Amelia's photos

Sea, Sky and Tree

16 May 2024 29 19 55
SC97 – Post 26 May - Black and white, nature This was taken when Adrian and myself were playing crazy golf. Great fun and a close game, he beat me by one point. I did get a hole in one though.

HFF from Ruyton XI Towns

Choir Stalls in Exeter Cathedral

HWW from Exeter

14 May 2024 19 14 61
What I love about this mural is the fact that it has been done by removing the surface rendering. It's such a pity that it has been paint-balled though.

HBM from Exeter

Whatever the weather ....

17 Feb 2023 20 17 71
SC96 - Post 19 May - Street consumers This our youngest grandchild, James.

HFF from Bridgnorth

Bluebells at Chirk Castle

Framed

01 May 2024 35 17 91
SC94 - Post 5 May - Framed. The doors are open allowing folks to enter the car to go down the cliff. For over a century Bridgnorth Cliff Railway has been transporting the people of Bridgnorth up and down the 111 ft sandstone cliffs that separate High Town from Low Town, and the River Severn. It is first and foremost a working railway; its importance to both the townspeople of Bridgnorth and to visitors to the town is undiminished by age. The railway operates two cars on parallel tracks. Connected by steel ropes, the carriages serve to counterbalance each other – as one rises to the top station, the other runs to the bottom station. The cars are now powered by an electric winding engine, but were originally driven by a system of water balance, each carriage carrying water ballast in a tank beneath the passenger compartment. The cars were replaced with “up-to-date” cars of aluminum monocoque construction in 1955. Simple sliding doors at each end of the cars run on their original ball bearing rollers. Each car weighs approximately 5.5 tonnes when fully laden with 18 passengers. On that trip downwards there were only 3 of us, myself, Adrian and a local woman. The track is 201 feet long, with a rise of 111 feet and consists of a double run of track – one for each car. Concrete steps run between the 2 tracks. It doesn't take very long to complete the journey in the 'car', but we walked up from the Low Town, and that took much longer. ;-) You might be able to notice, in the top right hand corner, a screen which shows the operators and ticket collectors what the queues are like. Adrian is there wearing a black jacket and pale trousers.

HFF from Norwich

Cherry blossom, Rhododendron and Whitebeam

27 Apr 2024 28 17 80
To the left is a ha-ha en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-ha

Signpost for SC

26 Apr 2024 18 12 75
SC93 - Post 28 April - Sign posts or Road signs The roundel on the top has Ruyton XI Towns on it, and it seems that the most important place is the vet's. There is another signpost here up to the private school, but it has been hit by a tall vehicle and is now facing the wrong way. Luckily the parents in their 4x4s remember the way. :-))

HFF from Cromer

Mallard Ducklings at Ellesmere

The swan

23 Apr 2024 26 17 81
Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott - The Swan (Saint-Saëns)

HWW. Shrewsbury National School

03 Apr 2024 23 14 75
Owned by Shropshire Council, the Victorian building was built as a school and dates to the 1860s, with major additions added in 1896. The charitable Abbey School was founded in 1708, moving to the purpose built premises in 1896 and becoming Shrewsbury National School in 1898. During the twentieth century it operated as an elementary school until 1957, after which time it was used by the Shrewsbury College of Art. It became redundant in 1980. In 1985 the English Bridge Workshop was founded. The EBW then continued the building's educational and artistic role. Elementary schools were the first schools in England and Wales intended to give a basic education to the children of working class families. At the start of the 19th century, the only schooling available to these young people was run by private concerns or by charities, and was often of a very poor standard.

I crossed a very busy road to look at this bench.


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