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A photo a day for 365 days? We'll see how that goes!

Friday, July 8, 2011

What goes around.....

.....comes around!  Shoes that seem to
have come  from the Seventies!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A familiar sight......

....on British high streets since the Swinging Sixties
but soon to be seen no more

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The oldest.......






....continually licensed premises in Chester
and has a few ghosts wafting in and out
of the rooms
ommodation. A potted history of the pub taken from George Borrows' 'Wild Wales' is written on a blackboard in the restaurant.


Dating back to the 11th Century and once a coaching inn. The Pied Bull is the oldest continuously licensed premises in Chester. It has a colourful history and its fair share of ghosts. The cellar is  haunted by the ghost of a cellar man from 1609 and two guest rooms are haunted by a chamber maid from 19th Century.  In 1533 it was known as Bull Mansion, and a coach and four started to run from here to Birkenhead in 1784. Today it's an oak-beamed town centre pub with rooms. We offer great value food and clean, comfortable and competitively priced accommodation. A potted history of the pub taken from George Borrows' 'Wild Wales' is written on a blackboard in the restaurant.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Even the richest soil.......

.....if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds. 
~Leonardo da Vinci
A small and slightly depressing looking part of our courtyard garden after I was away for a fortnight!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Oregon Trail.....

.......went along a large portion of the Snake River, one of the longest rivers in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oh give me a home......

....where the buffalo roam ......and the skies
are not cloudy all day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today....

.....is the summer solstice and the sun is visible for 15 hours 37 minutes
at this latitude

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Forty Years Ago......

.......on 19th June, 1971 a young couple were married
in Norwich, England. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ayres Natural Bridge.....




......Over the course of millions of years, a bend in LaPrele Creek (originally known as Bridge Creek)
wore away at a wall of solid rock, creating a natural opening.
The creek eventually shifted course through the opening, forming a 30-foot (10 m) high and 50-foot (15 m)
 wide arch, today known as
Ayres Natural Bridge.  Located about a mile (2 km) south of the Oregon Trail, the Natural Bridge was often
visited by emigrants traveling west. It is considered one of Wyoming's first tourist attractions.
 In 1843, a pioneer described it as "a natural bridge of solid rock, over a rapid torrent,
 the arch being regular as tho' shaped by art."

Monday, June 13, 2011

A toxic lake.....


....at the Berkley Pit, Butte, Mt
Sixty years of of open cast mining
for copper has resulted in water that
is 900 feet deep, heavily acidic and laden with
heavy metals and dangerous chemicals including arsenic,
cadmium, zinc and sulphuric acid


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Coffee, music......




........and the farmers' market, all under a brilliant blue sky.  Perfect!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Detroit....

...founded in 1701 by a Frenchman, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. 
Its name originates from the French word detroit meaning strait, in
reference to its location on the river connecting the Great Lakes Huron  and Erie

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The view from.....

.......La Guardia airport, named after a former mayor of New York
and in the the distance the downtown skyline

Thursday, June 2, 2011