Unusual Garden Ornament

The Hoares of Stourhead didn't just go in for the grandiose.  The house is surrounded by some perfectly traditional lawns and shrubberies, and whilst the walled garden doesn't bear comparison with that at Wellington it features some colourful blooms. Even the ancient trees around the hall impress, though not with the same degree of delicacy.…

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Wait ’til they get a load of this*

*apologies to Mr Nicholson's Joker for the bastardisation! The first stop on my summer excursion was Stourhead in Wiltshire, site of a Palladian Manor House built in the 18th Century.  I'll write about that house and its walled garden in a future post, but coming so soon after my visit to Studley Royal and the…

From Liverpool to Liverpool Street

The juxtaposition was unintended when I shot these images, but having written about the problems of a scheme to transform the Liverpool skyline with shiny skyscrapers, I have a set of images that I captured outside Liverpool Street Station in London... of shiny skyscrapers. There was one in particular that I came to shoot; the…