Friday 30 May 2014

A few flowers

A few flowers taken in my garden.

Californian/Welsh Poppy.


Clematis with Campanular.

Ornamental Poppy interior.

Chives, with a visitor!


Pictures taken on my Panasonic TZ40 compact.

Thursday 29 May 2014

Odd goings on?

I was sat in my car, with my dog in a Garden Centre car park while my wife was looking around when
I spotted this.  A group of garden centre staff wheeled out this reclining figure and stood waiting.

Some people arrived and they all went towards the car, including the reclining lady!

After a lot of to-ing & fro-ing they got it into the car.

Strange what you see while waiting for your wife!

Taken on a Panasonic TZ40 @ 480mm.

Burton Waters, Lincoln.

Burton Waters is a marina and housing development just outside Lincoln.  It is situated on the Foss Navigation, which connects the River Witham at Lincoln to the River Trent at Torksey Lock.

There are many fine river cruisers at the mariner and waterside houses.


Flag Irises.

Pictures taken on a Panasonic TZ40 compact.

St Peter's Church, Barton on Humber.

A few images of this church, a former Church of England building
which is now run by English Heritage.
It has fine examples of Anglo Saxon, Norman & Gothic architecture. 

The font.

The interior seems very large as all the
pews have been removed.

Some lovely vaulting to this cieling.

Looking back into the nave from the Choir.

Pictures taken on a Canon EOS300D.

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Cleethorpes Station.

Cleethorpes Train Station.

"Station Approach", the clock tower dates back to the Victorian times, when the railway first came
to Cleethorpes. It's a well known landmark in Cleethorpes.

Beach attractions seen as you enter the station

Although there are 4 platforms this goes back to busier times when there was a double
track leading into Cleethorpes.  It's now just a single track up to Grimsby.  The track brings
visitors in right along the promenade, very close to the beach.

"The Number One" pub on No 1 platform. 

This is "The Number Two" pub but is locally called "under the clock" as it sits directly
below the station clock.

Thousands of people once came to Cleethorpes by train in the heyday of the seaside rersorts
and this would be were they spilled out, straight onto the promenade and beach.

Outside the station, on the other side of the "Number One" the building has seen better days
but is undergoing a face-lift at the moment.  See the next image.

Renovations taking place at "The Number One" pub.  The train station can be seen in the distance.

The view that thousands of visitors would have seen when leaving for home after a holiday at
Cleethorpes.  Years ago it would have been a steam loco waiting to take them home, happy days.

Pictures taken on my Panasonic G5 camera.

Monday 26 May 2014

Grimsby Town Station.

Grimsby Train Station.

Grimsby "Town" Station.  It's called "Town" station because many years ago, in the heyday of
the fishing industry there was another station along the line near the Fish Docks called
"Grimsby Docks Station".  I believe parts of that station still exist but it isn't easily accessible,
trains no longer stop there.
Here outside can be seen the recently laid controversial paving flags that some people find confusing,
only recently a lady misjudged were the kerb was and had a fall. 

Looking back along the track from one of the two pedestrian footbridges within the station.

The other way you can see a third bridge at the road crossing to allow pedestrians access over
the tracks when the barriers are down.

This is the other station footbridge, an enclosed structure decorated black & white.
Grimsby Town AFC colours?

Garden Street signal box, now no longer used.

The crossing on the black & white bridge.

The Grimsby to Manchester train arriving on platform 2.

Two very different forms of transport.

Back out of the station into Grimsby and another view of the paving that is causing so
much controversy.

Pictures taken on my Panasonic G5 camera.

Friday 23 May 2014

Rufford Sculptures.

Rufford Park is just over the Lincolnshire border in neighbouring Nottinghamshire.
There is a sculpture walk and here are just a few of the exhibits.

The main building was an Abbey many years ago.

One of the sculptures in the extensive grounds.

A modern sculpture in wood, I call it "The Argument"!

A grotesque gargoyle.

There were many sculptures in this yard,
I thought this one looking through the gate
was quite comical.


This was my favourite sculpture, two old "tups" sat on a stone bench.
(A Tup is a shepherds term for a Ram, or male sheep)

Pictures taken on a Canon EOS300D.