The last photos of the trip home to the UK, from our holiday in Interlaken, Switzerland, in 2016. All the photos are taken from the car window, husband driving, not me. I know its terrible, but I cannot remember any of the place names although there are a few places that I would like to go back and visit. Although the church on the last photo, will have a post all go its own, after our holiday to Iceland. So really just a visual road trip home, through Switzerland and France.
Last year we had to have some trees felled, unfortunately due to age they had became too tall and they had become a little dangerous in high winds. The above tree had actually been struck by lightening and was dangerous to the other trees surrounding it, but it has and will keep our wood burning stove going for quite a long time. It was also quite interesting to watch. how they climbed the very tall trees, not something you see everyday.
I think they are candidates for my ‘Occupation Category’
Last year 2017, we visited Suttleworth in Bedfordshire to see an air show. While we were waiting to see the vintage planes, I took photos of the canine visitors.
The Shuttleworth Collection is an aeronautical and automotive museum located at the Old Warden Aerodrome, Old Warden in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of the most prestigious in the world due to the variety of old and well-preserved aircraft.
I just found this little photo of my youngest dog, Toffee, he is all grown up now. He loved to make friends when he was a puppy, he still does, but he was fearless then……not so much now, he is a little bit more cautious. I wish I had the follow up photo to the sniff, it was a kiss from Toffee to the big nose which was sniffing him…….I wondered if big dog was thinking ‘Dinner’
I have already posted about Brougham Castle in Cumbria, but I forgot to post about some graffiti that I found in the little chapel at the top of the keep. I love finding old graffiti, maybe it would be better it there were none, but as man has always had the need to make his mark, its interesting to see how he made it down the ages. The graffiti I came across in the keep it not the oldest I have found, and there might older on site, but I found some dated from the 1800’s……… I must say they were very neat.
On of my favourite places, Landsberg am Lech, in Bavaria, Southern Germany. I have taken numerous amounts of photos of this enchanting town, lots of which I have posted before, so this time they have had the mono treatment. I am just experimenting with them, as the shapes of the buildings seem to lend themselves to black and white .
On a visit to Devon in 2016 we visited Killerton House, and in the grounds we found a Neo-Norman style chapel. Its quite a large building and just seems to rear up from the ground, I wasn’t too sure what we would find inside, but it turned out to be quite interesting. I have added some history about the chapel.
A little history………In 1841, Sir Thomas Dyke Acland commissioned architect C.R.Cockrell to design the chapel you see today, as the chapel used previously at Columb John was inconveniently distant in poor weather. C.R.Cockrell was renowned for his classical style, but reluctantly agreed to copy the Norman chapel of St Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury. Cockrell and Sir Acland bickered often about the design and the construction. The interior of the chapel is unusual for an English church, as serried ranks of seating face each other across the aisle rather than facing the altar. The congregation could all see each other; the Aclands, their guests, their senior servants, their lower servants, their estate workers and tenants.