Friday, 22 May 2015

Thunderous Looks, Stable Yard and Weathered & Worn

Thunderous Looks :- A vast sprawling space full of darkenss and light. It's easy to stand here and look out whilst mistakingly thinking there's nothing there. There's a lot going on out there. The seas slop forward and back as the forces of gravity pull them around creating waves that crash and explode on our shorelines. Clouds bubble up and evaporate at a tremendous rate. Sometimes resulting in nothing and other times creating storms that rage for thousands of miles. Way beyond that a distant star in the center of the Solar System provides all the enery that's needed for life on this small little planet of ours. The giant hot plasma ball warms our skin and its light is captured by plants and tuerned into energy by photosynthesis. Still think there's nothing there? This shot was taken from the beach at Ovingdean Gap just a few miles East of Brighton on the south coast of England.

Stable Yard :- When mention of Bletchley Park is heard nowadays one's thoughts instantly turn to code breakers, cyphers, WWII and Alan Turing. But this site wasn't created or built for that use.The mansion and grounds actually date from somewhere around the late 1870's and were lived in by Herbert Leon (a rich stockbroker), his wife and familly when he purchased it in 1883. This is a shot of the stable yard and clock tower that's situated at the back of the mansion. There are several cottages located here as well as and area that was used for vehicles and carrier pigeons. Bletchley park wasn't purchased by the British Government until 1938 in anticipation of the war. The stable yard is where Turing first worked (in cottages 2 & 3 along with Dilly Knox) in 1939.

Weathered & Worn :- Well, I have had this photo and image on file for a very long time and finally I get around to sharing it with you all. It was taken on the 31st August 2012 as I was on long (5 hour) walk around Cuckmere Haven and Estuary near Seaford on the South coast of England. The Cuckmere Valley is owned and managed by the National Trust. This is where the River Cukmere meets the English Channel and the entire area is one vast flood plain that's thick with flowers, plants and wildlife and has a rich ecosystem. It's estimated that this picturesque beauty spot sees 350,000 visitors per year.

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