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Travel: Decorated Roof Panels – Mutrah Souk, Muscat, Oman

September 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Loved viewing this beautifully decorated roof and colourful ceiling panels in the Mutrah Souq in Muscat, Oman earlier this year …..

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Travel: Wall art in Cuitadella

August 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Spotted this clever piece of wall art, an extension of Vermeer’s Milkmaid, whilst in the beautiful city of Cuitadella in Menorca …

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Photography – An autumnal afternoon in London, England

November 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Photography – The Life of Christ, Wintershall Estate, Surrey, UK

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

A photo record of the annual open-air passion play of the Life of Christ held at the Wintershall Estate near Guildford in Surrey.

‘More than a play, it’s an experience not to be missed’.  Having now seen the 3-act play twice, I totally agree.

The play was written and adapted from the Bible by Peter Hutley, owner of the Wintershall Estate.

ACT 1 – The Nativity and Childhood of Jesus

ACT 2 – The Ministry of Jesus

ACT 3 – The Passion and Ascension of Christ

CWR has produced a DVD, ‘Jesus -The Wounded Healer’, suitable for Church study groups at Lent and shot on location at the Wintershall Estate, courtesy of Peter Hutley.

Photography – Classic images of the Cornish coast, England

The Old Lifeboat Station, Polpeor Cove, Lizard Point,Cornwall

The Lizard – the most southerly point in mainland Britain

The extraordinary raised footpath of Chapel Lane on The Lizard

The Bishop Rock, Kynance Cove, Cornwall

Royal Navy Helicopter from RNAS Culdrose at Church Cove, Cornwall

Trinity House signpost, Lizard Lighthouse

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – the Carriage Procession and Fly-past

June 8, 2012 5 comments

I was fortunate to get Diamond Jubilee tickets in the public ballot for the carriage procession and the RAF fly past at Buckingham Palace – just a stunning day.

10.20am  The Queen leaving Buckingham Palace for the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

1pm  The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery passes Buckingham Palace on their way to Horse Guards Parade for the 60 gun salute to the Monarch after her 60 years on the throne.

2.30pm  The Queen in the 1902 State Landau, together with other members of the Royal Family, returns to Buckingham Palace in the carriage procession, accompanied by the Household Cavalry mounted regiment (the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals) providing the Sovereign’s Escort. 

3.30pm  The Balcony appearance: The Queen accompanied by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. When Her Majesty appeared on the balcony, the Guard of Honour performed a ‘feu du joie’. The ‘fire of joy’ is a ceremonial celebration whereby a salute is fired by rifles in rapid succession along a line of troops and back again, interspersed with bars of the National Anthem. 

3.40pm The RAF fly-past: following the the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Red Arrows roared down the Mall and over the top of Buckingham Palace trailing a red, white and blue plume of smoke.

250,000 people were in the Mall at the end of the day – with an estimated 1 million in London today for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – The South Stand, facing Buckingham Palace

For me, these 10 words sum up the Diamond Jubilee:

British, Christianity, Constancy, Crowds, Dedication, Military, Music, Pageantry, Queen and Weather!

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