Here are a few photos from our recent trip to Balmoral Castle and gardens. We spent a week on the estate, stopping at one of the cottages that are available to rent. Photos are a mix of DSLR and camera phone, hope you enjoy them.
Here are a selection of photographs taken using my Android phone camera on our recent trip to Singapore. I highly recommend visiting Singapore, it’s a beautiful place, packed with unbelievable architecture, perfectly complimented with nature. They seem to have a good mix of natural and man-made beauty, as well as a good balance of cultural mixes.
You can find out more about Singapore at Wikipedia.
Fred Dibnah was a steeplejack and television personality from Bolton, who was well loved because of his infectious enthusiasm and passion for engineering. His home became his playground, littered with many of his homemade projects. Since his death in 2004, the venue has become a heritage centre thanks to Leon Powsney who took over after Fred’s death, aided by some of Fred’s friends including Alf Molyneux who was one of Fred’s best friends and who starred with him on the BBC Made in Britain series.
All images taken with Android phone.
On our drive to Poole’s cavern and Buxton country park we stopped to take in some of the views and of course take a few pictures.
Once we arrived we walked to the summit of Grin Hill, just a 20 minute brisk walk from Poole’s Cavern, to Buxton’s very own folly, Solomon’s Temple.
Solomon’s Temple actually occupies a site of ancient significance. It rises from the centre of an ancient burial mound, and during the tower’s construction an archaeological dig revealed several Bronze Age skeletons from the ‘Beaker’ period, along with later Roman items.
After taking a short rest to enjoy the spectacular views across the High Peak we resulted to take a guided tour of Poole’s cavern.
You can find more information from Poole’s cavern official website at poolescavern.co.uk
It says “Take a journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years.”
We did and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. The Victorian Park has plenty to offer visitors, a short mile walk away and with plenty of on street parking, this picturesque park is a perfect place to lose track of time.
The gardens and ornate fountains have been restored and reconstructed, to bring the park back to its former glory. There are numerous nature trails, varied wildlife, a large lake, a children’s play area.
All photos taken with a mobile phone camera.