin A35 Academy 1957
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Riley Brooklands 1929
Riley Brooklands 1929
GN Special 1922/29
GN Special 1922/29
Cooper T41 1957
Cooper T41 1957
GN Vitesse 1921
GN Vitesse 1921
Austin 7 Ulster Sport 1930
Austin 7 Ulster Sport 1930
Riley 12/4 Special 1934/36
Riley 12/4 Special 1934/36
Wolseley Hornet Special 1933
Wolseley Hornet Special 1933
Stutz Bearcat 1918
Stutz Bearcat 1918
Alvis 12/70 Special 1937
Alvis 12/70 Special 1937
Hillegass Sprint 1937, Riley Densham1928/34
Hillegass Sprint 1937, Riley Densham1928/34
Fiat new Balilla 1938
Fiat new Balilla 1938
Austin 7 Ulster Replica 1931
Austin 7 Ulster Replica 1931
Riley Special 1932
Riley Special 1932
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Talbot 95/105 1935
Talbot 95/105 1935
Riley Falcon 1936
Riley Falcon 1936
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
ERA R4A 1935 Nicholas Topliss
ERA R4A 1935 Nicholas Topliss

 

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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: 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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