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  • POTD 1 Apr 2006: Lifes a Beach 1 April 2006


    On the beach

    15 April 2006
    Please Note: Due to having no internet access while visiting Tunisia, this photodiary is running late! I will be posting two or three times each day for the next week or so until the diary is running in ‘real time’ again.  Please be sure to use the ‘previous’ link to ensure that you don’t miss any entries.

    1 April 2006
    Did some more exploring of the local area today.  Had a stroll round the souks of Sousse, revisited Port el Kantaoui and Ann even got to spend sometime relaxing on the beach.  I like the repeating patterns of the parasols in this shot.

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  • POTD 2 Apr 2006: Oranges 2 April 2006


    Oranges

    16 April 2006
    Please Note: Due to having no internet access while visiting Tunisia, this photodiary is running late! I will be posting two or three times each day for the next week or so until the diary is running in ‘real time’ again.  Please be sure to use the ‘previous’ link to ensure that you don’t miss any entries.

    2 April 2006 – Sousse Museum
    We visitied Sousse Museum to see the mosaics today.  Some excellent examples here.  Probably some of the best mosaics I’ve ever seen.  I’ll post some here at some point.  However the oranges growing in the courtyard also caught my attention.  Time to find a nice drink of orange juice I think.

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  • POTD 3 Apr 2006: Culture Clash 3 April 2006


    15 April 2006
    Please Note: Due to having no internet access while visiting Tunisia, this photodiary is running late! I will be posting two or three times each day for the next week or so until the diary is running in ‘real time’ again.  Please be sure to use the ‘previous’ link to ensure that you don’t miss any entries.

    3 April 2006 – Tunis
    Today we caught the train up to Tunis.  We are spending three nights in Tunis in order to visit some of the places in this area.  I’ve been learning a lot recently about making photographs instead of just taking them when they arrive.  This shot is a case in point.  I saw the clothes hanging up and decided that a image of the clothes filling the frame would look pretty good.  But it laked a focus to the image.  I noticed that a lot of people were walking past so I set the camera up and waiting for an interesting individual to go by.  I was fortunate to see this woman in the traditional black jilbab dress look look at belly dancing costumes as she passed the shop.  A real clash of cultures if ever there was one.

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  • POTD 4 Apr 2006: Tophet 4 April 2006


    The place of sacrifice

    17 April 2006
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    4 April 2006 – Carthage
    Today we took the train from Tunis up to what remains of ancient Carthage and then later on to Sidi Bou Said.

    The first place we visited in was the Tophet in Carthage.  This was the place where child sacrifices took place in the ancient Carthage.  The photograph shows the underground chamber where the acts were carried out.  For all it’s grizzly history there was a great sence of calm and quiet over the site.  A tranquil place with a horrific past.

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  • POTD 5 Apr 2006: The Zitouna 5 April 2006


    The Great Mosque, Tunis

    17 April 2006
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    5 April 2006 – The Zitouna
    We spent today in Tunis.  First stop was The Zitouna (or Great Mosque) in the middle of the medina.  As non-musilims we were only allowed to view the mosque from a railed off viewing area.  Even so the archetecture was still very impressive.  The couple in the picture are two athropologists from Ireland who were also visiting Tunis and the mosque.

    The name Zitouna, means “olive tree” and the mosque is believed to have aquired this name from an olive tree that one grew in the courtyard.

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  • POTD Wed, 5 Apr 2006: A stone carving of the god Pan at the Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia 5 April 2006


    A stone carving of the god Pan at the Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia

    One of my favourite exhibits from the Bardo Museum in Tunis. I am yet to work out whether this is deliberately created as a profile carving, or whether it is carving the faced forward but was broken in such a way that it now looks like a profile.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: EY0405B-E01270

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  • POTD 6 Apr 2006: Sixty-Two Seconds 6 April 2006


    Port el Kantaoui at night

    17 April 2006
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    6 April 2006 – Return to Sousse
    We caught the train south again today and returned to our base in Sousse, and spent most of the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel.  In the evening however we took ourselves off to Port el Kantaoui again.  I was keen to get some night time shots there.  It turned out to be a very hit and miss affair with those shots however.  Many of the street lights were broken and the fountain lights didn’t appear to work properly.  However this was probably the best of the shots I got.  It is a 62 second exposure – I opted for such a long exposure because the fountain light would flash on for the odd second or two and I hoped with such an exposure I would get them to flash at least once or twice durring the shot.

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  • POTD : Thu, 6 Apr 2006: Place de la Fontaine / musical fountains at Port el Kantaoui at night, Tunisia 6 April 2006


    Place de la Fontaine / musical fountains at Port el Kantaoui at night, Tunisia

    The musical fountains in Port el Kantaoui photographed at night… or rather at dusk. A 1 min exposure to ensure that all the water is blurred and since not all the fountains are on at the same time it enabled me to capture more of them in the single shot.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: EY0406B-E01396

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  • POTD 7 Apr 2006: Camel Cigarettes 7 April 2006


    Smoking Rocking Camel

    17 April 2006
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    7 April 2006 – Smoking Camel
    Saw this unusual rocking horse…erm…. I mean rocking camel outside a store in Sousse today.  Just had to take a photo of it! 

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  • POTD 8 Apr 2006: El Jem 8 April 2006


    El Jem

    19 April 2006
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    8 April 2006 – El Jem
    We hopped on to another train today and headed south to the village of El Jem.  In the centre of this village is a giant roman “coliseum” – although to strictly accurate it is actually an amphitheatre – there IS only one coliseum – the one in Rome, named after the “colosus” statue that used to stand outside it.

    Pedentry about names aside – this is a magnificent building we spent almost three hours wandering round the ruins and photographing it.  One of the most unusual aspects of this amphitheatre is that you can go into the tunnels under the arena where the animals where kept before being hoisted up for the gladiators to fight.

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  • POTD : Sun, 9 Apr 2006: Arab World 9 April 2006


    This in Monastir. Photographed as a long thin panorama and then warped in photoshop to create a ‘mini-planet’.

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    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: EY0409B-E01854-Distort

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  • POTD 9 Apr 2006: Monastir 9 April 2006


    The Nador of Monastir Ribat

    19 April 2006
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    9 April 2006 – Monastir
    We took a taxi ride over to Monastir today (about 15-20 mins drive from Sousse).  Like souse there is an 8th or 9th Centuary Ribat (Fortified monastry) in the town.  The main feature of which is a round tower called a nador.  When ever I photograph towers I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to compose the image.  Here I managed to find an arch way, which if I contorted myself in to just the right position I could use to frame the tower.

    (Well, I thought it worked!)

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  • POTD 10 Apr 2006: Watch the Birdie 10 April 2006


    Watch the birdie

    3rd May 2006
    I’ve had a few problems with the RSS feed for the photo diary recently, which has caused the back log of pictures to grow.  I’ll try to catch up over the next week or so.

    10 April 2006
    Today was set aside as a day of rest.  After nearly two weeks of rushing round Tunisia it was time to take some time out.  We went back to Port el Kantoui again and just watched the world go by.  Mean while a small bird in a traditional filigree cage watched us go by!

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  • POTD 11 Apr 2006: The Great Mosque, Sousse. 11 April 2006


    Sousse Mosque

    3rd May 2006
    I’ve had a few problems with the RSS feed for the photo diary recently, which has caused the back log of pictures to grow.  I’ll try to catch up over the next week or so.  If you use RSS to read this photo diary you might want to try this feed:  http://rss.groups.yahoo.com/group/imb-potd/rss which appears to be a little more reliable… but not quite so pretty in layout terms.

    11 April 2006 – Sousse Mosque
    Our last full day in Tunisia.  It is also the only day that I have not had blue skies when I wanted them for photography.  So time to bring out the the cokin filters and post process in to sepia tone.  Not how I would have like to photograph this mosque but I can’t complain considering the good weather conditions for the rest of the trip.

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  • POTD 12 Apr 2006: Homeward Bound 12 April 2006


    The new hotel bell boy

    3rd May 2006
    I’ve had a few problems with the RSS feed for the photo diary recently, which has caused the back log of pictures to grow.  I’ll try to catch up over the next week or so.  If you use RSS to read this photo diary you might want to try this feed:  http://rss.groups.yahoo.com/group/imb-potd/rss which appears to be a little more reliable… but not quite so pretty in layout terms. 

    12 April 2006
    Bags backed and homeward bound today.  It appears Beni has found himself a new job – bell boy!

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  • POTD 13 Apr 2006: Back to reality 13 April 2006


    Washing up

    3rd May 2006
    I’ve had a few problems with the RSS feed for the photo diary recently, which has caused the back log of pictures to grow.  I’ll try to catch up over the next week or so.  If you use RSS to read this photo diary you might want to try this feed:  http://rss.groups.yahoo.com/group/imb-potd/rss which appears to be a little more reliable… but not quite so pretty in layout terms.

    13 April 2006
    After two weeks in Tunisia it is back to earth with a bump.  I’ve discovered that I have to do my own washing up again!  :-(

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  • POTD 14 Apr 2006: Good Friday 14 April 2006


    Coventry Cathedral

    4 May 2006
    Due to a number of reasons this photo diary is currently running in a timeline all of its own.  That means that images are being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading two or three images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    14 April 2006 – Good Friday
    Today is the day we remember Jesus death on the cross.  He died to bring forgiveness to mankind.  In 2003 I visited Coventry Cathedral which was destroyed during a bombing raid durring the second world war.  I was struck by the simple cross on top of the alter.  Made from burnt beams found in the destruction.  Inscribed on the wall behind it two words that Jesus spoke as he was nailed to his cross:  “Father Forgive”.

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  • POTD 14 Apr 2006: Washing Up! 14 April 2006

    Washing Up: rubber gloves and drying plates (Image Reference: 20060414B-E02097)

    A quick abstract image to represent washing up. Perhaps this will be a stock photograph one day?

    January 2020 Update: Just added this to the queue of images to be uploaded to Alamy… so looks like it WILL be a stock image at last!

    Settings: 1/30s, f/6.3, ISO 50. Lens: EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM @80 mm.

    You can see the other images from this shoot here: http://photos.imb.biz/other/misc

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

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  • POTD 15 Apr 2006: Look Who's Back 15 April 2006


    The Tardis

    4 May 2006
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    Saturday 15 April – New Who
    A new series of Doctor Who starts tonight at 7.15pm

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  • POTD 16 Apr 2006: Resurrection (detail) 16 April 2006


    Nail print

    4 May 2006
    Due to a number of reasons this photo diary is currently running in a timeline all of its own.  That means that images are being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading two or three images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Sunday 16 April – Easter Day
    Today is the most important day in the Christian callendar.  It is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  When I was last a Bath abbey I spotted a wonderful statue depicting the Resurrection.  For today’s image I’ve chosen just a small detail from it.  For tomorrow’s image I’ll show the whole statue.

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  • POTD 17 Apr 2006: Resurrection 17 April 2006


    Resurrection

    4 May 2006
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    17 April – Easter Monday
    Yesterday’s image was a detail from a statue depicting the resurrection of Jesus.  The statue is in Bath abbey – here is the whole statue.  I love the life and energy of the grave clothes falling away from the newly resurected Jesus.  It is is very difficult subject to depict in stone but I think the sculputer has managed it here.

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  • POTD 18 Apr 2006: Sale: The Colonna di Marco Aurelio 18 April 2006

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  • POTD 19 Apr 2006: Sale: The Chapter house, Wells Cathedral 19 April 2006

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  • POTD 20 Apr 2006: Sale: Roman Temples 20 April 2006

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  • POTD 21 Apr 2006: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands 21 April 2006


    The Netherwood Hotel

    5 May 2006
    Due to a number of reasons this photo diary is currently running in a timeline all of its own.  That means that images are being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading two or three images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    21 April – Wedding (1)
    Today was a day trip up to Grange-over-Sands to photograph a wedding.  I can’t show you the photos just yet as the Bride and Groom have asked that they be the first to seem.  However I can show you the locations.  This is the Netherwood Hotel where the reception was held.  All the extra blue sky is because this image will be used as a background image for the wedding album.

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  • POTD Fri, 21 Apr 2006: Wedding in Grange-over-Sands 21 April 2006


    Today we headed up to Grange-over-sands in Cumbria for the wedding of some friends. I was also the official photographer. First job of the get some images of the loction.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: EY0421A-E02119

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  • POTD 22 Apr 2006: St Paul's Church, Grange-over-Sands 22 April 2006


    St. Paul’s, Grange-over-Sands

    6 May 2006
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    22 April – Wedding (2)
    Another image of the wedding locations from yesterday’s wedding shoot.  This time the church.  Again the image will be used as a background image for the wedding album.  I’m pleased I was able to get the blue sky and daffodils in the same shot as it give a feel for the time of year of the wedding.

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  • POTD 23 Apr 2006: Castel Sant Angelo 23 April 2006


    Castel Sant Angelo

    11 May 2006
    My best attempts to get this photo diary running on “real time” aren’t working.  The latest break in service was due to a lack of a reliable internet service from my ISP.  That means that images are still being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading several images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Today’s theme – April sales.  All the images I’m uploading today are images which sold during April.

    23 April – Castel Sant Angelo Rome.

    A view of the Castel Sant Angelo from the bridge of the same name. The angels on the bridge, which were designed by Gianlorenzo Bernini, each carry an imlement from the Passion (Crusifixion) of Jesus

    This image sold on 3rd April 2006 while we were in Tunisia.

    Country: Worldwide
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Book – Retail
    Industry: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
    Sub-Industry: Art and Architecture
    Print run: up to 50,000
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: 1/8 page
    Start: 03 April 2006
    End: 03 April 2009

    This appears to be for the same book as the sales of Wells Cathedral and the Roman Temples.

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  • POTD 24 Apr 2006: Manchester Town Hall 24 April 2006


    Manchester Town Hall

    11 May 2006
    My best attempts to get this photo diary running on “real time” aren’t working.  The latest break in service was due to a lack of a reliable internet service from my ISP.  That means that images are still being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading several images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Today’s theme – April sales.  All the images I’m uploading today are images which sold during April.

    24 April – Manchester Town Hall

    This image sold on 3rd April 2006 while we were in Tunisia.

    Country: Worldwide
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Book – Retail
    Industry: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
    Sub-Industry: Art and Architecture
    Print run: up to 50,000
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: 1/8 page
    Start: 03 April 2006
    End: 03 April 2009

    This appears to be for the same book as the sales of Castel Sant Angelo,  Wells Cathedral and the Roman Temples.

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  • POTD 25 Apr 2006: St. Michael 25 April 2006


    St. Michael

    11 May 2006
    My best attempts to get this photo diary running on “real time” aren’t working.  The latest break in service was due to a lack of a reliable internet service from my ISP.  That means that images are still being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading several images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Today’s theme – April sales.  All the images I’m uploading today are images which sold during April.

    24 April – St Michael

    The statue of Saint Michael defeating Satan on the side of the new Coventry Cathedral. 

    One of the interesting things about this image is the digital modification that I had to do to it.  When the picture was originally taken I was looking up at the statue.  That meant the verticals in the image were converging towards the top of the picture.  The image has been streached/compressed to make it appear as though the image is being view from straight on – something you can’t do with out a tall ladder or without moving a long way back and using a long telephoto lens.

    This image sold on 5th April 2006 while we were in Tunisia.

    Country: World English Language
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Book – Retail
    Industry: Non Profit/ Education
    Sub-Industry: School/College
    Print run: up to 10,000
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: 1/8 page
    Start: 05 April 2006
    End: 05 April 2009

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  • POTD 26 Apr 2006: Marple Locks (detail) 26 April 2006


    Lock Mechanism

    11 May 2006
    My best attempts to get this photo diary running on “real time” aren’t working.  The latest break in service was due to a lack of a reliable internet service from my ISP.  That means that images are still being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading several images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Today’s theme – April sales.  All the images I’m uploading today are images which sold during April.

    26 April – Marple Locks (detail)

    Lock Mechanism on the Maccesfield Canal

    This image sold on 21st April 2006.  This is the second time I’ve sold this image, the first time was to illustrate an article I had written for Cheshire Life.

    Country: Worldwide
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Book- Academic/Educational
    Industry: Non Profit/ Education
    Sub-Industry: School/College
    Print run: up to 10,000
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: 1/8 page
    Start: 01 June 2006
    End: 01 June 2009

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  • POTD 27 Apr 2006: Major Oak 27 April 2006


    Major Oak, Sherwood Forest

    11 May 2006
    My best attempts to get this photo diary running on “real time” aren’t working.  The latest break in service was due to a lack of a reliable internet service from my ISP.  That means that images are still being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading several images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Today’s theme – April sales.  All the images I’m uploading today are images which sold during April.

    27 April – Major Oak
    This image sold again today.  That’s twice in a week.

    Country: Czech Republic
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Consumer Magazine
    Industry: Media Industry
    Sub-Industry: Publishing
    Print run: up to 100,000
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: 1/2 page
    Start: 20 April 2006
    End: 20 May 2006

    Country: UK & Commonwealth excluding Canada
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Educational Magazine
    Industry: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
    Sub-Industry: Education and Test Guides
    Print run: up to 10,000
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: 1/8 page
    Start: 01 September 2006
    End: 01 October 2006

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  • POTD 28 Apr 2006: Fragile (2) 28 April 2006


    12 May 2006
    My best attempts to get this photo diary running on “real time” aren’t working.  The latest break in service was due to a lack of a reliable internet service from my ISP.  That means that images are still being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading several images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Today’s theme – May Day Bank Holiday Weekend.

    28 April – Fragile (2)

    It’s not the first time I’ve used this photo diary to moan about delivery services.  I was a bit anoyed that this box was handed to me such that the tear in it wasn’t visible to me.  The delivery man held it towards himself and thus pointing away from me.  It was only afer I’d closed the door and carried it into the lounge to open that I saw the damage.  By this time the van had driven off.  Time to ring my supplier and get them to send replacements for the damaged contents.  Not the way I wanted to start the bank holiday weekend.

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  • POTD 29 Apr 2006: Edwinstowe 29 April 2006


    Robin Proposes

    12 May 2006
    My best attempts to get this photo diary running on “real time” aren’t working.  The latest break in service was due to a lack of a reliable internet service from my ISP.  That means that images are still being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading several images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Today’s theme – May Day Bank Holiday Weekend.

    28 April – Edwinstowe
    We are visiting a friend in Ravenshead (between Nottingham and Mansfield) for the bank holiday weekend.  Today we did a five and a half mile walk in the Sherwood Forest / Edwinstowe area.  I came across thris (relatively) new statue in Edwinstowe – Robin Hood proposing to Maid Marion.  Legend has it that the parish church in Edwinstowe is ‘church in the woods’ where Robin married Marion.

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  • POTD 30 Apr 2006: Nottingham 30 April 2006


    The olde trip to Jerusalem pub

    12 May 2006
    My best attempts to get this photo diary running on “real time” aren’t working.  The latest break in service was due to a lack of a reliable internet service from my ISP.  That means that images are still being posted about two weeks late!  Please bear with me… all the entries for all the days do exist… but  rather than swamp you with two weeks worth of pictures in one go I’m uploading several images each day until I manage to catch up.  So use the ‘previous’ link to ensure you don’t miss any!

    Today’s theme – May Day Bank Holiday Weekend.

    30 April – Nottingham
    After attending morning service in Southwell, and after a very nice lunch, Ann and I caught the tram into Nottingham.  I had three objectives (photographically speaking) for the trip: 

    • Firstly to photograph one of Nottingham’s new trams (they were still laying the tracks for them last time I visited the city)
    • Secondly to get some updated images of the Robin Hood statue – I’ve had good sales from my last set and wanted to try to get yet another angle on it.
    • Thirdly I wanted to photograph some of the unusual bits of Archetecture from the city.

    The last objective is the subject of today’s image.  The Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub, situated in the shadow of Nottingham Castle.  The weather was not kind to me – dull, flat, uninteresting light with plain white skies.  Time to use my what to do in bad weather tricks… trick 24… had the white sky behind a tree!

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