Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge..

 

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The Blacksmiths Work Bench

I hope you like this as a suggestion for this weeks ‘Odd Ball’ Challenge.

You can see other suggestions on this link:-

https://ceenphotography.com/2018/06/17/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge

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18th June

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

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Silent Sunday….The Weeping Window

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Hardly seems a year since Derby hosted, for a few short weeks, this magnificent tribute to those who sacrificed so much in WW1 and the conflicts that have followed….. But a year it is, and still talked about by many as a very fitting tribute in a unique location.

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The Silk Mill, Derby.

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A Silent Reminder for Silent Sunday

17th June

(C) David Oakes 2018

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge -Trains, etc..

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A Long Way from Home….

An engine once built for the South African Railways… now refurbished and in action on the Welsh Highland Railway, North Wales

Just a suggestion for this Week Black and White Photo Challenge.

You can see more on this link:-

https://ceenphotography.com/2018/06/14/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-trains-and-tracks/ 

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14th June

(C) David Oakes 2018

Silent Sunday….. So off to Church

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Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

The small but important Welsh Market Town of Brecon (pop approx. 8500), lying in the shadows of the Brecon Beacons, supports a very much wider agricultural community in this part of rural Powys.

Since 1920 it has also been the home of Brecon Cathedral.

The Cathedral is on an enclosed circular hill, so is quite peaceful and secluded in its own grounds.  There has of course been a church on this location for many centuries.  The original church of Saint John, a Norman construction was built in 1093.  It is also thought to have been built on the site of a much earlier Celtic Church.  St. Johns was rebuilt in the gothic style in 1215, also blessed with a new name of Holy Rood (Holy Cross) but for many centuries it suffered troubles.  The Dissolution of the Monasteries was of course the worst.

However despite it many troubles the church was renovated and eventually made the Cathedral we see today.

I described the Cathedral as peaceful and there is no better place to feel that peace than to stand in the centre of the Nave with its stone pillars and arched ceilings

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The Nave, Brecon Cathedral

27th May

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

DP Weekly Photo Challenge. The Old Gardeners Shed…..with twisted ropes

 

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Time literally stood still in this old abandoned Gardeners Shed. The hands on the clock…..gone, but the tools and ropes all neatly hung each in its own place….with of course the twisted ropes.

My suggestion got this weeks DP Photo Challenge.  You can see other suggestions on this link:- via Photo Challenge: Twisted 

25th May

(C) David Oakes 2018