Monday, 30 August 2010

Lovely Place. What More Can You Say?

York Minster last Friday. A rare summer sun warms the stone. Lovely place. What more can you say?

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Steam Engineering

Back after my short break and returning with another picture of steam engineering. This is the LMS Princess Class locomotive, Princess Elizabeth, seen at Huddersfield Railway Station yesterday. I was on my way to York in a very new and dull diesel electric train. How I wish I had been joining this beauty instead. Built in November 1933, the Princess Elizabeth used to pull the Royal Scot train between London and Glasgow. These days it is used for special excursions : the one yesterday was on the magnificent Settle to Carlisle line.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Steam Engineer

Taken earlier today at the Halifax Show. An ancient steam engine was lovingly cared for by a somewhat eccentric steam engineer.

Monday, 9 August 2010

The Corners Of His Sensitive Mouth Were Depressed.

Photograph by J & H Koch Studio, Crefeld, Germany (Carte de Visite in my own collection). Words by H G Wells, "A History Of Mr Polly"

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Every Picture Has Its Shadows

Words : Joni Mitchell, Shadows and Light : Picture : Alan Burnett, Brighouse Many Years Ago.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

What Am I To Do?

Picture taken in Northowram looking in the general direction of Howarth. Words Charlotte Bronte.

Monday, 2 August 2010

The Taker Took

Like most photographers, I am not too keen on having my photograph taken. Last Thursday was therefore a particularly trying day as I was followed around by a photographer from the Yorkshire Post who were doing a feature on the West Yorkshire in Ten Squares series which is on my News From Nowhere Blog. I did manage to get this shot of the photographer photographing me photographing him photographing me .... etc.

To see the Yorkshire Post article follow THIS LINK

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