Sunday, 23 December 2012

Saint Paul's Cathedral 2008?

Saint Paul's Cathedral amongst the cranes and over the roof tops a different angle of this famous building! I think this was taken in 2008 and have now only just found the photo. This one building never fails to move me, makes me stop and think how many people from around the world have seen it, entered it, and prayed in it. 

Friday, 14 December 2012

Police launch On the River Thames London

Police launch on the river Thames in London this photo was taken a few years ago and being in London a few weekends back made me remember it as I watched another police launch cruising the river. 

This visit we enjoyed afternoon tea in Harrods was lovely for Pat and I to be spoilt along with two friends. However Christmas shopping in Hamleys toy shop with it's five floors is  not my idea of fun.

Sunday, 28 October 2012


The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne between Folkestone and Dover and over looking the cliffs towards France is a must visit when in this part of the UK. 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Saint Paul's Cathedral London

Photo of Saint Paul's London from my collection of London Photos. I do not remember posting this one before. To those that visit my blog hope you like and comment good or bad all comments welcome. 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Dover Castle in Clouds 2112 July

Dover Castle through the clouds. You could see the cloud getting closer and closer to the castle and I was expecting it to clear but it just started covering the castle and gave this eerie view. 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Dover continued July August 2012

Hello, just back from holiday in Norfolk which was so nice and peaceful, yes the beach did see me and I shall post photos soon! But for now am still on the ones taken when in Dover late July early August I used the hand rails to get into the water on Dover Seafront Beach close to the clock tower, as you can see the water was like a mill pond. It was very close to here that the Coffee photo was taken!!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Swirling sea water Dover July 2012

Dover sea front beach Prince of Wales Pier. When the tide was out this is where I could use the steps to get into the water for my swim. I will post another photo later to show how. But for now now whoever ventures on to my blog please enjoy my photos.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Black coffee with glass of iced water

After a hard day wondering what to post I decided to show you my enjoyment! A cup of black coffee with a glass of iced water. Hope this help to quench your thirst too.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

My Garden Acer's

These three Acer's grown in pots stand just to the right of our back door and like it just here. Tried to move them but they started to dieback so they were returned here and here they stay. 

Thursday, 26 July 2012

My Garden July 2012

The photos were taken in my garden and show four hydrangeas  growing in pots one mini fern in an old Belfast sink one mini hebe in a small wall and the guardian to my garden. Please fell free to comment.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Leaving Vigo Spain June 2011 heading home

This was the last place I saw as we left Vigo it is part of Vigo as you sail to the open sea, sorry can not tell you more, soon after taking this I was taken ill and was i n bed for the whole three day's sailing back to Southampton England.. It was a wonderful cruise and we that is Pat and I will be doing more that is certain!! Thank you all who have commented on this blog it is very much appreciated!! 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Vigo Spain leaving for home June 2011

This small craft with the three sailers followed us for a while waving goodbye as we left Vigo and Spain behind they looked really tiny way below us so have had to enlarge photograph so people could see, it was strange for us to photographing each other as we sailed together... 

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Vigo harbour June 2011

We are now waiting to leave Vigo and sail back to Southampton this is the view from our state room of the area I walked around for all my other photos on this series. There are only two more photos to go as we sailed towards the open sea, this was a remarkable holiday for both Pat and I our first cruise and we will do more! I am so pleased some have commented as that means so much to and given me so much needed confidence.  

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Vigo dock area continued from last blog June 2011

This is the full colour photo I said would be my next blog post as you can see give another aspect to my photographs. The dock are was so colourful in this direction but so drab in the other so not many photos take of that area. Thank you for all comments everyone is positive to me!!  

Friday, 8 June 2012

Vigo Spain Continued June 2011

Now nearing the end of our day in Vigo this photo gives good view of the area I have been talking about    you will notice the photo is in sepia. The shopping area to the left had many shops and coffee houses all at good prices and pleasure to sit in  and watch the world go by! The cruise ship made everything look small..  I love the statues in the foreground I was somewhat surprised to see so many people trying to climb them, yet waited to the photo when none were. It is well worth clicking on photo and seen in a larger size!! The next photo is this one in colour and the difference is amazing am sure viewers will agree?

Monday, 4 June 2012

Vigo dock area continued June 2011

The last photo showed this photo in a colour negative when this is how the cruise ship really looked under a sunny sky, this very hot weather is not for me shade is my friend on days such as this! Not even a cooling breeze came to cool one down! 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Vigo Spain Continuing around the dock area 2011

I like posting photos like this, just gives another perspective of the original that will be posted later in this the Vigo dock area series! Some photos are very good to do this with and others are awful, the colours of the subject have to be just right, otherwise you can and will end up with a disaster !! I really hope you like and will  comment good and bad feedback is always productive. 

Friday, 18 May 2012

Vigo, Spain at the dock side June 2011 nearly a year ago now!

I, loved walking round the dock side seeing the cruise ship from a different perspective whilst the others walked around in the sun, which was far to hot for me, this photo was taken from the top of a large seating area, allowing views across the dock and the shopping area, shown in the first few photos of this series. 

Sunday, 13 May 2012

VIgo Spain June 2011

We are still walking round the dock area in Vigo looking back could not help but take this photo of the Independence of the Seas our cabin or rather state room as they called it, can be seen in this photograph but please do not ask me to say which one!! 

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Monday, 23 April 2012

Vigo, we are still around the dock area and the statues.

VIGO harbour and dock area!!

This sculpture or stature whatever you wish to call it can be  seen from almost anywhere on the dock, but to photograph with no-one climbing on or over it, I had to wait and wait hours for the right moment! 

I could not see anything to tell me what it was all about, but was amazed by its size and beauty, yet people just climbed over it or walked around muttering "What a waste of money"  I think some would have pushed it into the dock if they could!!

Hope you enjoy it and see the beauty I see in this work of art!! 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Vigo continued June 2011 still on shore around the dock

After walking round the dock area I came across the small vessels lined up in the heat of the day loving the reflection they gave in the cool water. 

This area of Vigo is nice and peaceful and allows one just to stroll and sit at ease.. If I had moved my camera just slightly upwards a far busy scene would have emerged into my viewfinder. 

As you can see I settled for this and sat and relaxed after!!   

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Virgo continued on shore June 2011

A statue of a departing man this is the view that greets you as you leave the passenger hall walking towards the shopping mall, the young Lady is standing close to the entrance, this statue intrigued me but one had to use imagination as there are no writings to say just what it is representing! I have called him Holiday Man, he is going to get away from it all! 

Justa short distance away were cafe's with lot's of outside seating and tables, with lot's of music!!  

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Vigo continued reflection in the windows of the shopping mall!!

Vigo a little History, The name Galicia (for this area of Vigo) is celtic in origin and it was the celts who, in about the 6th century BC, occupied the region and constructed fortified defences or castors.. 

Whilst still on board awaiting to go ashore for our visit I took this to show the reflections in the shaping mall windows, on going ashore we disembarked close to this building with it's pleasents shops and cafes. And some strange statues.  

Monday, 9 April 2012

VIGO Spain last visit on land before sailing home. June 2011 Cruise

The city of Vigo is situated on the slopes of Monte del Castro in the Northern Spanish province of Galicia.

This was the view that greeted us on the early morning arrival in Vigo Spain, after an early breakfast we ventured ashore but not far as to hot for me, my wife and friends ventured into the many streets.

I have 14 photos to share with you all this time, however have decided to post one at a time trying to tell you something about Vigo.. The building with the colourful lettering we found to be the Metropolitan Shopping Mall looking on to a small square with a large Head and Neck statue also a marina. 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

March 23rd to the 25th stroke survivors from all over the UK met in Manchester at Heald Green

The photos were taken mainly with a phone camera and eight by HD video camera they are the eight before the last two. A great time was had by all the stroke survivors, this was my first trip out since January this year so a great achievement for me.  The photo of the dog was taken on our way to the meeting when we stopped off to have coffee with a wonderful friend, who calls me NUTTY .... The dog should be named NUTTY 2.

Pip the dog and the following 5 photos were taken on the first day Friday the 23rd March 

Photos 7 to 15 were all taken inside the Trafford Centre on Saturday 24th March.

Photos 16 to 23 were taken on the evening of the 23rd at Heald Green.. 

The last 2 waiting to go home...