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    Filed under: Life is elsewhere Tagged: blue, bournemouth, dorset, sea, wordless wednesday

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  • 05/05/14--01:00: WPC: Spring
  • For the weekly photo challenge Spring, it’s a rural walk with Molly, a black velvet Springador. There’s a sea of bluebells, polished watercourses, wildflower and fern, and soft citrus foliage. Filed under: Life is elsewhere, Nature, weekly photo challenge Tagged: dog, postaday, reflection, spring, trees, water, wildflowers, woodland

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    It is the colour of sedges in the nearby estuary, or the straight path leading to its gate, marked by sentinels of Scots Pine. In soft September daylight ‘All Saints’ evokes the warm, genteel atmosphere of a Suffolk country church, treasured by visitors and parishioners alike. Close-up the exterior bears witness to a harsher aspect,…

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  • 02/26/16--10:48: Home and away
  • Even with its ubiquitous soft drink signage, being here in this warmer and more relaxed atmosphere was a real treat away from London the buildings are prettily decorated in tiles or pastel paints and the seafood is equally colourful even in black & white the plant life is exotic cobbles and mosaics make for interesting and sometimes challenging promenades and now returning home … Continue reading

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  • 03/16/16--14:53: Rambling with Ricoh March(1)
  • Timed this just right – the boy walked a straight line down but I caught his step on the curve RAMBLING WITH RICOH CX3 once a monthFiled under: Life is elsewhere Tagged: boy, cascais, high contrast, monochrome, portugal, ricoh cx3

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    On the cusp of the month the Ricoh CX3 took its final shots. Spain proved to be a ramble too far; having become more temperamental  and then taking a tumble, my pocket sized point-and-shoot is seemingly broken beyond affordable repair. Suffolk 2010 was Ricoh’s first outing* and the botanical gardens at Cap Riog on the Costa Brava, its last. With this camera … Continue reading

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    Since the recent demise of the Ricoh CX3*, this final outing is suitably demure, making the most of the camera’s high contrast monochrome setting and adjustable exposures. Set in the cactus gardens of Cap Roig, Catalonia, the textures in noon day sun positively bristle. Saving the best til last… End of RAMBLING WITH RICOH MONTHLY … Continue reading

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  • 07/14/16--04:08: Galeria gallery
  • “Oh, what a gal, a real pipperoo”! I went to school and seaside holidays by steam train and have never lost the love for these engineering giants – click the Galatea image to start slideshow as she made her way from London to Weymouth… Technical info: How steam trains workFiled under: Life is elsewhere Tagged: london, people, … Continue reading

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  • 07/15/16--03:53: Weymouth away
  • Like many of our seaside towns, Weymouth does shabby chic in a mix of Georgian, Victorian and art deco heritage coupled with a post 60s neglect. Still the sea and sand keeps us coming and the chance to stretch our legs along the promenades on sunny days. Though we can never forget that from here Anzacs … Continue reading

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  • 09/14/16--05:22: Warrior -all above board
  • HMS Warrior in her Portsmouth moorings is an impressive presence from the mid-Victorian age of British shipping. Built in London in 1860 as the first iron hulled battleship she drew large crowds including Dickens who described her as “a black vicious customer as ever I saw. Whale like in size, and with as terrible a … Continue reading

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  • 01/02/17--08:06: Adjustments for 2017
  • I’d  been so busy before and after Chanukkah and Christmas that I left my blog(s) mouldering in thin air. No neat closure to December and thus not with a bang but a whimper went 2016 into the blogosphere. 2017 emphasises the forward facing face of Janus. I have no New Year’s resolutions as such but there will have […]

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  • 03/24/17--07:27: Happier times
  • It has literally been a helluva week in London with devastating effects on those caught up in the carnage of the terrorist’s outrage. In the aftermath, those of us who are unscathed resort to seeking normality in the simplicity of the everyday. I turn my attention to the pleasure of spending time last week with my son and having time […]

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  • 04/16/17--02:35: Glory be!
  • Looking East for Easter – not as far as Jerusalem but to Suffolk and St Edmund – East Anglian King, Christian martyr and contender for English Patron saint. Dedicated in many of our churches as here in this 15th century Gothic church of Assington. A glorious sight for Easter Sunday! Links: Assington Church *poem to […]

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  • 07/24/17--04:09: Manifold Ms for this Monday
  • M is one of those letters that alliterates so well on memes, not least those of the start of the week – Tish Farrell has Something magical for Monday and there is always the photography challenge:  Mundane MondayFiled under: Life is elsewhere, photo challenges Tagged: birthday, mirror, mudeford, mudflats, river deben, selfie

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  • 09/11/17--01:50: 9/11 + 16
  • And all my grief flows from the rift Of unremembered skies and snows… Dylan Thomas Advertisements Filed under: Life is elsewhere Tagged: anniversary, church, islington, london, monochrome, skies, spire

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  • 09/22/17--04:48: Goodbye summer
  • Now is the Autumn or Fall Equinox when daylight and nightlight equalise in the run up to shorter and darker days of Autumn. I’m not going to complain about the disappointingly few hot sunny times we have had, given that hurricanes have been devastatingly catastrophic to communities across the Caribbean and coastal USA. Summer outings […]

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  • 10/04/17--03:42: W for Woodbridge
  • Watery and Wordless are two adjectives that have memed themselves to Wednesday -as well as Wildlife and Weather – all together these best describe my attachment to Woodbridge in the wetland of the Deben estuary of Suffolk. Naturally boats are in evidence everywhere here with clubs, quays and harbours for all kinds of sailors and […]

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  • 10/05/17--09:33: Introspectives #22
  • More often than not I’m dissatisfied with my colour shots and stay with black-and-white for safety’s sake. This might explain why: One of the good things about monochromatic photography is that even if your light is flat, the photos end up looking “okay.” With colour photography, having flat light ruins a photograph. I’m rarely out […]

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  • 12/10/17--04:10: OWS: Elevation
  • There’s only one word for these city walls and that is: HIGH – the steep steps up however level out to an elevated, undulating promenade called in Catalan, the Passeig de la Muralla. A  Roman wall originally and one of the best ways to see Girona. Something from a Spanish poet for this Sunday’s Sayings …

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