Saturday 30 June 2018

All Saints Newbridge-on-Wye

This weeks blog from the Church Explorer comes from All Saints Church Newbridge -on-Wye a relatively new church built in Victorian times

Thursday 28 June 2018

St Martins Street

St Martins Street Wallingford, I was walking along it and like the look of the sky with the fluffy clouds

Monday 25 June 2018

East End Farm

East end farm in Cholsey has been there as long as I can remember and no doubt longer before that. A few years ago planning went in for the land to be redeveloped and so ensued a battle to stop this happening.  To my mind it was only a matter of time before the developers moved in and after having planning turned down a couple of times it went to appeal with the government who upheld the appeal.That meant the place would be demolished and work on new housing could begin.

 This was the farm back in 2013 when it was still a riding stables it's farming days had ceased a while ago though they did still keep sheep on other parts of the farm still owned

 There were some large buildings around the farm some older than others

  A couple of weeks ago this hording went up prior to that the farm owners were still living there, then one weekend the went and the hoarding went up

 There little house looks like this now nearly demolished
The old farm buldings have gone and are just a memory. It will not belong before you see houses being built and when it does I will show you the photos.

Sunday 24 June 2018

St Martin Bladon

This week my Church Explorer Blog is from St Martin Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill is Buried

Thursday 21 June 2018

More sky from the hillside

A few more sky views from my favorite place in Wales 

Looking up from near the seat below was this small Christmas tree with a beautiful sky background

A seat beside the hillside path

Gives you this wonderful view
Happy Skywatch

Tuesday 19 June 2018

The Orchard Centre

A few years ago the decided to build an extension to the Orchard centre in Didcot, I had occasion the other week to visit and get a few photos of the new part of the centre
 Coming up from the original part of the centre
 The main part of the shopping centre
 Starbucks get everywhere, I prefer Costa

 and one of the most popular shops, Marks & Spencers from the carpark

Thursday 14 June 2018

Bluebell Sky

Well it had to be done a shot of the bluebells with the sky as a background, happy skywatch

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Hillside Flowers

Continuing with my theme from the Hillside at Fforest Fields campsite I thought I would show some of the flora I spotted while walking up to the viewing platform there

On the way up I could not help spot this purple flower which I think is a violet sorry its a bit blurry but after reading on some ones blog about them I was pleased to see one

Up on the hillside the ferns were just coming out of the ground and uncurling. in a few weeks the scene here will be one of green ferns everywhere
And then on the way down I spotted a whole lot of violets

And bluebells all over the place

A couple of weeks later and there were still a few bluebells to be seen in the gorse on the hillside walk
 catching the sun on the hill

On the way back I spotted a thistle which was coming into flower 
Come back Friday for a Bluebell sky

Thursday 7 June 2018

Platform Sky

So after my taster from the viewing platform this is the view you get
Happy Skywatch.

Check out the photosphere  
Take a look at Bill Nicholls's Street View contributions:

Tuesday 5 June 2018

The Viewing Platform

Back in April after speaking to a fellow camper I was told there was a viewing platform being built, being nosy I went up the hill to see what was happening and found the base all laid out

In to May and I went up there for a walk with my wife and this time noticed it was nearly finished

Over the weekend I went back up to check as I hear it was finished

It was and had this motive let into the floor

There us even a seat to sit down & admire the view
You will have to come back on Friday to see the view from the seat
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday