On of my favourite road trips, its starts from the green road sign, at which we turn for Fort William and this time ends just before Glencoe Mountain Resort, Scotland. Photos taken from the car window May 2016.
Today we visited the City of Birmingham, in the West Midlands, We had to have some work carried out on the car, and as I have never been to the centre of Birmingham before, I grabbed the chance to knock the Cathedral off my bucket list. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised, we went to the Bullring to see St Martin’s Church and also the Famous Rag Market, were I took loads of photos. We then had lunch, and then went in search of the Cathedral, with it’s wonderful Victorian stained glass windows. Again I took loads of photos……I will someday get around to posting them, but what really prompted this post, were all the single and little groups of struggling bluebells that I saw. They were poking out between wire fences, anywhere they could grow and just a glimpse of their blue, reminded me of the beautiful ones in Scotland that we see in May each year on holiday. So I found some from last year 2016 and I think a little periwinkle, but I could be wrong about that…….
Inside the parish church of Kilmartin, Scotland, which we visited in May 2016, there are three wonderful ancient stone crosses, this post is about the early Christian cross called ‘ The Kilmartin Cross’, which was created in about AD 900. It has short cross-arms and is intricately carved with a diagonal key pattern. At its centre is an unusual curled diagonal cross, with almond-shaped frames above and below. The cross was found laying in the churchyard in 1860, with one of the arms snapped off. The cross was re-erected near the entrance and was brought inside in 1977. There is a black and white photo of the cross when it was standing near the entrance to the church. Also there is a front and back to the cross, as according to the information board below, one side was later decorated to fit the broken shape, as you can see in the photo following the information board. The next post will be about ‘The Large Cross’.
Last year 2016, we were waiting for a ferry to take us to the Isle of Mull early in the morning and I managed to capture one of the fishing trawlers coming into Oban. Which is a good one for my ‘Occupation Category’ – Trawler Fisherman.
I love taking photos of tractors, and if there are seagulls following the tractors, even better. This is not a tractor, I think its a spreader. I really wanted to catch the person driving the machine, for my occupation category, he or she is in there somewhere…..so its going in anyway, as ‘Driver of a Farm Spreader’ Then I couldn’t make up my mind, faded or mono……… 🙂
Somewhere in the Fens – May 2015
Just a few mono photos of the streets of a very wet Florence, Italy, from last years visit of 2016, well that’s not counting the owl bag. I really loved that bag, but not the price tag that went along with it, you could, buy a very small house for the price of that owl…….so I just took a photo…..a lot cheaper 🙂