Tuesday, 31 March 2009

London XII

The view from Greenwich Observatory towards the financial district of London. [Taken: 9th February 2008]

Saturday, 28 March 2009

London XI

The Tower of London during the day, this is a photo I'd forgotten about and only unearthed from the hard drive a few weeks ago. [Taken: 9th February 2008]

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Peak District V

This is the 'bottomless pit' found in Speedwell Cavern, note that it was virtually pitch black in this cave, and required an 8 second exposure. [Taken: 14th February 2009]

Monday, 23 March 2009

Peak District IV

The entrance of Peak Cavern in the Peak District. [Taken: 14th February 2009]

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Peak District III

The view looking back from Peak Cavern, towards the hills of the Peak District. [Taken: 14th February 2009]

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Peak District II

More stoney houses found in Castleton. [Taken: 14th February 2009]

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Peak District I

A small collection of houses in Castleton. [Taken: 14th February 2009]

Sunday, 15 March 2009

WW1 Battlefields VII

The final photo in my Battlefields series epitomises the atmosphere experienced in many of the memorials found. The countless white crosses, each marking a life lost. This the view of the Notre Dame de Lorette cemetery as seen from the Basilicas accompanying tower. [Taken: 11th April 2001]

Saturday, 14 March 2009

WW1 Battlefields VI

The 'preserved' trenches found at Sanctuary Wood Museum. These may, or may not be, the exact original trenches from the Frist World War, however they give a great insight to the conditions that many men spent several years living and dying in. [Taken: 9th April 2001]

Friday, 13 March 2009

WW1 Battlefields V

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a tribute to the 66,000 Canadian servicemen who died in the First World War. [Taken: 11th April 2001]

Thursday, 12 March 2009

WW1 Battlefields IV

The German war cemetery of Langemark is the resting place of 35,060 German soldiers, with many being inexperienced and young. [Taken: 9th April 2001]

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

WW1 Battlefields III

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial is series of memorials and preserved trenches commemorating Canadian soldiers who fought and died at this bloody location on the Somme. [Taken: 10th April 2001]

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

WW1 Battlefields II

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in France. This is a memorial to 72,090 British and South African soldiers who have no known resting place. [Taken: 10th April 2001]

Monday, 9 March 2009

WW1 Battlefields I

This is my first photo in a series this week depicting Battlefields in France and Belgium. All were taken on a school trip almost eight years ago, and all are rather amateurish (especially since being taken with a simple 35 mm disposable camera). However, I felt compelled to share them. This is Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium, the resting place of 11,954 soldiers, the majority of which are British. [Taken: 9th April 2001]

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Florence III

A small delicatessen found in an indoor market in Florence with a unusual straw pig! [Taken: 1st December 2008]

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Florence II

The view across the city of Florence, with the main cathedral visible in the centre of the shot [Taken: 30th November 2008]

Monday, 2 March 2009

Florence I

This is the cathedral in Florence, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is regarded as one of the finest and largest cathedrals in Italy. [Taken: 30th November 2008]