Or to Wadhurst.
From the bus window as we waited to leave the Wadhurst rail station, the greens and whites and browns across the road called to me and said, "Take our picture!" So I did.
We were on a bus because there were weekend rail works happening on the way to Battle, the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It turned out to be an interesting ride– about 50 miles an hour on a narrow road, on the "wrong" side of the road (I'm American, you see). And of course we had opted to sit on the upper level of a double-decker, branches sweeping the windows as we raced by.
We did get views of some of the towns along the way that we might have missed on the train. For example, we crossed an intersection in Robertsbridge with the naughty sounding name of Poppinghole Lane. Later, I discovered that Paul McCartney actually wrote a ditty about that street.
Anyway, this is for the #joinindaily theme, which today is "The Beautiful Countryside." +Johnny Wills is the theme curator.
#Travel #England #BattleUK #BattleOfHastings #Wadhurst #Countryside
Words meant to protect all of us.
"If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments … the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
George Washington, first US president
And it isn't a train!
This tunnel is located on US Route 16A near Mount Rushmore. In fact, even though this photo wouldn't prove it, you can see Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln out of that bright portal.
The highway is narrow, but not as narrow as the tunnel. Many people never make their way to this spot because tour buses are wider than the tunnel! Our little group of four had a private guide for the day, so we got to see it.
This is for the #joinindaily theme curated by +Johnny Wills, open to anybody who wants to add their photo related to the daily themes that he posts..
Reflections In Water.
An archive photo shot, but not used, for the #2012project52 group theme, and now repurposed for another theme, which today is "reflections in water."
I was running late on my weekly 2012Projec52 entry so options were naturally limited. This was hurriedly captured in the car park outside of work. (It says something about where I worked, no? I think that pothole is still there!)
Anyway, thanks to +Johnny Wills who curates the #joinindaily theme. It's a fun, casual theme that you can toss your photos into when and if you want to. Now that's my kind of theme!
Park 'n Pray
This little shrine is literally in a small car park adjacent to the Mission San Jose in Fremont, California. It's in good condition except for needing a bit of clean up and for the fountain to be working. No idea if it is something of recent origin or has a historical significance. (I didn't get out of my car to read the plaque!)
Photo from 2012
For #joinindaily by +Johnny Wills. Today's theme "statues"
And around the corner.
On a one day visit to Windsor Castle in April 2006, we wandered around town a bit. Windsor, being an old town, has an abundance of stone and brick structures that can give the feel of a quaint village next door to where the queen lives. Although, just behind me and to the right is a very busy tourist business district.
This photo is a good example of telephoto compression. I was actually back at the intersection of Castle Hill and St. Alban's Street and zoomed in on the scene. St. Alban's is relatively straight with only a slight curve, but the telephoto effect magnified the curve and compressed the distance of objects in view. The brick building is about a block distant, the church another half block, and the stone towers behind are another half block beyond the church.
I vaguely remember taking the picture, but I discovered the compression effects when I tried to approximate the scene in Google street view. It took me a while to figure out where I must have been standing!
#Travel #England #Windsor #WindsorCastle #village
The aim – is to make sharing and viewing your images fun. To let you join in IF you want to. Post an image linked to the daily theme and add #joinindaily so curator +Johnny Wills can find them.
Today's theme is "Tails"
Or to the other side of the village.
May 2007 – After having spent the afternoon touring the Battle Abbey ruins and fields, we headed back to the train station. There wouldn't be any trains because of weekend rail works, but there was a bus to take us back up to Wadhurst where we would get on a train back to London.
Across and a few yards down the road there was a gate that we stopped at for a few minutes. It was the kind of view that you could stand and gaze at for a long time. So many shades of green! And that path! It wold be tempting, and apparently allowable, to stride down the trail to see what's at the other end. But we had to get back to the station.
#Travel #England #BattleAbbey #Battle #Landscape
Though, it may be a bit hazy.
The aim – is to make sharing and viewing your images fun. To let you join in IF you want to. Post an image linked to the daily theme and add #joindaily so curator +Johnny Wills can find them.
Today's theme is "Lanterns"
St. Anton, Austria – February 2008
I spent a week in St. Anton with a bunch of skiers. I don't ski. And I was sick at the start of the trip. But I got better as the days went by, and by Wednesday managed to ride the gondola up the mountain where I had lunch with friends.
This is a composite picture made from two or three frames that were not originally intended for the purpose. It took a lot of bending and warping in Photoshop to match up the major features to get this result. I'm satisfied- just don't look too closely!
#Travel #Austria #StAnton #Snow #Ski #Mountains #PhotoshopCC #Composite