Friday, September 2, 2011

The Hole of Horcum

Situated in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the Hole is a "devil's punchbowl" like feature created by springs "washing away" material. Rainwater permeates down through the overlying sandstone which sits on an impervious clay deposit. The springs emerge from the base of the sandstone and have created this huge depression.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hunmanby, Yorkshire

Hunmanby lock-up (left), built 1834 and the much older pinfold (right). The lock-up was used to imprison drunks and other offenders, the pinfold to house stray animals awaiting collection by their owners.

Star Disk, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Scarborough's Star Disk is the largest illuminated "Star Disk" in the UK at 26m in diameter.
The disk is constructed on the site of the South Bay Pool. It contains, as fibre optic lights, the layout of the 42 brightest stars which never set as seen from Scarborough. It also marks the positions of the sunrise points over the North Sea for
various times of the year.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Second-hand books for sale near Mancunian Way overpass, Oxford Road, Manchester.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

In my garden!

The butterfly is not unusual here (NW England), the blurry beast is! It's a Hummingbird Hawk-moth. I've only seen these once before and that was in southern central France.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Old and New

New apartments and old canalside house at New Islington, Ancoats, Manchester alongside the Ashton Canal

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Planets

Scale models of the planets suspended above the Rocks and Minerals Gallery in Manchester Museum. To scale in terms of size. To make to scale in terms of distance from the Sun would require a considerably larger area!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring is on the way!

Crocus starting to flower under trees in Gartside Gardens, Brunswick, central Manchester.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Manchester rain

On the corner of Oxford Road and Dilworth Street, Manchester. Rain, a poem by Lemn Sissay.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011