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Monday, November 29, 2010

A sprinkling of snow

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The first of the snow. It hasn't been this early since 1993.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Garden Life

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There still some life in the garden. The cowslips usually flower in April so they are out of sync flowering now. But I read recently that someone else has also had some flowering.

The fungi just crops up but it adds that bit of colour.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jane Austen

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For all Austen fans I expect Winchester is a bit of a pilgrimage! Why ?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Saint Swithun

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Saint Swithun day is on the 15th July and is an important day for weather watchers because, if it rains on St Swithuns day it will rain for the next 40 days.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winchester Cathedral

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The top two are of the nave and if you look at the roof upside down you can see the resemblance to the structure of a ship.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sound ll by Antony Gormley

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This is in the crypt at Winchester Cathedral.
Because the crypt is built below the water table, when the water rises the crypt floods, this is then the best time to see the statue.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rememberance Day

This is an original wooden cross brought back from the First World War cemeteries.
Its now in Winchester Cathedral crypt.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

As it was

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Copied from the Bush collection.
This is just down from where we live. The bus stop is roughly where the telegraph pole is in the picture.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The last tram

Not my picture but one that shows the end of an era.
Whilst the passing off the coal industry is still mourned by some, the upside is that it has made the valleys a far greener environment. In fact some of the valleys are now possibly the best that they have ever been. The air and the rivers are fresh and clean.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Caerphilly castle

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These were taken on  a stroll around the castle moat.  I think its one of the largest castles in the UK.  

The leaning tower was damaged by Cromwells army during the Civil War and angle of lean is more than that of the Tower of Pisa. 

The pictures were taken on my phone.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Along the coast from Barry island

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We have had some glorious days, much too good to stay indoors, so have a breath of sea air.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Last of the summer colours?

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There is still some colour left in the garden.....but not for long though.