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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas




Merry Christmas

I'm signing off for a break but will be back in the new year with more photos, before though I go I would like you to check out this blog by Prunella 

  May I wish everyone a
 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
from  
Spuds Daily Photo
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My Grave Place

 Forgotten Fairmile


Monday, 21 December 2015

Babylonian Lion



This wonderful looking lion is part of the Babylonian exhibition at the British Museum



 
Tanking Part in Monday Mural
 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Monday Evening Sky



Just going home from Work last Monday evening and we had a nice Sunset, so I took a few photos



 Looking back towards the ESA building where no doubt the were getting ready for the launch the nect day


A last look then the drive home for tea 




Monday, 14 December 2015

Hidden World



Not far from where I work is this area, it looks like a small woodland but once it was  a small community of  Prefab Houseing. The small estate came about after second world war around 1950  The United Kindom Atomic Energy took over RAF Harwell. The RAF accommodation was all taken up by employees and more was needed, so they decided to use prefab housing. By the 1980's they were past their sell by date and the dission was made to demolish them. The area was left and became overgrown  now all that is left is a memory.







Inside the hidden world is  you find a an old road






















You can still see the old lamposts standing in place 




Look closer and you see the old fence posts still standing








All that lives here now are foxes and small deer and other wildlife. Birds like Green and Spotted woodpeckers are seen flying around.













Look around more and you can see the odd base of a prefab





The whole area in spring comes into flower with daffodils from the gardens that were here




Fruit on the blackberry bushes














Drains are still in place














and more fences
 One road remains in use Avon Road which leads to Severn Close. One there were prefabs either side now a new housing estate sits one side and wildlife lives the other

 Once it looked similar to this 


 Now the lost world looks like this
I found a blog called North Drive which has a bit more info which is also where I found the old photo

Taking Part in Our world Tuseday



Chinese Mural




Another one from the British Museum, this one is a floor mosaic in the Chinese wing, I'd hate to think how old it is but you can still see the figures clearly 







Taking Part in Monday Mural


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Demolition Sky



These were taken a few years ago on a construction site I was taking photos at. The building was an old hospital ward and was in the final stages of demolition


The second photo is a cropped version of the first



Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Minion in the Leaves







Waiting for the Auction




A few months ago I passed West Berkshire showground and noticed these machines all lined up turns out a large hire company had gone bust and they were awaiting auctioning off

Mixture of machines

Telehandlers or reach lifts

360 excavators






Cherry pickers






verity of dumpers and lifts
more 360's and telehandlers







They were all lined up awaiting sale

















I would hate to think how much this all cost









Taking Part in Our World Tuesday



Monday, 7 December 2015

Mosaics at the Museum



Some mosaic murals from the British Museum trip. These are on one of the stairwells and look really amazing


Taking Part in Monday Mural

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Sky Scraper



Took this photo of the building and lit up pillar along Sun Street when I was in London the other day



Monday, 30 November 2015

Bugs in the Clematis


I took these shots earlier this year of some black fly in my clematis (not happy about that) but then I noticed tome ants helping themselves to the bugs helping me get rid of them






Taking Part in Our World Tuesday