Travel Theme : Paths

Glenaloch Walk, Drimoleague

Along the trail on the Glenalochy walk

The photo above was taken on a hike near Dunmanway in West Cork a few weeks ago, visibility was a bit hazy, but the scenery was still beautiful.

Signpost on Donovan Castle walk

George the Sky, Dunmanway

Along the way we came across this sign showing the way to the top of the mountain where an old man called George lived for many years, his house was so remote and high in the hills that he became known as ‘George the Sky’ and it’s nice to see that he is remembered.

In spite of the hustle and bustle, there are quiet corners in London, such as this old ruin of a church near Monument Tube Station, it’s St Dunstan in the East, with benches and a garden to sit and rest after a busy morning in the city.

Linked to Ailsa’s Travel theme

St Dunstan in the East : Tranquility

St Dunstan in the East

St Dunstan in the East

The Church of St Dunstan, is in the heart of the City of London with all its tall skyscrapers, and was originally built around 1100.   It is a Grade I listed building.  A new south aisle was added in 1391 and was repaired in 1631. It was severely damaged in 1666 by the Great Fire of London, which started very close to the church. A steeple and tower was added in 1695-1701 by Sir Christopher Wren.

The Church was again severely damaged in the Blitz of 1941 but Wren’s tower and steeple survived the bombing. During the re-organisation of the Anglican Church after World War II it was decided not to rebuild St Dunstan’s.

In 1967 the City of London decided to turn the remains into a public garden, which opened in 1970, and it has plants and benches, and a fountain, and is truly a haven for a break from stressful city life, even if only for half an hour.

Here are some more photos of the garden

 

Wordless Wednesday : Purple Twilight

London Bridge

Light on shade, London

52 Weeks Photo Challenge – Week 10 – Morning

Nando's restaurants

Nandos – good at anytime!

If you like spicy portuguese style chicken, then you must visit Nandos – this branch is in Southwark, London, but the first Nandos was established in 1987 in Johannesburg. there are branches all around the world now.    Even if it’s morning time, it’s never too early for Nando’s!

 

Check out more morning posts here

H2o : Weekly Photo Challenge

London

London at night, looking at the City district

London

Tower Bridge and the River Thames taken from the Sky Garden, Fenchurch Street

My photos were taken recently in London, strolling along besides the River Thames, the longest river in England, which has many bridges spanning it, and lots of boats of all shapes and types, travelling on it daily.   Even at night, this body of H20 is never still or deserted, always moving and always carrying people and things along with it.

linked to Weekly Photo Challenge

52 Week Photo Challenge – Pattern

I just came across another challenge that sounds interesting, it’s called the 52 week challenge, and the theme this week is patterns.    My photos were taken in London recently, we were walking along the South Bank by London Bridge, and as the bridges were lighting up as the evening grew darker, there were some interesting patterns to photograph.

London Bridge

Light on shade, London

lighting up time, London

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Wordless Wednesday : Take Me Home, London Tube

Going Home

Waiting at the Tube station, Blackfriars Bridge, London

 

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