Tuesday, 24 June 2008

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
































Often, I return to places where the developers have apparently MODERNISED a once magnificent place, only to find that they have totally destroyed it. With this fear in mind, my recent visit to the quay at Newcastle was a very pleasant surprise. Not one bit of development seemed out of place. The use of space was delightful, spacious, elegant, creative and totally in keeping with its historic past, even to the point of reconising its once of 'slave trading'.

I did used to love the old buildings along the quayside, the old cobbles, the dirtiness and grime. But the very best of these have been saved and given a sensitive facelift. Well done Newcastle!

Saturday, 14 June 2008

CLEVER THINGS - FLOWERS!




Posted by Picasa I am amazed each time I download a camera image of a flower from the garden. These are not 'super flowers' or special, prize winning specimens. These are just as they come. But, just look at them, they are amazing in colour, shape, complexity and simplicity.

Each time I download photos like this, especially when they fill the screen (try it by clicking on a photo) my scent buds are assaulted with a powerful fragrance.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

BERRIEW PAINTINGS






Posted by Picasa Well, we're almost back to normal after a slight glitch following the addition of AVG software. It seems that it may be too good at blocking things. Slowly they are making suggestions to sort things out.
Above are the three paintings I put forward for the 'Art in the Pews' exhibition, Berriew. Unfortunately none of them sold, although I did get very favourable comments in the comments book.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

CONWY CASTLE



Posted by PicasaWe recently had a few days holiday in North Wales (Gogledd Cymru). On the way to Ynys Môn we decided to take in as many different places as possible. Ynys Môn is fairly flat, but because of that it makes it possible to see the most wonderful panorama's back across to the mainland. From where we stayed in Brynsiencyn we were able to see the vast spread of Snowdonia, with Snowdon itself in 'centre stage' - the newly constructed summit cafe was shining like gold in the evening light.

On the way back we took in various places that were new to us. Conwy was a most beautiful place. The pictures above were taken inside Conwy Castle. The model shows Conwy many hundred of years ago. The wonderful thing is, this very same view is more or less still visible.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

BERRIEW CEMETRY

Posted by PicasaSorry folks, I am having trouble with my PC at present since loading a professional anti 'this that and the other' and am unable to add things very easily. Being able to type this is one step forward.

Also I am unable to make alterations to my website. Hang on tight I will be back!!!

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