Wednesday, 28 July 2010

GAVARNIE FALLS

GAVARNIE FALLS, ALSO KNOWN AS GRANDE CASCADE DE GAVARNIE, IS SITUATED IN THE PYRENEES, FRANCE. IT IS ABOUT A 2 HOUR WALK FROM THE VILLAGE OF GAVARNIE. GAVARNIE FALLS IS A TIERED WATERFALL OF 422m AND IS SAID TO BE THE TALLEST WATERFALL IN FRANCE.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Friday, 23 July 2010

RAGLAN CASTLE

THE BEAUTIFUL RUINS OF
15 CENTURY RAGLAN CASTLE


THE GATEHOUSE AND PART OF THE INNER MOAT


THE ENTRANCE INTO THE CASTLE SHOWING THE PITCHED STONE COURT. AFTER A SIEGE OF MANY MONTHS, THE MARQUESS OF WORCESTER SURRENDERED TO GENERAL FAIRFAX. IT IS THROUGH THE ORIEL WINDOW ON THE RIGHT THAT THE MARQUESS WATCHED GENERAL FAIRFAX AND HIS TROOPS ENTER THE COURTYARD.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Sunday, 18 July 2010

IN MEMORY OF A VICTORIA CROSS HERO

IN THE TOWN OF CHEPSTOW, MONMOUTHSHIRE, STANDS AN UNUSUAL MEMORIAL TO A FIRST WORLD WAR LOCAL HERO, A GUN FROM A GERMAN FIRST WORLD WAR SUBMARINE. THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS EXPLAIN THE REASON.



Friday, 16 July 2010

FIELD SYMBOLS

COULD THESE MARKS ON THE FIELD BE ALIEN SYMBOLS?
NO, UNFORTUNATELY, ONLY TRACKS MADE BY THE FARMERS TRACTOR

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

CASTLE AT PEACE

THE RUINS OF A 15TH CENTURY CASTLE, SET IN QUIET,
PEACEFUL COUNTRYSIDE

Monday, 12 July 2010

Sunday, 11 July 2010

QUEEN CATHERINE PARR

THE CHURCH OF ST MARY'S, IN THE GROUNDS OF SUDELEY CASTLE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, IS THE BURIAL PLACE OF QUEEN CATHERINE PARR. SHE WAS THE SIXTH WIFE OF HENRY VIII AND THE ONLY ONE HE DIDN'T DIVORCE OR EXECUTE. SHE OUTLIVED HIM!
THIS TOMB OF QUEEN CATHERINE PARR REPLACES THE ORIGINAL WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY CROMWELL'S TROOPS.



Wednesday, 7 July 2010

COTSWOLD SCENE

THE RIVER EYE MEANDERS THROUGH THE PICTURESQUE COTSWOLD VILLAGE OF LOWER SLAUGHTER

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

MAMETZ WOOD

THIS POST IS IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE 38th (WELSH) DIVISION WHO FOUGHT AND DIED AT MAMETZ WOOD, THE SOMME, FRANCE, JULY 5th - 11th 1916.
ROAD SIGN, IN FRENCH, WELSH AND ENGLISH, POINTING THE WAY TO MAMETZ WOOD AND THE 38th (WELSH) DIVISION MEMORIAL.
THE 38th (WELSH) DIVISION MEMORIAL OVERLOOKING MAMETZ WOOD
THIS PLAQUE, IN ENGLISH, FRENCH AND WELSH, WAS ERECTED IN THE 1920s IN MAMETZ CHURCH.
THE WELSH DRAGON, HOLDING BARBED WIRE, STANDS PROUDLY OVERLOOKING MAMETZ WOOD. THIS FITTING MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN THE 1980s.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Thursday, 1 July 2010

DELICATE BEAUTY

"WHAT'S IN A NAME? A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SMELL AS SWEET."
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