Camelot in Wales

This was where a Roman Legionary in first-century Wales could come to escape being shouted at by a Centurion or skirmishing with the local ancient Britons.  Here, he could hang out with his friends in the immense open-air swimming pool that once held more than 80,000 gallons of water, and after a swim he could play ball games, or gamble, have a massage and even buy a fast-food snack.

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Eton -More than a College

Situated just across the river from the Royal Borough and accessed via a pedestrian footbridge, the town of Eton, a settlement since at least Saxon times, has a rich and diverse heritage.

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Life in Colour – Orange

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here Orange is still the colour.

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The War Horse at Mottistone

I re-watched “War Horse” a few nights ago, that wonderful film from the book by Michael Morpurgo that tells the tale of a brave horse and his human friend who both come through the horrors of the First World War after many trials and are finally united. **  As always, it reminded me of the…

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Lens Artist Challenge 164: Look Up, Look Down.

Linked to Lens Artists at Sofia’s here The challenge this week is to show how we look up and then look down when we are photographing. I’ve dug through my images and come up with these. Can you see the tiny church on the mountain top? It’s almost in the centre of the image. This was…

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Life in Colour – Gold

Photo Challenge 26 Connected to Jude’s Life in Colour here. A direct lift from Jude’s site tells us that this month we will be looking for Gold, the colour of wealth, of power, of gods. Gold-leaf applied to paintings, gold crowns and coins. But look also for golds in the natural world, a fish, a sunset or…

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A Few More Reds

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here I’ve found a few more reds, two from St. Malo (France) and two from Belfast (N. Ireland) First up St. Malo and my favourite restaurant which serves up moules in every way you could wish. My all-time favourite is the traditional mariniere style, and I like a spoon…

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One Word Sunday – Bridge

A selection of lesser known bridges away from the crowds in London, where life is slow, barges are still transporting goods on the river, and the peace and calm is a far cry from the hub and bustle of the Thames we are more familiar with. Then a hop over to Seville in Spain, where…

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Life im Colour: White/Silver

I didn’t think I’d have another picture to add to Jude’s White/Silver challenge but I suddenly remembered the whiteness of lovely Stavanger in Norway, and I offer a selection to link to Jude here. Link to Jude here.

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