Wednesday Lensday: Sunshine and Solitude

Wednesday Lensday: Sunshine and Solitude

Today’s photo post covers many bases. I was going to name it The Alphabet of Travel Snaps (and this may end up being a future ‘series’) because I was going through old holiday photos and was reminded that this time last year, we were in sunny (C is for…) Cyprus!

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Yes, I’m aware the alphabet doesn’t begin with C and no, I’m not taking part in the April A-Z challenge, however C could be for challenge as these photos act as my entry for both Hugh’s Weekly Photo challenge (this week’s theme is solitude) and the Daily Post’s challenge for ‘landscape’.

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Wednesday Lensday: Love, of KAWS

Wednesday Lensday: Love, of KAWS

Last weekend, we ventured out into the Spring sunshine and visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in Wakefield. The 500 acre estate is home to many permanent sculptures by the likes of Andy Goldsworthy, William Pye and Dame Barbara Hepworth.

It also houses transient installations, such as their current exhibition by American artist KAWS. This is the first UK museum exhibition by him and I’ll admit that I wasn’t aware of his work before we went. However, I loved his quirky characters and marvelled at the sheer size of some of the outdoor structures, which represent nostalgic aspects of growing up.

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I’d stupidly forgotten to take the camera, so all these have been taken on my iPhone. I’ve then had a play around with them, bleeding out the background in order to give them an other-worldly feel.

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State of Mind: Reflective Serenity

State of Mind: Reflective Serenity

When I saw the prompt for this week’s Daily Post photo challenge, I decided to share one of my earlier galleries, ‘Areas of Sanctity‘. The theme this week is State of Mind and what with nostalgically looking back over my youth with my post on childhood TV, it immediately made me think of reflection as a mindset. Which led me to think of the font in Salisbury Cathedral. I know some of you will have seen this selection before but as I’ve gained quite a few new followers since I first posted it (thank you!), I didn’t think you’d mind it again!


I don’t consider myself to be a religious person, but I have always had a love of churches, holy buildings and graveyards. Not only for the serenity that can be found in their surroundings, but the outstanding architecture that has been lavished upon them in a celebration of some higher order. I’m lucky enough to live near two of the outstanding minsters in the UK, displaying both Medieval and Gothic design in all their glory, and I’m still in awe of how beautiful they are, even after numerous visits.

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Beverley Minster in Yorkshire, UK

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Wednesday Lensday: Pidge

Wednesday Lensday: Pidge

Okay, don’t adjust your calendars, I’m just a little late with Wednesday Lensday – I’d forgotten to schedule it and I’ve been feeling rough the last few days, despite having enough flu remedies in me to warrant an Olympic drug scandal. I couldn’t think of anything remotely interesting to call a Friday photography post, so Wednesday it has stayed!

Conversations over the last week with certain people, regarding smoke signals and pie, reminded me about this image, featuring a seemingly innocent looking pigeon (smoke signals – carrier pigeons – pigeon pie… there always a backstory link to my random thoughts!)

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Taken in Rome a couple of years ago, it’s always amused me because the statue looks so worried by the presence of the pigeon! However, it may not look this way to you viewers at all – so I’m opening the floor. What do you think the conversation between the statue and the pigeon would be?

If you think you have a suitable caption, pop it in the comments below (other, non-caption related comments are still welcome!)

This image is also my entry to Cee’s Oddball Challenge this week. Be sure to stop by and check out other oddball’s, using the COB tag!

Happy captioning! 🙂


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Round, round, get ‘a round’

Round, round, get ‘a round’

I’m a big fan of curves. I love the smooth, undulating lines of a meandering river, the spirals of a ringlet, the curl of a dozing cat.

And as geometric shapes go, a simple circle can often be the most striking, synonymous with completion, ending and beginnings, with life.

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So, in response to the Daily Post’s photo challenge, here are a few images from my collection of circles and curves, snapped as I’ve been out and about and getting ‘a round’!

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