Category Archives: Ruins

One Word Sunday: Missing

I love trying to find an image to fit Debbie’s word on a Sunday, and this on had me wondering how to approach it So, first I thought of a clock with missing numbers And a house with missing slates

One Word Sunday: Missing

I love trying to find an image to fit Debbie’s word on a Sunday, and this on had me wondering how to approach it So, first I thought of a clock with missing numbers And a house with missing slates

Singular moments (2): Souville

More of those moments, however brief, when you come across something that strikes a chord, sticks in the mind….. Verdun…the enormity of the French sacrifice in World War 1 Exploring the woods around Verdun….we visited the forts of Vaux and

Singular moments (2): Souville

More of those moments, however brief, when you come across something that strikes a chord, sticks in the mind….. Verdun…the enormity of the French sacrifice in World War 1 Exploring the woods around Verdun….we visited the forts of Vaux and

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 13

The Pont du Gard, near Remoulins in Provence- I first saw it in spring, 1982, when I visited my parents when they were holidaying  in France.  Many years before, my father had told me about a bridge with no railings

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 13

The Pont du Gard, near Remoulins in Provence- I first saw it in spring, 1982, when I visited my parents when they were holidaying  in France.  Many years before, my father had told me about a bridge with no railings

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 12

I had read of the abandoned town of Craco some years ago now, and  determined to see it when I found out that it was possible to visit. I can still see myself taking these images, walking around this place…and

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 12

I had read of the abandoned town of Craco some years ago now, and  determined to see it when I found out that it was possible to visit. I can still see myself taking these images, walking around this place…and

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 9

Another place that remains sharp in my mind are the Cathar castles of Lastours, visited nearly nine years ago. Most impressive, as there is a group of four castles strung about the hillside on a rocky spine high above the

I remember it as if it were yesterday / 9

Another place that remains sharp in my mind are the Cathar castles of Lastours, visited nearly nine years ago. Most impressive, as there is a group of four castles strung about the hillside on a rocky spine high above the

I remember it as if it were yesterday….. / 6

Around three decades ago I visited Crete, and prior to setting out had done some reading. I don’t remember now where I first heard of Spinalonga, but determined to get there somehow. IIn those days, you had to visit in a

I remember it as if it were yesterday….. / 6

Around three decades ago I visited Crete, and prior to setting out had done some reading. I don’t remember now where I first heard of Spinalonga, but determined to get there somehow. IIn those days, you had to visit in a

One Word Sunday: List

Well, today’s word is List…so shall we have a building with a serious list to one side: …or a good old-fashioned list of things: The choice is yours…what will you go for? Linked to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here

One Word Sunday: List

Well, today’s word is List…so shall we have a building with a serious list to one side: …or a good old-fashioned list of things: The choice is yours…what will you go for? Linked to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here

I remember it as if it were yesterday….. / 5

This one is related to my love of ruins. I had seen a photograph of Fay Godwin’s taken near Tanygrisiau in Snowdonia. This was in, I think, 1984, the pre- Internet age. I got my maps of North Wales out and

I remember it as if it were yesterday….. / 5

This one is related to my love of ruins. I had seen a photograph of Fay Godwin’s taken near Tanygrisiau in Snowdonia. This was in, I think, 1984, the pre- Internet age. I got my maps of North Wales out and