Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Tupholme Abbey

The picturesque ruins of 12th century Tupholme Abbey stand in a Lincolnshire field waiting to be explored :-)

Friday, 24 September 2010

Emperor Constantine

Emperor Constantine, York

A statue of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great sit outside York Minster with a broken sword. The inscription reads Constantine by this sign conquer.



Here's my latest attempt to take photos of the night sky, Jupiter and four moons.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Bile Beans

Sign: Bile Beans

Nightly Bile Beans keep you healthy, bright-eyed and slim.

A sign painted on a wall in York for a business that has long since disappeared, also known as a ghost sign!

Saturday, 18 September 2010


abandoned control tower at Manby

An abandoned post-war control tower on the disused RAF Manby airfield in Lincolnshire.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Ripon Cathedral

the high altar in Ripon Cathedral
The High Altar at Ripon Cathedral

We stopped at Ripon on the way home from camping at Bishop Monkton. The plan was to find a cafe for breakfast, but I couldn't resist spending a few minutes exploring the cathedral. :-)

the library at Ripon Cathedral
The Library at Ripon Cathedral

Red Dragonfly

red dragonfly

This afternoon we visited Belton House near Grantham. While exploring the gardens I noticed a few red dragonflies hovering around the ponds, possibly Common Darters?

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Dragonfly or Damselfly?

damselfly or dragonfly?

dragonfly or damselfly?

I went for a walk along the River Witham yesterday and spotted these. Does anyone know what species they are? :-)

Monday, 6 September 2010

Vertical Sundial

vertical sundial on York Minster

LUCEM DEMONSTRAT UMBRA - The shadow shows the light

I've been looking out for vertical sundials after noticing one on Saint Botolph's in Boston. This one was spotted above the entrance to York Minster. :-)
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