(Canon EOS 60D, Canon 55-250mm IS @ 230mm, 1/250s @ f/8.0)
Blue-tailed Damselfly at Consall Nature Park.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
|The Condlyffe Almshouses (Northern Range)|
These fine Victorian almshouses were built in 1882 on land donated by Elizabeth Condlyffe. Although there is some doubt about the identity of the architect, the homes were reputedly designed by Norman Shaw, a noted follower of the "Arts and Crafts" movement in his "Old English" style and the architect of the nearby All Saints' church. There are two ranges of homes, separated by an elegant stone archway. The photo shows the northern range. The gables carry a religious motto: "The days of my labour O [Lord] thou hast Blest [Blest] be the hand of Thy love [...] the days of my rest". The gables of the other, southern range bear the motto: "The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth for evermore".
Posted by Blogeomah at 18:32
Monday, 15 August 2011
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Tucked away down quiet country lanes near Alton, Staffordshire is the impressive ruin of Croxden Abbey. Croxden was built for Cistercian monks by Bertram de Verdun of Alton Castle. It was started in 1179 and took 30 years to build.
|The Abbot's House|
|The Chapter House and the Sacristy|
|The remains of the cloister|
|Remains of the crossing tower (HDR)|
|Sacristy and Book Room|
|Passage way to the Cloister|
|Looking along the body of the church from the Apse to the West Front in the distance|
|The West front|
|Looking towards the West front from the interior of the church|
|Afternoon shadows cast by the West front (HDR)|
|Dramatic HDR photo of the West front and the afternoon sun|
Posted by Blogeomah at 22:29
Sunday, 7 August 2011
|Prairie Tank 5199 passing through Cheddleton Station|
I spent today doing a 10 hour shift as a volunteer crossing keeper on the Churnet Valley Railway. This photo shows Prairie tank 5199 passing through Cheddleton on the way to Leekbrook Junction. The Cheddleton Station building was built in the 19th century and its design is attributed to Pugin.
Posted by Blogeomah at 19:24