Friday, 8 August 2014

Poppy Town, Inner Harbour and Manastirea Turnu

"Poppy Town" :- Due to it being a major anniversary of the First World War poppies are everywhere. Quite rightly so too. But I have been surprised to see where they have been springing up as I have travelled around. Many towns and cities have planted them in places that you wouldn't normally expect to see them but I think that's a good thing. It reminds us all that these events can happen anywhere and at any time and more importantly to anyone. This patch of bright red poppies was on the corner of Ditchling Road and Union Road by The Level, a municipal park in the the city of Brighton, Sussex, England.

"Inner Harbour" :- Darkening skies turned the harbour at Mevagissey into a brooding, cold and dramatic vista. The little Cornish fishing village has a long history that's full to the brim with tales of smugglers and contraband. It's unusual in that it has two harbour walls. The first was built sometme around 1774 when the first Act of Parliament was passed that allowed the new port to be built. Much later a secondary and outer harbour wall was constructed in 1888 only to be damaged a few years on in 189. They were rebuilt eventually in 1897 and still stand to this day. The view that you see here was taken from "Middle Wharf" looking out over the small inner harbour towards the exit that leads to the much bigger outer harbour.

"Manastirea Turnu" :- This is a view of the mighty river Olt that runs near the town of Călimăneşti in county of Valcea in Romania. We were on our way back to England having left Constanța and the Black Sea behind us. We'd driven for many hours already and stopped to fuel up, stretch our legs, grab a coffee and a quick bite to eat. This was the view from the gas station. Very near this location there is a Monastery built by Mircea the Old in 1388. We were driving on the legendary DN7 route which is the second most used road in Romania. The road links Bucharest with the Banat region and connects to Transylvania ... which was our next leg of the trip.

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