This blog is to showcase some of the photo's I've taken, the pictures can be from my archive of many years or taken recently. They are from where I live and the various places I have been. I hope Enjoy my work and come back to visit again
Friday, 31 May 2013
Opening the Lock
This is Aldermaston Wharf Lock, the area below it is the basin area for the narrowboats to turn and tie up while wait to go through a nearby swingbridge.
A quick trip to Littlestoke to get a photo of Fairmile from the old ferry landing when I heard the unmistakable sound of a rowing 8 being urged on my the coach who was in a boat behind.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Boats on the River
Took these photos the other day when it was sunny. I went off to get some photos of the river Thames by where I live but took them from the opposite bank.
The Tay Rail Bridge
The Tay Rail Bridge scene of the 1869 disaster .
Monday, 27 May 2013
A View of Cholsey
I was asked to take a few photos of Cholsey for the new Village Hall though the village is in the Thames Valley it is not easy to get one looking down on it. This is about the only place you can along the road to Reading.
Sunday, 26 May 2013
Minnie on a Pony
Yesterday My blog hit the six moth mark and had gone over 6000 views so thank you all who have visited and left comments. Thought we would go back to the Hundred House Show for another photo. One of the other events at the show was the children's pony section and the fancy dress was well supported .
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Eight years ago at around 2am the Pavilon in Cholsey caught fire, I was woken up by smoke and on looking out the window I could see the building was on fire so phoned the fire brigade who responded quickly.
Cholsey New Pavilion
The New Pavilion opened with great pomp and ceremony and can be seen here
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Sheep in the pen
As you can imagine Wales if famous for sheep and no village show would be the same without them. The Hundred House show is no different and well supported.
Have a fun Friday.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
The Trotting Race
Hundred House is a small rural community in Wales just outside Builth Wells. Each year they have a show which is held at Fforest Fields Campsite. the highlight of the show is the trotting race for me. Here you can see the horses racing round one of the bends.
It's Wordless Wednesday so I will leave you with this photo of St Peters church in Wallingford.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
An Harley Davidson
Saturday I went off with my wife to an art shop to look for a picture, while we were in there I noticed this little beauty pull up so I snook out and got a photo on the phone.
Harleys are one of my favorite motorbikes even tough I have never owned one.
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
The Riverside Park
Wallingford Riverside Park which is built on a riverside meadow that was donated by the Wilding Family in Memory of their son who was killed during the second world war.
The area in the foreground is was the children's paddling pool which over the winter was redeveloped into a water park.
Friday, 17 May 2013
High Street at Night
One of the first attempts at a night shot which shows the High Street in Wallingford, the spire is St Peter's Church.
Below is the Market place in Wllingford looking towards the Town Hall
Have a great Weekend.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Wallingford Market Place
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
St Martins Street
Time I showed a few photos from the Market Town of Wallingford which is next door to the Village I live in. This is St Martins Street. The church you see is called St Mary-le-More.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
The Swimming Hole
Not sure it could be classed as a hole more like the bank of the river Thames. This photo was taken on a walk about to show how the places along the Thames near where I live had changed in the last 45 years.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Waterfall in Wales
Ok I'm at a loss today as to what to publish. I've been caught out as I usually gave the post ready the night before and just press the button in the morning so here I am at work with nothing to show. Lucky I have a small selection on a drive at work. The photo shows a small waterfall I too a number of years ago with a Canon S2 IS near Fforest Fields Campsite, hope you like it.
Shareing with Tinas picstory
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
Ivor The Engine
If you live in the UK you cannot failed to have heard of Ivor the Engine which is a children's cartoon done in 2D I used to watch it and was very pleased to see it on our local preserved railway The Cholsey & Wallingford Railway or Bunk as us locals know it.
Below is the first episode for you to watch
Have a great weekend
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Remember in an earlier blog "Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross" well this is Banbury Cross.
If you look over to the left in the second photo you can see the fine lady on her horse
Have a great Friday
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
You have heard of road blocks well this is how it works on a canal as they cue to go through the lock in the distance
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
Took this photo in Banbury a few years ago I feel it is a great shame the place is still not operating from the building.
Ride a Cock Horse
This is an old English Nursery Rhyme
Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes
Bells on her toes
Taken in Banbury a few years ago.
Have a great Monday
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Friday, 3 May 2013
A to Z Reflections
I'm relatively new to blogging and use it as a way of showing the photographs I take. I started off doing a Blog called Spuds Rural Explorations followed quickly by Forgotten Fairmile progressing to My Grave Place. This Blog was inspired from hydedaily blogspot. I thought I could post a different photo each day no problem the A to Z Challenge was just the thing to join along with and along with the encouragement of The Daily Dose I joined the challenge. I took the advice offed visited blogs and since then I have found other Bloggers from all round the world to follow. Many now follow me and leave comments. There was one thing I felt lacking and that was finding other phographer blogs, I feel the groups could have been placed together so make finding what you wanted to look at easy, face it there were a look of blogs entering.
I feel a few other blogs should be mentions now.
A foreign land I had been to Chicago and loved seeing how the place had changed.
D.J Kirkby. one of the writers who's blog I liked reading
Take25 to Hollister a place I had never heard of but now like reading about.
My Bliss Who educated me in Latin
Tropical Territory where I found out about Australia down under.
Strong Foundations one of the genealogy blogs I follow from down under
All the blogs I have visited gave me encouragement to carry on with what I do and i am grateful to all the people who visit and leave comments and I look forward to the next Challenge.
I will leave you with a link to another blog of mine which tracks the progression of the new Village Hall that is being built near where I live.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
A Friendly Little Critter
Blue & Yellow
Could not resist taking these photos .
Have a Great Day
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