This grand station was opened by Queen Victoria in 1850. The station was designed by the architect John Dobson and built at the joint expense of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway (N&C) and George Hudson's Newcastle & Darlington Junction and Newcastle & Berwick Railways. It replaced three earlier stations: the temporary termini of the Carlisle … Continue reading Around Newcastle central station
Whenever we go to Newcastle I always take my Olympus OM10II in stripped down mode, less the grip and with the 14-42mm pancake zoom. This compact setup fits into a tiny shoulder bag and is ideal for city snaps. Dusk is a good time of day for city photos with the shop and street lights … Continue reading Dusk falls over the Megabus
Le Puy en Velay was our local Prefecture town. So though a beautiful place our memories are tinged with the various trips we had to make to register the car, gain access to the health system etc etc . I haven't a picture of the iconic basalt pillars and churches but here's a stock photo … Continue reading France on Friday
High on a ridge in the Auvergne the benedictine monastery of Notre-Dame de Randol is a gem of modernist twentieth century architecture. The building was started in 1968 and the first monks arrived in 1971. Unfortunately only the church is open to visit on a daily basis, the rest of the site is accessible via … Continue reading France on Friday
Many of our favourite walks in the area entered on, or started from Domeyrat All featured its lovely castle, now sadly closed to the public, though it was only ever open in July and August.
There are many old stone walls around the Northumberland countryside where I live. Some replaced by fences or left in disrepair. This weeks photo challenge topic is structure and a fine one this wall is! Go and see other interpretations of "structure" over at the Wordpress Daily Post.
Many bridges cross the River Tweed at Berwick-on-Tweed, rail and road, ancient and modern, connecting England with Scotland. This photo shows the Royal Tweed Bridge (road) and the Royal Border Bridge (rail). If you've never visited Berwick and you are in the area, I urge you to do so. It's a fascinating town with sea and estuary … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: bridge
In an old building on the harbourside of Berwick-upon-Tweed an ornate window reflects the sky. For more responses to this weeks prompt head over to The Daily Post on WordPress.
High on a ridge in the Auvergne the benedictine monastery of Notre-Dame de Randol is a gem of modernist twentieth century architecture. The building was started in 1968 and the first monks arrived in 1971. Unfortunately only the church is open to visit on a daily basis, the rest of the site is accessible via … Continue reading Notre-Dame de Randol: a hidden modernist gem
"Notre Dame de Chassignolles" Painted wooden virgin and child (12th Century) Chassignolles, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France