Friday, 23 September 2011

Have been out visiting more far off places :) here's a photo montage from Exeter, slightly more crowded than I'd like it but I think the black & white buildings work well, and the skyline is quite cool.

Random fact; in 1068 the city of Exeter surrendered after an 18-day siege from William the Conqueror's Norman forces after swearing allegiance with to the defeated house of Godwin (the Saxon Harold Godwinson's remaining family) 18 months after the Battle of Hastings.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

London, 2011

London 2011

The City itself and it's 32 boroughs with approximately 2000 years of history (c.AD 43, originating as "Londinium")...I must be referring to London, one of the biggest Metropolitan areas in the world and a leading capital city of Europe in terms of fashion, entertainment, commerce and finance. London is also home to 43 universities putting it in the lead for higher education too, although I'm not sure I could handle the everyday hustle and bustle and live there myself!

This is my own photo I am proud to say, taken about a week ago with just a small edit - the phrase "Keep calm and carry on", associated with the British, reserved attitude and I thought, applicable to London in particular, and perhaps even to the stresses of everyday term-time life...

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Quote from Samuel Coleridge's "The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner", thought it fitted well with this picture, such a beautiful ship (I've been on it), such a haunting poem, and so appropriate for a day as rainy as it is here today - "water, water everywhere nor any a drop to drink" - another infamous quote.

The shades of blue in this my photo could, I think, almost make it appear painted...