Sunday, 31 January 2010

PASS THE PORT

THE NEWMAN WINE VAULTS


U-BOAT ATTACK

MEMORIAL TO SEAMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AS A RESULT OF U-BOAT ACTIVITY IN NEWFOUNDLAND WATERS.

PICTURES FROM THE PAST

A 14 CENTURY PANEL OAK SCREEN, ORIGINALLY FROM A RUINED CATHOLIC CHAPEL IN WHITFORD, DEVON, AND NOW IN ST JAMES CHURCH, LLANGUA, MONMOUTHSHIRE. DEPICTED ON THE SCREEN ARE VIRGIN AND CHILD, OUR LORD, A KING, SAID TO BE KING EDMUND MARTYR, AND A BISHOP. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT

Thursday, 28 January 2010

HIDDEN BEADSMAN




A SURPRISE AWAITED THE RESTORERS OF THE ALABASTER MONUMENT OF SIR RICHARD HERBERT OF EWYAS IN ST MARY'S PRIORY CHURCH, ABERGAVENNY. WHEN THE MONUMENT WAS DISMANTLED, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE RIGHT FOOT OF THE EFFIGY BORE A BEADSMAN, UNSEEN FOR FIVE CENTURIES. BEFORE THE MONUMENT WAS REPLACED IN ITS ALCOVE, A PLASTER CAST WAS TAKEN OF THE BEADSMAN. FROM THIS WAS MADE AN ALABASTER REPLICA OF THE BEADSMAN, WHICH WAS PLACED ON THE WALL BESIDE THE MONUMENT FOR ALL TO ENJOY.




NIGHT LIGHTS

HARGESUND, NORWAY, AT NIGHT


TIMES PAST

THIS RUSTING IRON ORE CAR AMONG THE LUPINS IS A SAD REMINDER OF TIMES PAST

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

MEDITERRANEAN HARBOUR

MARSAXLOKK HARBOUR, MALTA
(REMINDER: CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE)

ZULU HERO

FANS OF THE FILM "ZULU" WILL BE INTERESTED IN THIS POST. THIS IS THE GRAVE OF JOHN FIELDING (WILLIAMS), ONE OF THE HEROES OF RORKES DRIFT. FOR HIS BRAVERY IN THIS BATTLE, JOHN FIELDING WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS.

ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN

TROOPING THE COLOUR


Friday, 22 January 2010

THE MEETING OF THE WATERS

WELCOMING PUB AT THE
CONFLUENCE OF THE RIVERS


ROSE OR SURPRISE?

HMS ROSE SAILING PAST THE BATTERY
THE TALL SHIP ROSE
(HMS SURPRISE IN THE 2003 FILM, MASTER AND COMMANDER: FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD)
A REPLICA OF AN 18th CENTURY ROYAL NAVY FRIGATE.

BAYWATCH


THE NEW CARDIFF BAY, WITH
THE REMAINS OF THE OLD
IN THE FOREGROUND

Sunday, 17 January 2010

CHURCH BY THE SEA

ANGLICAN CHURCH IN TRINITY

QUAINT WELSH INN SIGN



THIS WELSH INN SIGN, TRANSLATED SAYS,
"THE GREEN HOUSE 1719
GOOD ALE AND CIDER FOR YOU
COME IN YOU SHALL TASTE IT"

STEEP STREET

A STEEP COBBLED STREET
(MADE WITH LOCAL BEACH ROCKS)
IN CLOVELLY, NORTH DEVON

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

TABLE MOUNTAIN

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, NEWFOUNDLAND


PILGRIMS' CROSS



THIS 13TH CENTURY STONE CROSS, IN THE CHURCH OF ST MARTIN, CWMYOY, IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF A SERIES OF CROSSES WHICH MARKED THE PILGRIMS' ROUTE OVER THE BLACK MOUNTAINS TO THE SHRINE OF ST DAVID, PATRON SAINT OF WALES, IN WHAT IS NOW PEMBROKESHIRE.

VICTORIAN INNOVATION

BANGOR PIER, NORTH WALES


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