Kotor is a small town far away in Montenegro ......
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Monday, 29 September 2008
My great-great-grandfather - Charles Thomas Bullivant 1825-1893. He lived in Alwalton in Huntingdonshire and worked on the land.
I would guess that this picture was taken around the 1870' 1880's
He's with his wife and sister - but which is which ( I've no idea ) Any guesses ?
Thursday, 25 September 2008
We've been trying to grow this palm for some years now.
The rate of growth is a little bit slow - always new leaves but they take such a long time to grow and the height of the palm does not seem to increase much at all.
In Spring our local flock of magpies make great use of the fibres of the stem - pulling off great chunks for their nests ..
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
The Yorkshire Dales ( a National Park ) are a wonderful area for walking with such beautiful scenery.
Here is the River Wharfe at Grassington.
It's late winter and you can see the snow still on the ground and the river is in full flow .
My first attempt at scanning a colour photo from my collection of prints ....
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
Day out at the seaside resort of Southport early 1950's - just look at the cars parked up on the sands !
This was before the days of motorways and journey took hours - the cars seemed to always stink of petrol.
And me - wearing the cap ( just in case it was cold )
The lads were neighbours from what I can remember - they left our area some time later and moved to Sale I think.
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Busy little market town on the England - Wales border - the black and white wooden Tudor buildings contrast starkly against the modern concrete and glass of the bank.
Shrewsbury has played an important place in the history of England and Wales for many hundreds of years.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
I is for Ireland.
Here on the west coast not too far from Galway City.
This picture was taken from Dunguaire Castle and shows the nearby village and small bay.
Not far from here is the famous Burren with its barren limestone scenery.
Monday, 15 September 2008
First try ..... at Monochrome Monday .....
I've shown this photo before - somewhere in North Africa - sometime between 1939 - 1945 ??
Photo found in my late father's collection of photograghs
See about Monochrome Monday at http://aileni.blogspot.com
I'll now be spending time scanning lots of old black and white photographs - the tasks we set ourselves ......