Category Archives: Ruins

Note to self…never chuck Negatives

Well, it’s a bit late now! But over the years, with house moves especially, it’s easy to get rid of stuff. Yesterday, in the heat, I thought I would do some gentle sorting….I didn’t get far, because I came across

Note to self…never chuck Negatives

Well, it’s a bit late now! But over the years, with house moves especially, it’s easy to get rid of stuff. Yesterday, in the heat, I thought I would do some gentle sorting….I didn’t get far, because I came across

The Impossible Journey

Seen recently, this beautiful shiny train coach is bound for Ilfracombe…. Really? This was Ilfracombe station as it was being torn down in 1972: …it only survives in the memory

The Impossible Journey

Seen recently, this beautiful shiny train coach is bound for Ilfracombe…. Really? This was Ilfracombe station as it was being torn down in 1972: …it only survives in the memory

One Word Sunday: Chimney

Here’s a very solid chimney at the ruined lead mine of Frongoch near Pontrhydygroes, Ceredigion, mid-Wales as it was in the mid 1980s: Linked to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here

One Word Sunday: Chimney

Here’s a very solid chimney at the ruined lead mine of Frongoch near Pontrhydygroes, Ceredigion, mid-Wales as it was in the mid 1980s: Linked to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here

One Word Sunday: Sugar

Well, Debbie showed us a photo of the Tate and Lyle factory on the banks of the Thames, so I’ve dug out a different shot I took of the place a few years ago …and for another sugar shot, here’s

One Word Sunday: Sugar

Well, Debbie showed us a photo of the Tate and Lyle factory on the banks of the Thames, so I’ve dug out a different shot I took of the place a few years ago …and for another sugar shot, here’s

The Call to Place – Rheims-Geux

My yearning to find a place, experience it for myself is frequently through reading of it, via printed media or on the Internet. Most of the best ruined, abandoned places I have seen in the past have been found this

The Call to Place – Rheims-Geux

My yearning to find a place, experience it for myself is frequently through reading of it, via printed media or on the Internet. Most of the best ruined, abandoned places I have seen in the past have been found this

Pleasure of Ruins / 10 Buildwas Abbey

A marvellous old ruin that quite surprised me when I decided to visit en route to a friend in the Midlands. Buildwas Abbey was founded in 1135 as a Savignac monastery, and there is still a fair sized ruin to

Pleasure of Ruins / 10 Buildwas Abbey

A marvellous old ruin that quite surprised me when I decided to visit en route to a friend in the Midlands. Buildwas Abbey was founded in 1135 as a Savignac monastery, and there is still a fair sized ruin to

Pleasure of Ruins / 9 Wenlock Priory

A post resulting from some banter with Meg (of Morsels and Scraps)  and also Jude (of Under a Cornish Sky) ….time to get this series going again. I have searched high and low for previous posts I thought I had

Pleasure of Ruins / 9 Wenlock Priory

A post resulting from some banter with Meg (of Morsels and Scraps)  and also Jude (of Under a Cornish Sky) ….time to get this series going again. I have searched high and low for previous posts I thought I had

Netley Abbey in a different century

In Pleasure of Ruins / 1 here, I posted some images of Netley abbey, taken around 2011. Today I was chatting with a friend and she showed me a book which had an image of what this place looked like

Netley Abbey in a different century

In Pleasure of Ruins / 1 here, I posted some images of Netley abbey, taken around 2011. Today I was chatting with a friend and she showed me a book which had an image of what this place looked like