Thursday, 31 January 2013
A view along a snowy track towards the village of Cholsey. This is a stitch photo I took a while ago. The track is an old Roman road that went through the village once and used to lead to common land until the railway came through, it now leads to Silly Bridge.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
The Afon Marteg is the river you see flowing through the valley here, the photo is taken from the rail embankment that forms the bridge over it. The Marteg flows from here and joins up with the Wye.
The hill with the plateau in the distance I think is called Moelfryn.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
You may find this hard to believe but just over 52 years ago a railway ran by this river in Wales, it's just below the dark green conifer trees behind an embankment. It was closed in 1961 in the Beeching cutbacks.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
This dish is on the Rutherford campus where I work and it part of the space science program, it moves around periodically to a different position but on this occasion it reminded me of an Ion Canon from the film the Empire strikes back.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
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Thursday, 17 January 2013
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Sunday, 13 January 2013
Ferry Lane in Cholsey where there was once a ferry that went across the river Thames to where I am stood on the Littlestoke side. In the distance you can see new housing at the former Fairmile Hospital.
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
The old building at Fairmile Hospital with the New flats that have been built opposite.
The Gates beyond the large planter used to lead to the Airing Courts where mental patients used to be allowed to walk when it was sunny.
For more about Fairmile Hospital check out my Blog
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Thought I'd continue with the bug theme and as we all need cheering up on a Monday morning what better than a butterfly on a Buddleia.
It's a peacock Butterfly and they seem to love Buddleia or Butterfly Bush as it is also called, it's also a bit of a weed.