Category Archives: Photography

Flora and Fauna of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I opened the curtains this morning to be greeted by a beautiful blue sky tinged with cotton wool clouds and the three word that came to me immediately were “Yorkshire Sculpture Park. After a good breakfast I set out and … Continue reading

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The sun’s out, head for the Dales!

Late on Monday afternoon this week I looked at the weather forecast for the coming five days and saw that “good weather” was forecast for the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire. So I phoned up a B&B we had once … Continue reading

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Tony Cragg: A rare category of objects……..at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last week I took the opportunity of visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to view a new exhibition of sculptures by the British artist Tony Cragg, who I have to confess I had never heard of. Tony Cragg is a British sculptor … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman……Oxenhope to Carlisle

“Some trains are born great Some achieve greatness And some have greatness thrust upon them”   It was Friday the 31 March 2017 at 6.45 when I left home to drive to Oxenhope in West Yorkshire to achieve a life ambition, … Continue reading

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The Lake District…….I am beginning to like it!

Over the years I have always had an antipathy towards the Lake District in Cumbria, much preferring the grandeur and beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, which I have visited and enjoyed on many occasions. However, in the last year or … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman……..trial run to Oxenhope

On the 31 March 2017 I shall be making the trip from Oxenhope (West Yorkshire) to Carlisle via the Ribblehead Viaduct aboard the Flying Scotsman (had to remortgage the house to buy tickets)……..but as my mother used to say “there … Continue reading

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A foggy day at West Bretton…….

Arrived at the Sculpture Park this morning about 9.40am (traffic in Huddersfield was horrendous) and too my usual route down by the side of the park then around the lake. The early morning sun was trying to break through the … Continue reading

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