Sheringham Railway Station, in Norfolk, is one of my favourite haunts for taking photos. Normally there are steam trains, but on this day in 2017, it was a diesel locomotive at work. I switched my attention to the human element in making a train station run smoothly and a wonderful job they do and will go into my ‘Occupation Category’ I have left the last photo coloured, as the station is really something of a bygone age and looks equally good in b&w and colour.
One that got a away in 2016, St Mary in Henstead, Suffolk. Unfortunately on the day that we passed this beautiful Norman Church, we just didn’t have the time to visit. So I took a photo and also of the village sign, so I know where to come back to. It did look so intriguing sitting along among the trees and there it will sit, until I can return and explore…..thats if its open.
I am sorting through church photos at the moment, but keep coming across photos taken at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Bavaria, from 2016. I was trying to capture the young lady with her beer steins, when a couple from our party, definitely started to look a little worried 🙂
I love going to the Oktoberfest in Munich, Bavaria. We try to go each year, husband goes for the beer, I go for the photo taking opportunities of which there are plenty, inside the tents and out. I just loved the look on this poor guys face, those trays are heavy.
A good one for my ‘Occupation Category’ which as been a bit lapsed lately.
Last year we visited The O2 on Greenwich Peninsula, London, which use to be the The Millennium Dome. It was also referred to simply as The Dome, which the original name of a large dome-shaped building, originally used to house the Millennium Experience, a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millennium of the Anno Domini calendar era. We never visited when it was the Millennium Dome, so I was really interested to see what the interior looked like, of course it now houses a very large entertainment centre, but it should still be interesting. Driving into the carpark, I suddenly saw ants on the roof, well they looked like ants, people walking over the top of the dome. Apparently you can pay to walk across the top. The view must be amazing, but not for me, I just took a few photos and wished them luck, as it started to rain and the wind had picked up…….we scurried inside to find our seats.
After posting St Mary’s Church in Rougham and the restoration of the north aisle, I remembered that I had taken some photos of the restoration of St Nicholas’ Chapel, the country’s largest chapel of ease, in King’s Lynn. The building had some conservation and regeneration repairs carried out and was reopened in 2015.
A little information…..The project was developed to save the building from further deterioration. As well as re-roofing of the building to preserve the incredible carved angels beneath it, the restoration work included the installation of solar panels on the roof, and new facilities which has renewed life in the chapel which now hosts a variety of cultural events such as concerts, fairs and exhibitions, as well as a learning programme that opens up the stories of the medieval consistory court and the lives of the King’s Lynn community.