There's a palpable medieval feel to the Yorkminster area; you can truly get why so many tourists flock to this part of England. This is Minster Yard, near the cathedral. 2014
A colourful sunset seen over victorian era buildings that crowd around the hill just above the harbour. English seaside, 2014.
Scarborough Habour Pontoons
The floating pontoons in the very old Scarborough harbor. The tidal range here is ver high (greater than 6 meters), which means at low tide, these yachts are very often sitting on the basin floor. Summer 2014.
Scarborough Beach Front
As a boy, I used to get very excited about the South Bay promenade. 25 years later, not so much. It looks great, but little has changed in the intervening years and it definitely feels a little ragged and passed its best. England. 2014.
I remember these Regency style hotels from my very early childhood during family holidays to the seaside in Scarborough. The memories were not completely clear, but our stay here on on the cliff edge of Scarborough's North Bay did seem very familiar. 2014
Taken during the dry cold winter of 2009, this is the River Welland, running through the frozen English market town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, 2009.
First and only time that I think I have actually seen a Mistletoe Tree. This was in the grounds of Burghley House, just inside Lincolnshire during the cold snap of 2009.
Stamford in the Winter
Another shot of the River Welland Snow. This is int he center of the (somewhat) quaint Lincolnshire market town of Stamford, 2009.
I wonder how many years it took for the waves to carve out the soft lines on the shoreline rock? This is on the shorefront at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne., England, 2014.
The dry stone wall on the eastern of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, 2014.
A Scottish piper plays at the base of the castle on the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne. Northumberland, 2014.
The remnants of the ancient Roman border between England and Scotland, 2014. As a Scotsman, I've been subject to many jokes about my ability to cross this border - all good of course.
A black and white of the sixteenth century Burghley House, the centerpiece of a vast estate as the southern end of Lincolnshire, 2009.
Normally I believe that black and white images don't work with a lot of clutter; but I do this like one; maybe because the shadows accentuate the the large tidal range of the North Sea here. Berwick Upon Tweed, England, 2014.
A snowbound back road into Peterborough from Lincolnshire, England, 2009.
North Sea Excursion
A ferry departs Scarborough Harbour for a day trip into the North Sea. Never done this myself, but i did go out once in a speedboat; will always remember the choppy waves as we zoomed offshore. 2014.
I used to drive along this back road every night on my way back from a construction site, but never stopped to look. This is the one time I did - during a heavy snow event. Lincolnshire, England, 2009.
White Cliffs of Dover
The famous white cliffs of Dover. A magnificent vertical face of chalk that greets every sailor and traveller that crosses Channel from France to England. This was the scene as we maneuvered into Dover from Calais. 2018.
As breakwaters go, this is a fairly substantial one, which tells you all you need to know about the kind of waves that might make their way into Dover Harbour. 2018.
Black Country Museum
A period hardware shop in the Black Country Museum in Dudley, England. 2019.
A lady in period costume tends to a similarly antiquated kitchen as part of the attractions at the Black Country Museum , England, 2019.
An old canal scene at the Black Country Museum. The longboat in the foreground is apparently out of Coventry, a town to the south of the greater Birmingham area. 2019.
Black Country Museum Chain Making
The art of chain making seems to simple when it is demonstrated; but it did seem like an awfully arduous and drawn out process. Must've been huge business back in the day; with lots of pressure on the craftsmen. 2019.
A old fashioned classroom at the Black Country Museum in greater Birmingham. I remember visiting Scotland Street in Glasgow and having a horsing experience. I can only image that this classroom was hell on earth for the kids. 2019.
A perfectly created main street in the Black Country Museum , complete with cobbles, a church, and even a pub! 2019.
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