Lockdown easing: Travels #1

Cotswolds With a newly attained freedom comes responsibility. To keep ourselves safe and to be mindful of the safety of others. But I believe that it also comes with a responsibility to make our lives better than they were before lockdown.“If you keep doing what you’ve always done – you’ll keep getting what you’ve always…

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Quarantine: a word hitting the headlines at the moment

Quarantine is not a word that we want to hear as it usually denotes a situation that is, albeit temporary, a medical emergency with an uncertain future. Widespread diseases that have given rise to decisions that quarantine is the only option have occurred throughout history. It is generally recognised as a given period of time when…

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Hampton Court: image of turbulence

Hampton Court Palace: a statement of power, a symbol of intrigue and downfall. It is one of my favourite places – not just for the building, although it is magnificent; not just for the history, although it spans centuries; not just for the beauty of the interiors and artworks, although a lifetime would not be…

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Autumn photographs 1: Trees and Leaves

I love Autumn: the richness of its colours, the subtleness of its hues. Nowhere is this seen so clearly as when leaves make their dramatic change from shades of green to yellows and golds, deepest reds, vibrant orange, and earthy browns. The following images have been taken over many years of visiting The Lake District…

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The Lake District in Summer

A Photographic Essay A small collection of my photographs taken over many years of visiting the Lake District. A few are from my recent visit, more are from negatives taken over 30 years ago, when digital photography was a sci-fi dream. There’ll be posts for Autumn, Winter, and Spring in the future. If you have…

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Travels 1: Essay on the Lake District

First up I have to confess: I love the Lake District in North West England. Be it Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, it is a wonderful place. Best of all, it doesn’t stop coming up with new treasures. I’ve been visiting there for around thirty five years, sometimes twice in a year. I’ve been there for…

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