Monday, 27 April 2015

Bletchely Lake, Path to Nowhere and Metal Cormorant

Bletchely Lake :- Bletchley park is now famous and well known for being the home of the code breakers. This is where a huge team of highly intelligent and clever people gathered in secrecy to intercept cyphers and codes and in turn shorten WWII by two to four years and save thousands upon thousands of lives. The huts and grand house (which you can see in the center of this shot) were placed around a large lake which provided a welcome break from the mind mending puzzles they were faced with daily. There are a few rare photographs from that period that actually show some of the Bletchley Park code breakers skating on the lake when it hd frozen over in Winter. Bletchley Park is in Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire and now open to the public.

Path to Nowhere :- A shot that was screaming at me to be taken as I wandered from the village of Ovingdean and over the top of East Brighton Gold Course to get to Brighton itself. A thick sea mist had blanketed the coast and visibility was dwon to only a few hundred yards at most. The course was deadly quiet as the mist stifled all sound, no wildlife was to be seen and not a single golfer was out. Who'd try to hit a ball in that! The chalk pathway is one of the paths on the golf course for those using a golf buggy.

Metal Cormorant :- This is a shot (looking south) taken from the Swing Bridge in Newhaven on the south coast of England. It's looking down the River Ouse towards Fort Hill where the river meets the sea. Just to the right of center you can see a large Cormorant standing on the remnants of an old bridge. It was made by local sculptor Christian Funnell and was originally part of a carnival float. Christian decided later on to place it on the river as part of a joke thinking it would be removed by the authorities. It wasn't removed at all and has become welcomed by the locals. Since this shot was taken a new Cormorant has been commisioned and made by Christian which is steel and is 2.5m x 2.5m in size.

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