Over the last few months I have been trawling through the thousands of images on my hard drive and publishing some of those that I find interesting. As we enter a new year I find that I am beginning to “scrape the barrel” for a regular weekly post with a theme of some sort! I’m going to start this year with a different approach (which may or may not work) and post at random intervals when I find something I would like to share.
Over Christmas we had family visiting from UK and USA. We went for a walk at Three Castle Head on a stormy day – it is an amazing place, steeped in history.
We used to live near the coast on the Hampshire/Dorset border. Our local beaches were on the western approach to the Solent, the body of water between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. It is a varied shoreline, beautiful for walks and full of visual treats.
When we abandon or neglect the structures we have created, nature will inevitable reclaim them. This process has a fascination that combines the beauty of the original man made and exuberance of the incoming vegetation.
Designers of different nationalities bring their own take to the appearance of the humble access covers that we walk and drive over every day. This time I have a collection of samples from Gran Canaria.
Most people are fascinated by stone circles, standing stones and megalithic tombs. Who built them and how and why? How have they survived for so many years (unfortunately, some haven’t but that’s another issue)? Huge amounts of research have been inspired by these questions. At the end of the day they look beautiful and it is magical to be in their presence. In the west of Ireland we are lucky to have many examples, a few of which I am including today. I have used Photoshop to give the images an “antique” look which seems appropriate considering their age.