Monthly Archives: October 2013


Andrea blogged recently under the title ‘Forgotten’ see With her consent I offer a post on the theme ‘Forgotten’ showing a timber fishing boat, likely built at Mandvi across the mouth of the Gulf of Kutch, on a deserted beach some … Continue reading


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Where’s My Backpack/ Travel theme: Stone

A walk along a beach on Victoria’s Pacific Ocean rim, makes us aware of the forces that once formed this rock and exposed the geology of a section of beach. These photos were taken with 100 metres of each other. What … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Horizons seem to want to exist at the point where the land and the sea meet the sky. Here are some ‘ends of the world’ as the Flat Earthers might have believed From this beach in Oman on the shore of … Continue reading

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Travel Close to Home: Birmingham City Library (new)

On September 3rd 2013 The City of Birmingham Public Library opened its revolving doors  to the public. Sitting high on Centenary Square,  the £188 million confection designed by Dutch  architects Mecannoo,  is the largest building of its kind in Europe; typical for … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Brown

Brown is an interesting theme; the earth is predominantly brown and although I take photographs of all sorts of things, I don’t deliberately photograph ‘brown’ yet I have lots of brown photos. Here’s just three from Down Under: On the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue in you

I cannot make up my mind about this Post. The idea of posting a hue of one colour appeals to me but at the same time I’m turning towards ‘The Hue in ME’ and keeping it SIMPLE. I feel I … Continue reading

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Alfie Wagster: Alfie’s chums after a night on the pomegranate cordial

Alfie has chewed his way through many things for which there is no record. This identity parade will ensure some at least of his chums live on beyond his unconditional love. Left to right: Mouse (much patched) Teddy 1 (headless), … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinity II (Ranakpur Jain Temple – more images)

Gilly asked me if I would post some more images of the Jain Temple at Ranakpur, Rajasthan. The 500 year old temple sits in a splendid walled compound in a State Nature Reserve, designed on an unusual cruciform axis. There are … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

Infinity boggles the mind. Consider the infinite carvings in this Jain Temple at Ranakpur where no one carving is the same as another. Considered the number artists who drew countless sketches of this endless design. Consider the number of masons, their conversations … Continue reading

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Travel Close to Home: Tewkesbury’s Mop Fair

Tewkesbury’s Mop Fair The Tewkesbury Mop Fair dates back to 12th century when farm hands,  labourers, servants   and craftsmen looking for work, would take along a piece of equipment to   represent their trade. Those with no specific   skills would carry a … Continue reading

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