A couple of days ago I found this in the house. Can you identify what it is? :-) All guesses will be kept in the moderation queue to give everyone a chance...
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
The neighbour's cat has been sitting at the end of the garden for days. I decided to investigate why! :-)
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Sunday, 27 May 2012
It's a shame to see this former stately home now neglected, a crumbling ruin left to decay... :-( I wonder if anyone recognises the tower?
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Every time I visit Louth I'm on the look out for strange signs. Here's one I spotted recently in the market hall:
“... Turn left at the baker's then right at the curry house... actually, there are lots of curry houses... anyway, on the left they've knocked down a house to create an alley. Go down there ...”
The signs are created by the artist Rupert Clamp who pretended to be lost. He asked for directions and created signs from the directions he was given. So far I've manage to find 5:
- Market Hall: Turn Left At The Baker's
- Jackpot Pottery: You Can Cut Through Here
- Vickers Lane: Go Onto The Main Street
- Eastgate Car Park: Basically, Carry on Round Here
- Burnt Hill Lane: Actually It's Just Up There
I spotted another strange sign in Louth. This one was by Jackpot Pottery:
“... You can cut through here onto a greenway. Go right onto the old side, carry on up to the main road, keep on up till the lights, then left ...”
The artist Rupert Clamp pretended to be lost and asked for directions. He created these signs from the directions he was given.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
North Yorkshire's Brimham Rocks are formed from millstone grit and have eroded into curious shapes.
Saturday, 3 March 2012
“George Gregory: Book Store, Lending Library. Well stocked with all the latest fiction”
The ghost sign on the corner of Grove Street in Bath is just above a Trompe-l'œil, a painting intended to look three dimensional. :-)
Saturday, 11 February 2012
The temperature dropped to -8°C in Boston last night causing the tidal Witham to freeze. This morning the sunrise can only just be seen through the fog near Boston Stump.
Friday, 3 February 2012
This morning we had the first decent snow of winter and the first chance to take photos of individual snowflakes. Here's the best attempt so far. The trick is to pick out a snowflake with the tip of a knife and move it a cold black surface. :-)
The first was taken on matt black plastic. Photo 2 & 3 used black paper. I'm still looking for a less reflective background and a better way to control the light.
Sunday, 15 January 2012
The Meridian Laser is a line beamed into the night sky from the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. The line sits on the Prime Meridian and is visible up to 60 miles away. The picture below also shows Jupiter just above the observatory roof. :-)
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Here's another strange sign I found in Louth, this one on Vickers Lane:
“... Go onto the main street. Right... go down, down, down on the other side of the road for a couple of minutes. You'll go past a couple of butchers' and a little tea shop, then turn right and it's just round the corner ...”
The sign is one of thirteen created by artist Rupert Clamp in 2007-2008. Rupert pretended to be lost and recorded the directions he was given.