This is another picture from my brief trip to Bath a week ago. The fan vaulting in this abbey church is spectacular and amongst the best in the country, totally enhanced by the golden Bath stone (an oolitic limestone). The ceiling was originally built under Robert and William Vertue and restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 19th century.
When I arrived off the overnight ferry from Belfast Monday last week, I had some time to kill before heading on to the Environmental Health conference in Nottingham. So I turned right and drove up to New Brighton to catch the sunrise over the Mersey. I’ve got lots of nice moody shots of orange clouds, but I rather like this one with the lone fisherman and the pilot boat heading upstream.
Update 31/10/2015 – This picture has just won first place in the weekly photo competition on www.geograph.org.uk. Chester Cathedral III – the Nave won second place.
Autumn sunlight through copper beech leaves at Kilmory Castle, Lochgilphead, Argyll.
When down in Englandshire last week, I took a brief trip to Bath. This is the florist’s on Pulteney Bridge.
The nave of Chester Cathedral was built in the 13th and 14th centuries in the Gothic style. More on Wikipedia.
Update 31/10/2015 – This picture has just won second place in the weekly photo competition on www.geograph.org.uk. Mersey dawn won first place.
Another view of the columns supporting the vaulted ceiling in the vestibule to the chapter house in Chester Cathedral.
A colonnade in Chester cathedral in the vestibule to the chapter house.
Two rhododendron buds on different plants in the gardens of Kilmory Castle, Lochgilphead, Argyll. The gardens once had the most extensive collection of rhododendrons in the country.
From the gardens at Kilmory Castle, Lochgilphead, Argyll.