Monthly Archives: December 2014

A circular walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

After the aborted visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park yesterday owing to “black ice” making driving conditions very dangerous, I decided to try once again this morning. It was a beautiful clear blue sky, still cold (about 1c) but not … Continue reading

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Pennine Panorama…………a winters tale

There are times during the winter months that I wonder why I ever moved to West Yorkshire with its propensity for wet weather and grey, dank and gloomy days which can invoke feelings of depression. Then along comes the snow, … Continue reading

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Is this the “face of 2015?”

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What can I do on Christmas Day morning 2014?

After what seems like weeks of grey days, torrential rain and an air of unending depression it was nice to get up on Christmas morning to see beautiful blue sky and the sun rising in the East. So where can … Continue reading

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  In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy. Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and … Continue reading

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So much for educational devolution…………………?

University College London has overtaken Cambridge in research quality rankings London universities are breaking up the traditional dominance of Oxford and Cambridge, according to official figures on research excellence. The London School of Economics has the highest proportion of “world-leading” … Continue reading

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My Favourite Photographs of 2014

I have spent a good deal of time in the last year out and about photographing the countryside and various events. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a never-ending delight and I have spent many a happy hour wandering along the … Continue reading

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The above photograph was taken at sunrise over Golcar in West Yorkshire whilst the one below was taken mid-morning from the outskirts of Bury looking across to manchester

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Grey, damp December mornings…………………..

Took this photo the other day on my way to the bakery…………grim morning but wonderful reflections from the canal…………..

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Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves……………….”sublime singing”

There are certain pieces of music that simply touch the soul and the “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” form Verdi’s Nabucco is one of those. So if you wish to have your spirits raised, listen to the above excerpt from … Continue reading

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