Tuesday 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I'm signing off for a break but will be back in the new year with more photos, before though I go I would like you to check out this blog by Prunella 

  May I wish everyone a
 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
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Monday 21 December 2015

Babylonian Lion

This wonderful looking lion is part of the Babylonian exhibition at the British Museum

Tanking Part in Monday Mural

Thursday 17 December 2015

Monday Evening Sky

Just going home from Work last Monday evening and we had a nice Sunset, so I took a few photos

 Looking back towards the ESA building where no doubt the were getting ready for the launch the nect day

A last look then the drive home for tea 

Monday 14 December 2015

Hidden World

Not far from where I work is this area, it looks like a small woodland but once it was  a small community of  Prefab Houseing. The small estate came about after second world war around 1950  The United Kindom Atomic Energy took over RAF Harwell. The RAF accommodation was all taken up by employees and more was needed, so they decided to use prefab housing. By the 1980's they were past their sell by date and the dission was made to demolish them. The area was left and became overgrown  now all that is left is a memory.

Inside the hidden world is  you find a an old road

You can still see the old lamposts standing in place 

Look closer and you see the old fence posts still standing

All that lives here now are foxes and small deer and other wildlife. Birds like Green and Spotted woodpeckers are seen flying around.

Look around more and you can see the odd base of a prefab

The whole area in spring comes into flower with daffodils from the gardens that were here

Fruit on the blackberry bushes

Drains are still in place

and more fences
 One road remains in use Avon Road which leads to Severn Close. One there were prefabs either side now a new housing estate sits one side and wildlife lives the other

 Once it looked similar to this 

 Now the lost world looks like this
I found a blog called North Drive which has a bit more info which is also where I found the old photo

Taking Part in Our world Tuseday

Chinese Mural

Another one from the British Museum, this one is a floor mosaic in the Chinese wing, I'd hate to think how old it is but you can still see the figures clearly 

Taking Part in Monday Mural

Thursday 10 December 2015

Demolition Sky

These were taken a few years ago on a construction site I was taking photos at. The building was an old hospital ward and was in the final stages of demolition

The second photo is a cropped version of the first

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Minion in the Leaves

Waiting for the Auction

A few months ago I passed West Berkshire showground and noticed these machines all lined up turns out a large hire company had gone bust and they were awaiting auctioning off

Mixture of machines

Telehandlers or reach lifts

360 excavators

Cherry pickers

verity of dumpers and lifts
more 360's and telehandlers

They were all lined up awaiting sale

I would hate to think how much this all cost

Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Monday 7 December 2015

Mosaics at the Museum

Some mosaic murals from the British Museum trip. These are on one of the stairwells and look really amazing

Taking Part in Monday Mural

Thursday 3 December 2015

Sky Scraper

Took this photo of the building and lit up pillar along Sun Street when I was in London the other day