. . . just because I like it!
This week, I’d love for you to look at things a bit differently. Whether it’s through an actual picture frame, a few stalks of grass, or even the spokes of a bicycle tire, find an alternative frame to the world around you and share what you see!
So says Nancy Thanki at the Daily Post for this weeks Photo Challenge.
I feel that my photo has frames within frames within frames . . . what do you think?
Join in here!
Paula at Lost in Translation has given us a list of five words to chose from for her Thursday Special this week. Her words are,
Flying over north east Borneo to Sabah, there’s good chance you’ll see Mount Kinabalu, unless you’re very fit, you’ll find it pretty elusive otherwise. Even seven years ago I wouldn’t have been fit enough to climb it, mountain are for looking at!
Taken from a plane window, this is isn’t the clearest image, if it was it wouldn’t be quite as elusive would it?🙂
Paula would love to see you too, pop across and say hello.
I regularly drive past the sign for Buckfast Abbey, a place I hadn’t visited since I was a child fifty years ago. A return visit was long overdue.
Benedictine monks first arrived there in the early 11th century, but the monastery was destroyed in 1539, during Henry V111th’s dissolution. In 1882 a group of French Benedictine monks settled there and a slow rebuild began.
This is what happened next.
What an achievement.
Once inside, initially I was distinctly underwhelmed, until I stopped comparing it to the Cathedral in Exeter. The vaulting is different but interesting.
A beautiful screen.
And some pretty chapels.
Buckfast is a peaceful place, the part that filled me with joy was an amazing stained glass area, where photography was not allowed. I’d go back just to see that again. I did manage to buy a postcard of part of it,
But you will get a better idea here.
Now, once I went outside to the gardens, I really started to enjoy Buckfast. There’s a lavender garden, but it was past it’s best, as well as a sensory and a physic garden.
So this is Buckfast, a tranquil place to spend and hour or two. They have a restaurant and gift shop, as well as a conference centre. Visiting, and parking is free, so if you’re driving along the Devon Expressway why not call in?
I’m tempted to link to Jo’s Monday walk, because I didn’t sit down for a couple of hours even if i didn’t walk very far, and I don’t think she’ll tell me off!
Paula’s theme is composition for Black and White Sunday this week. We can choose to follow the conventional rules of photography, thirds, leading lines etc, or ignore them in our choice of image.
Mine is an i phone image, and because of the shape, I chose the square setting in camera, but converted it to black and white later. I was attracted to the wrought iron fence because of the bracelet hanging from it. Someone’s lost treasure, of monetary value, but I wonder about the story.
Maybe it was found later.
You can join Paula here.
How many flowers to a stem?
Have a lovely weekend!
So just now I was talking about Ashburton and it’s abundance of vintage shops, and it seemed rude not to show you.
And there were more!
Ashburton centre really only has two streets, but they are full of charm, here are some views.
So who’s a fan of vintage? if you are then you’d be in heaven in Ashburton. I’m not, it’s too twee for my taste. Having said that, I wouldn’t say no to an old typewriter or some cameras!
Ashburton is a pretty little town in south Devon, it lies to the south east of Dartmoor National Park and is a former Stannary town. As well as it’s fair share of traditional shops, including an ironmonger, it has a lot of vintage and antique shops, expensive but intriguing.
I had a wander earlier in the week and found this wedding dress hanging in a charity shop. As soon as i saw this weeks challenge I knew this was my entry. It’s a pity I used my mobile, but you’ll get the idea.
My first thoughts were vintage late 1960’s, but an image search failed to confirm that, there wasn’t anything that risqué. Do you have any ideas? The lace doesn’t seem modern to me.
So this is my rare entry, do you have one to share?