Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge…..Lights

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Hamburg Docks

I don’t know if it is just me ….but places of work, that never close always look so much busier at night.

A suggestion for CEES Fun Foto Challenge on Lights

More on this link:- https://ceenphotography.com/2018/11/13/cees-fun-foto-challenge-lights/


14th November

(C) David Oakes 2018


Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Drinks


Sherry Bodega, Jerez, Spain

Liquid Gold…in black barrels, covered in dust and kept cool in the shade of the Bodega. All this disguises the skill of the Master Winemaker a skill passed down over the centuries and as in this case by the same Byass family.

An idea for CEE’s B&W Challenge this week – Drink.  Here is the link to Cee’s Page:-



9th November

(C) David Oakes 2018

CFFC Fun Foto Challenge….Where people live (or lived)

The Smallest House, CONWAY

The Smallest House in Wales and Great Britain

Standing on the Quay in the shadow of Conwy Castle is this very tiny house.  Squashed between a terrace of houses, overlooking the Conwy Estuary, this house and its neighbours were once fishermen’s homes

This one does have the honour of being the smallest house in Great Britain (and endorsed by the Guinness Book of Records) consists of only two rooms, one up one down….. and only 1.8 meters wide.

Built in the 16th century it was lived in until 1900’s.  The last owner was a Robert Jones,  a local fisherman, was rather tall.  Standing at 1.9 meters high he had to stoop in the rooms and curl up in his narrow bed. But in 1900’s the local Council made the decision that the house was unfit for human habitation.

So there you have a little of the history….now it is a ‘tourist attraction’ and worth a peak inside.

My suggestion for this weeks Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge… more on this link:-



31st October

(C) David Oakes 2018

Wordless Wednesday…Another Favourite Place


Location:- Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, North West Scotland.

(Last year early October as the only the only day of storms, on a 4 week trip, was easing!) 

31st October

(C) David Oakes 2018


Silent Sunday…… So Off to Church


Saint Michaels Chapel, Rame Head, Cornwall

Standing high and all alone on the headland known as Rame Head, overlooking the English Channel and the entrance to Plymouth Sound, stands this rugged little Chapel.

We discovered  it some years ago,  by accident, whilst walking along the Cornish Coastal Path heading towards the Devon County boundary

I don’t know a great deal about the Chapel. I do know it was consecrated for the saying of Mass in 1397 and dedicated to Saint Michael. The Chapel itself is a little older than that. The location is also thought to have Celtic heritage for several centuries prior.

Saint Michael is now just an empty shell…. but despite that, and perhaps because of its dramatic location, it still has that special feel of a spiritual place that once was of some important.

Standing high on the headland, I guess it is of some importance to sailors,  a great landmark for those approaching Plymouth Sound


28th October

(C) David Oakes 2018