Seen better days!

Seen better days!

Came across this little fella today, would have been nicer if he was bobbing and weaving and doing his stuff, alas he wasn’t. I was working at the “Chealsea flower show Gold Medal” award winning McBeans Orchids, just outside Lewes, East Sussex.
The Stoat (Mustela erminea) was probably seeking prey within the greenhouses, may have consumed something nasty. Sad to see a beautiful animal like this, just lying motionless….

Construction Worker

Construction Worker

While I was taking a break today, I watched this spider build his web. One of natures finest Engineers and Construction workers. No Helmet, high viz jacket, safety boots or health and safety rules. Oh yes and no tea break…..

Spout it out…

Plugs eye view of a Tap spout…

Clad Whale?

Is it a Whale or a Transport museum…

It was such a grey day, the flash kicked in.  Views of the Clyde and buildings in the window reflection, heading towards the City…

Wood Slick

This is by far my earliest and largest photographic project.  Most times, its better to show one or two pictures.  I am taking a chance and showing 20 pictures.  The photographs really tell the story and I hope they hold your interest.  I managed to capture these pictures early one morning going along the coast road to work.

The Cargo Ship,  “The Ice Prince” carrying Timber, ran into trouble in rough sea’s near Portland Bill, England in January 2008.  The crew where all rescued by helicopter and lifeboat, before she sank.   Timber, 33ft long planks where washed off the Ship causing a Wood Slick running from West (Portland Bill) to East (Beachy Head and beyond) of the English Channel.  “This is what I saw that morning”.

These shots taken, were on a beach stretch in Worthing a few odd miles West of Brighton & Hove, England.  2000 tonnes, washed up along the coast causing hazards on the beaches and to the shipping lanes.  Anybody lifting timber away were threatened with arrest…

Lets make Tracks

I like heavy plant, this was begging to be snapped…

Machine used for Groyne repairs and maintenance, Hove seafront, England.

France and Europe on the other side of the water.

 

 

A Clyde view

The River Clyde, heading away from the City centre.  Once the Hub of fine British ship building, a different scene now…

Industry vs Riverside development.

On the Industrial side.  Cranes reaching for the low grey storm clouds.

Opposite Industry, the Riverside development.  Concrete, glass, stainless steel and painted to compliment the Glasgow grey sky.  (It’s not always grey)…

The Cemetary

I took a little stroll with the “Jack” this afternoon, to Hove cemetery North side, to pay my respects to a very dear friend.  I went loaded with the camera for a reason “Not a morbid one”.  Brighton and Hove cemetery’s carry bag’s of history and my interest lay’s with a certain man.  I read a little bit about this man and where he was buried, that’s all I had to go on.  As you are all aware burial grounds are huge, so it took me many attempts to find the plot.

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The flint Chapel on the South side heading east, Hove cemetery.

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A couple of visitors enjoying the view’s of Hove from the Chapel.  The tower takes on a face like appearance, what do you think!

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One of the Classical monuments in the cemetery.

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This was the Grave that I was looking for.  Martin Leonard Landfried.

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What was you doing at 15 yrs of age!  I don’t know where he was born ,but he was buried in Hove.  When Martin Leonard Landfried was just a lad, he sounded The Charge!  The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.  You couldn’t imaging what was going on in his head or what he saw that day…

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This lad made it through the battle at Balaclava and survived to serve, in the Indian Mutiny and retired as a Trumpet Major.  Tennyson wrote, “into the valley of Death rode the six hundred“.  A lovely piece of history on my doorstep.  “God bless him”.

I shall add more to this blogg sometime.