Monday, 25 May 2009

Church Road Church

Gargoyles on the tower of Church Road Methodist Church.

What came first, Church Road or the church on Church Road?

(Isn't church a funny looking word when you look at it!)

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Summer Attraction

We have a traditional carousel here for the summer.  Along with the big wheel it is something for tourists to do in the absence of the pier.

Not the most beautiful of places to put it, I would have liked to see it actually on the seafront but I am sure there are good reasons for it not to be there.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Painted Lady

A Painted Lady drinking nectar from a flower in the sensory garden in Grove Park created for the blind in 1958

Friday, 22 May 2009

Tailor & Hosier

Or he was, I wonder what 'L' stands for?

I am going for 'Leonard'... I wonder if Google can help out? 

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The Criterion

A little shabby perhaps...
The Criterion on Upper Church Road has been open and closed more often than an open and closed thing lately it seems.  It is open again now and looks like having a decent list of beers & ciders on offer.
Worth a look!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


I would have loved to grow up next to the sea!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Shamelessly eating chips on the sea wall...

I am sure it wasn't set up but wouldn't this be a great way of advertising - I certainly couldn't walk past her without wanting to pop round the corner to Kings fish & chip shop!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Land Train

Another welcoming sign for the tourists...

This is not a huge, dangerous & menacing train mowing down hapless civilians, it is a tiny tractor turned into a 'train' for kids to ride up and down the seafront.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

A church steeple

This is a close up of a church steeple that I can see from my house. I am not sure what the name of the church is, although think it may be connected to a graveyard that I know is roughly around there. I love the way it rises above the roofs of the houses surrounding it.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Weston skyline

I have recently moved and the view from my house is quite striking as we live nearly at the top of Worlebury Hill. This photo doesn't really do it justice due to the wide angled lens, but I love the beautiful clouds in the sky. This is shot towards the seafront.

Friday, 15 May 2009

The Sea - A rare visitor!

Not fair really, we get the sea as much as any coastal location but when the tide goes out it goes out a very long way!

When I saw the waves rolling in near Knightstone Island it reminded me of a Ride record I bought years ago.  The reflections are quite interesting, the muddy brown of the sea contrasted against the reflected evening light.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Grove Park War Memorial 2

A close up of the bronze at the war memorial

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Tourist Attraction

Ah we do a great job of selling the features of our town... ;)

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Driftwood close up

It's been a while since I posted due to moving house and having no internet for a while. Here is a macro photo of driftwood with some interesting red 'stuff' (the technical term!!?) on it from Sand Bay, where I, sadly, used to live.