Cathedral Close, Exeter after a light meal at Cote, my current favourite brasserie. We crossed towards the cathedral, just because, and had a peep at this view.
Then turned along the green.
The lovely building on the left is Mols Coffee House, dated 1596.
We were heading back to the car, but I lingered long enough for some pics in the early evening light.
Then over the cobbles and away home.
With the Royal Clarence Hotel, supposedly the oldest hotel in England, in the background.
England’s deep south west
reaching wide around Lyme bay
with ripe spring pastures
Paula is asking for images with traces of the past for her Thursday Special this week.
This is the Odeion at Troy in north west Anatolia, Turkey, it dates back to the Roman Troy 1X and was renovated in 124 AD, by Hadrian. I wonder if that was before or after he built the wall in the north of England, what a busy man. The Odeion has a semi-circular orchestra, surrounded by a wall of lime stone slabs, above which rise tiers of limestone seats, divided by aisles, into wedge shaped sections. Can you imagine the performances that took place there? I’m sure you can still hear the echoes on a hot, still day. . .
Thanks Paula, I could do lots of posts for this theme.
Lisa Dorenfest is Paula’s guest challenger this week for Black and White Sunday. The theme is ‘One’. Last year in Portugal I tried to get a sneaky shot of this guy with his one fish. I thought I might get shouted at, but far from it, he was delighted to be photographed, and very proud of his catch.
Check out Lisa’s jogging angel here, and Paula’s here.
An olive grove trail
winds towards the azure sea
shall we wander there?
hite Sunday, DelicatePaula at Lost in Translation has picked the theme of delicate for her Black and White Sunday challenge. Read what she says about the possible photographic interpretations of the word here.
My photo was taken at the tomb of King Midas, Gordion in the heart of Turkey.
It’s possible that this pot is Phrygian, from the 9th century BC.
Saturday, driving home the pretty way.
For this week’s challenge, share a photo of a landscape: a wide establishing shot of a scene in nature or an urban setting. A simple theme you would think, but I don’t really do landscapes, I never feel that my lens is up to it. My entry is actually a phone shot, so doesn’t bear zooming in, but it’s quite pleasing nevertheless.
You can join in here, and see lots of really wonderful shots.
Perhaps mine is better in colour?
I’m going a bit further afield for day three of the nature photo challenge, to northern Ghana. This termite mound was more then twice my height of five-six and must have housed millions of little beasties!
Amy invited me to join the nature photo challenge, a photo a day for seven, of anything from the natural world. Today I’m inviting Sue, one of very few blogging friends I’ve been lucky enough to meet. She already posts the most wonderful photos of nature in decay, beautiful images of flowers in all stages, so the challenge would be easy for her. If you’re too busy Sue, it’s no problem, I understand how difficult it is to fit in a challenge!
My lovely blogging friend Amy has challenged me to join the 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge, begun by Ulli, and it’s right up my street.
The two branches of the river Teign rise on Dartmoor and meet at Chagford, flowing southeast to Teignmouth where it joins the English Channel. It’s a very pretty river, and at castle Drogo it runs through a steep valley. I took this photo down in that valley, half way from Drogo to Fingle Bridge, a beautiful spot.
A well as posting nature photo each day for a week, I have to challenge a friend to join in. Today I’m choosing Meg, who’s spending a year in Warsaw, and enjoying a northern hemisphere spring. She has a very good eye and I loved her calligraphy branches today. No worries if you ‘re too busy Meg!