Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy couple

Spotted while viewing Paris from the Batobus on the River Seine
Linking in with Our World Tuesday 

Monday, July 28, 2014

An interloper !

While exploring the many delights contained within Monet's Garden in Giverny, I spotted this interloper!
Contributing to Macro Monday2 with thanks to Gemma for hosting.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another Louvre attraction

This fountain is in the grounds of the Louvre in Paris
and adjacent to the illuminated pyramid I posted earlier this month.
Linking up with James' Weekend Reflection

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunset at Victor

Linking up with other sky-watchers at Skywatch Friday and
with thanks to our hosts, Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Old Moreton Hall

Old (or Little) Moreton Hall, is a National Trust property situated in Congleton, Cheshire, UK which was initially constructed around 1504 to 1508 by the Moreton family who were wealthy landowners in the area and the house was a symbol of their prosperity.
A subsequent addition to the building was constructed in 1610.

No, the photo hasn't been "artistically adapted", the building really does have that unusual and uneven appearance!

This is the interior courtyard

and the window of the family chapel (which room appears below)

This is a hand-worked kneeling pad for prayers

Exterior window from the courtyard

 And an explanation of the method of wall construction used !

together with a cut-away view of the walls

This is the Tudor-style family dining room

and here one of the carpenters has left his mark for posterity!

This long hall is the top floor, as appears in the first photo (sorry, I didn't note its purpose!)

but here you can see the uneven construction

and finally some detail in the side leadlight windows.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday
(with thanks to our faithful hosts)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Seeing double

Italian countryside
Linking up with James' Weekend Reflection
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Let there be music !

Atop the National Academy of Music in Paris, France
Sharing with others at Skywatch Friday

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wild Waitpinga

While sharing the delights of South Australia's wonderful Fleurieu Peninsula recently with my English visitors, we stopped by Waitpinga - a popular beach-fishing spot

The waves also provided this guy with an outlet for his energy after a day at the office!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Authentic Paris

This cute vehicle was spotted adjacent to the Louvre the same evening
as that shown in my earlier post (the illuminated pyramid). . .

.... together with this couple capturing their adventure in PARadISe, reinforcing the saying that "Paris was made for lovers" !

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Waiting for business

These colourful beach umbrellas with acompanying tables, chairs or sunbeds, were "at the ready" for an influx of beachside visitors to Fano on the east cost of Central Italy back in May.
(The fellow basking on the rocks obviously likes a more rugged approach to his coastal outing!)

A thoughtful touch! .... not far from the shore were these equally colourful private changerooms
and the whole area was kept beautifully clean.
(In the foreground there appears to be a dance floor set up perhaps for evening entertainment - now that's a beach holiday with style!)

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