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.

Monday, 11 May 2009

The Major From Glengarry

The Major From Glengarry.  Not a pub I have tried yet but I guess I should as it is so close to the house, I always tend to walk past it in favour of the bars on the sea front.  One day...
The name could have something to do with the Glengarry Light Infantry, will have a nose about if I go in someday.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

The Pier Barge

The wind was too strong for the barge that is holding the huge crane used to pile drive the new pier supports into the bedrock to remain near the pier so it went out to sea.

The camera was fooled by the difficult exposure so the image was pretty washed out.  I should have spent some time sorting it out by going to fully manual but I was too busy having a lovely day!
So, push the contrast & duo-toned in Lightroom.  That'll do!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Youth Event in the Italianate Gardens

Some kind of youth event in the gardens.  A kind of 'jam' session for young bands and lots of information being handed out.  Big adverts for 'Chlamydia' - thought it was popular enough without the adverts...

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Catch Me If You Can

We don't need to...  Pretty soon you will fall off the roof & do yourself serious damage!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Water Ski Club

Personally I don't see how they can get enough speed up being towed behind a tractor but what do I know?

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


What is the oldest tree in the world?  The highest? Largest in diameter?  Most useful?  Most beautiful?  Most amount living in it?

Monday, 4 May 2009

The Seaward Hotel

Definitely Seaward!  Only a few metres from the sand with a great terrace to enjoy a drink or two is the Seaward Hotel.
As we are off to the beach now for a bit of a barbecue I might well be in there in an hour warming up!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Grove Park War Memorial

Something to really look at rather than just glance at.  Every single name on this, and every other memorial to every war in every country of the world, is or was a real person.  Someone will have photos of them at home; labels underneath the photos saying 'Dad' or 'Son' or 'Uncle' or 'Daughter'.
Not just names cast in bronze.  Far too many names cast in bronze.
I looked for names from my own regiment and found a few, I also saw names from so many other countries that had supported us.  I will try to make some kind of montage to show a few.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Parkour Guy Final

The last time this guy is going to be featured on the blog, unless I spot him doing some other equally noteworthy stuff of course.

Apart from his flying, twisting somersaults he and his friend did a nifty little backward somersault from standing on the beach wall.  Show offs! ;)