Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Breaking Out, Standing Way Bridge and Hazy Morning

Breaking Out :- Just before you get to the entrance where you pay to gain access to National Trust owned Scotney Castle there's a Grade II listed walled garden. It was created sometime around 1840 and is (roughly) 50 metres by 50 metres with 3 metre (10 feet) high walls. In the South West corner there's an old tree that's obviously got fed up and bored of being stuck in this one acre enclosure and is slowly removing the red bricks from the wall and hoping that nobody notices before it makes its escape. Scotney Castle is located near Lamberhurst in Kent, England.

Standing Way Bridge :- As you walk along the tow path of the Grand Union Canal as it passes through Milton Keynes you pass under many beautiful and old brick arched bridges. Most of them date from the late 1800's or early 1900's and they are all stunning and full of character. So it shocked me somewhat to round a corner and come across this modern crossing. Square and brutally fullfilling its purpose this is the bridge that carries the "Standing Way" dual carriageway over the Grand Union Canal. Fortunately for me I happened to be there just as the late afternoon light was right and all was still and calm.

Hazy Morning :- Shot on a surprisingly warm and humid April morning way back in 2013. I was standing on the beach roughly halfway between Brighton's famous pier and it's huge Marina which you can see sticking out into the sea. Once again I was stunned to find I was the only one bothered to venture out on the pebbles and take in the fresh air. It was just coming up to 11 am and the place seemed to be desserted.

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