It wouldn’t be Summer without Saltburn!
I’m sure they need no introduction. (6) The yarn bombers efforts for 2018. (6) I’ve never seen it so busy! (6 more)
Awesome, aren’t they? Every year they pull it off! Recognise a few characters? Sorry I’ll not have much time to chat this weekend. We have a house viewing then we’re off up the coast to celebrate our anniversary. Don’t forget your Six Words, will you, and have a great weekend! See you Monday!
Taking time to relax in Tavira.
You knew I couldn’t resist it, didn’t you? I feel relaxed just looking at these. Warm summer evenings in Tavira. Magical moments.
I can just squeeze this in before the next Lens Artists Photo Challenge. Thanks, Amy! I wonder what’s coming next? I couldn’t possibly disagree with Debbie this week. Got your Six Words ready? Wishing you a happy Saturday, and rain for those who need it.
Kynren – an epic tale of England!
The pageantry begins
Setting the scene
A charioteer leads the procession
And the support act!
From one local extravaganza to another! Last week, the Tall Ships. This week, I give you Kynren. Performed by a cast of locals and volunteers, in the grounds of Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, I was enormously impressed. A history of England, the action was fast-paced. I apologise that many of my shots are blurred. Please follow the captions.
A pleasant evening stroll leads down to the grounds
Beyond the lake, the Tribune awaits
And ‘cast members’ enjoy a snack
A dramatic sunset heralds the performance
Children arrive with paper birds
Making a run for it!
Halt! Who goes there?
Jousting- too quick to catch!
Banners aloft, it’s time to go
For an hour and a half the action unfolded before our eyes, building to a crescendo of lazer beams and fireworks. It was beautifully done.
Astounding moment when Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ chuffs in!
And then the riders gallop wildly past
Followed sedately by coach and horses
A very grand affair
A crescendo of fireworks and dazzle
And then a hush, as the smoke fades to pink haze
2,000 years of history, myth and legend, performances run until 15th September. Meanwhile, Debbie has some exciting news to share in her Six Words this Saturday. Why not join her? Have a happy weekend!
Riding the North Sea in style!
A special day
I think I can get the hang of this
Or even these
With a little help
A Tall Ship comes back into port
As we prepare to set sail
Such a lot of knots!
I need a hero!
First glimpse of Roker lighthouse
Turning back towards the port
A billow of blue
Scrambling to tie the sails back up
Gently into port
Peace at last
Click on the gallery to read the story of our adventure on the high seas. A very special person had a significant birthday and we celebrated in style. Our Tall Ship, ‘Wylde Swan’ from the Netherlands, was a beauty and the crew worked hard to give us a wonderful experience. Even the weather cooperated, after a very grey start. All was smooth sailing.
Is anybody counting? Debbie keeps tally over at Six Word Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend!
The culmination of a lovely week!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks but I’m back, just in time to join in with the very last of Becky’s Square Roofs. I thought I’d share a few roofs that she might be familiar with. Above is the roof top bar at the Maria Nova Hotel in Tavira.
This was a candidate for Present meets Past
The festival of Sao Joao was a feast of paper flowers
Up by the Castelo
The view from a nearby restaurant
The sparkly balloons captivated me
The captions might be helpful, or maybe not. Almost all are in Tavira. The other I have observed fondly for years.
A restaurant with no roof? The sold sign was up.
I had a wonderful time and then, to cap it all off, I met Andrew Petcher yesterday. Right here in Hartlepool marina. How very strange is life? Debbie’s Six Words this week are very appropriate. I hope you’ll join us all and have a great weekend.
Shout it from the roof tops!
It’s June, and Becky’s back again with a brand new series of squares. Knowing how much everyone enjoyed the last series, I can’t help but feel I’ll be missing out, but I’m off to Poland tomorrow. Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square) in Warsaw will be my only contribution to Roof Squares for now, but I’ll be keeping a watchful eye on those roof tops.
No Monday walk next week, but I have a post scheduled for Thursday, when I hope to be on my way to Kraków with a fistful of happy memories. Apologies if my responses are slow. Till then, have a great weekend and don’t forget to share your Six Words with Debbie.
A grey day on the Quay
On Tuesday our luck ran out on the north east coast, and grey replaced the blue. Was I down-hearted? Not at all! The Blacksmith’s Needle in forged steel still looked great, but when it started to rain I hot-footed it over the Millennium Bridge to Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art.
“Missing Time” by Serena Korda is inspired by the healing potential of sound and the Dark Skies of the Northumberland landscape. You are invited to sit on a chair and listen to ‘the sound of the stars’.
Idea of North explores the sense of community, place and collective belonging, connecting historical moments with individual stories. Partly inspired by Peter Davidson’s book, “The Idea of North”(2005), it poses some interesting questions. Debbie’s a little slow with her Six Words this week but I’m sure she’ll be along later. Meantime, enjoy her great photography and have a happy weekend!