Dogs

“What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job!”  – George Carlin “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”  – Robert Benchley “I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” – Rita Rudner “The bond with a true dog is as lasting as…

Seas

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”Sarah Kay “Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.”― A.D. Posey Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.      Heinrich Zimmer The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of…

Horses

Who doesn’t like the noble steeds, the pretty ponies, the Drey’s? I used to ride when I was a little girl, and love to see horses when I’m out and about. Of course they love to be photographed too! “From horses we may learn not only about the horse itself but also about animals in general, indeed about ourselves and about life as a…

Photographers

Something different this week, so you can have a rest from all the edumacational history normally turning up in your feed on a Sunday. I’ve been taking photographs since I was a teenager, though only really started learning about photography 10 years ago. I love seeing other people when they are engrossed in taking photographs, and if I see someone so engaged, will take…

Easby Abbey

Following on from our trip to Richmond Castle, Sophie and I went a mile and a half down the road to the ruins of Easby Abbey, and as you know, before we get to the pictures, we must first do The History Bit 🍪 ☕️ Easby Abbey, or The Abbey of St.Agatha is one of the best preserved monsteries of the Premonstratensian order. Premonstratensian…

Richmond Castle & Easby Abbey ~ 2013

I am going back in time now, to places Sophie and I went before BWP (before wordpress) as we can’t go anywhere as yet. But back on a sunny day in August, 2013, we set off to visit Richmond Castle and Easby Abbey just down the road from the castle. My camera was a Nikon D700, a bit of a gorgeous beast, but my…

Bishopwearmouth Cemetery ~ March 2020

This was Sophie’s and my last outing this year, just after the keep 2 meters apart advice and just prior to the total lockdown. Because we couldn’t go anywhere in the car, we met up near where Sophie lives, at the Bishopwearmouth Cemetary. A quite appropriate visit for the time, as we will see in The History Bit. ☕️ 🍪 Between 1817 and 1860…

Bishop Auckland ~ part 3 ~ February 2020

Last week we had a look at the viewing tower, and this is the inside of it. There are some stone carvings from the time of Bishop Beks Great Hall in the 13th Century. and more views from the viewing platforms. The outside of the castle So that’s the end of our visit to Bishop Auckland and it’s castle. For anyone interested in the…

Bishop Auckland on film, February 2020

Originally posted on fragglefilm:
The first part of our trip to Bishop Auckland and the historycan be found HERE. As well as the fuji I had my Canon EOS 1000FN loaded with some kodak portra so shot a few frames around the castle and town. https://photos.smugmug.com/Film/Canon-EOS-1000F-N/n-3287NK/Bishop-Auckland/i-gQqJMZ9/0/cbb7823a/X3/BA-10-X3.jpg Entrance to the castle. https://photos.smugmug.com/Film/Canon-EOS-1000F-N/n-3287NK/Bishop-Auckland/i-gvQpzhg/0/a0dce525/X3/BA-11-X3.jpg The walk to the deer park Below the windows of the castle just…