Back in September 10 of use got together and rented this magnificent 18th century château (Château de la Roquette) on the outskirts of Rodez in southern France. The château was enormous, comprising six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge room and games room (with a pool table). The grounds included a good-sized swimming pool and sun-bathing area, barbecue area and a huge garden. For a week we lived like kings!
One of the recently restored/rebuilt follies at Hardwick Park (the grounds were originally laid out in the 1750s but fell into ruin/disrepair by the late 1800s), near Sedgefield in County Durham. Minerva being the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Athena.
We had a nice picnic here on the grass back in July when it was still sunny
Time for a little nature photography. This was taken (back in July) at the lake in Hardwick Park, which is near Sedgefield in County Durham. I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to birds, so I have no idea what type this is!
My first post for quite some time and it’s another shot from the seafront at Redcar.
Sad new zombie lovers, the annual Brighton zombie march (i.e. Beach Of The Dead), which normally takes place in October, has been cancelled this year. In the words of event organiser Kate Amer: “From matters beyond our organiser’s control Beach Of The Dead needs to allow the dead to rest until the grey matter decays”. Apparently 6000 of the living dead participated last year and with a similar number expected this year, the organisers have been unable to raise enough money for an increase in stewarding, medical costs and event insurance. Hopefully they will find a way to hold future events.
A real shame as this event has been a great source of photography for me in the past. And I always enjoy the ritual of dressing in torn second-hand clothes, drenching myself in fake blood and sticking on prosthetic wounds.