Oxford, a city in central southern England, revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. The architecture of its 38 colleges in the city’s medieval center led poet (a personal favourite) Matthew Arnold to nickname it the 'City of Dreaming Spires'. The photo shows a part cobbled side street leading down to the High Street.
The famous railway viaduct over the River Nidd at Knaresborough, taken from the castle ruins above the town.Started in 1846, the original viaduct fell down when nearing completion and had to be rebuilt. It was finally ready in 1851.
Taken from the ruins of Knaresborough Castle the Bridge which acts as a railway viaduct stands majestically over the river Nidd in West Yorkshire.
Sitting right in the heart of Oxford but bounded by its Meadow and the Rivers Cherwell and Isis, Christ Church is architecturally stunning. The Cathedral is a Romanesque gem and is entered from Tom Quad (the largest in Oxford and Wolsey’s work). Christopher Wren’s Tom Tower is the college’s most famous feature and an Oxford landmark. Striking additions in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries complete what is not simply a panorama but a place for living and working. Textures and effects have been added
Camden is a wonderful place to spend the day (and money!). At the entrance to the Camden Lock area was this outdoor cafe with the most awesome seats. I used selective colour to highlight both the seats - red, white and blue - and also the lovely lady at the centre seemingly engrossed in a crossword as she enjoys her break.
Willow branches hanging down over the River in Upminster.
A gypsy Cob (horse) has a break and the owners of the wonderful Bow Top Caravans chat to each other Taken at the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria.
Well, this could be in Tuscany..but no, this is a scene taken at the Yorkshire Lavender Center where the air is heady with aromatic delights!
The horses at Appleby Fair are often seen trotting, or racing, down the 'flash'. Cries of mind your back!' resonate as the crowds are often too large to stay safely behind the barriers. Exciting and fascinating, this International People's Fair is an Awesome experience.
The horse fair, also known as Appleby New Fair, is held each year in early June. It attracts about 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers, about 1000 caravans, several hundred horse-drawn vehicles, and about 30,000 visitors. Rather than an organised event with a set programme, it's billed as the biggest traditional Gypsy Fair in Europe, one that's like a big family get together. The horses are washed and trotted up and down the flashing lane most main days. Here an able rider is taking his beautiful horse up the main street from the River side.