Monday, 31 October 2011

HARD TEXTURE

HARD TEXTURE
I noticed this when I was visiting a medieval building in North Western France earlier this year....
I was drawn to both the pattern as well as the texture of the stone.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

X MARKS THE SPOT

CRANES AT THE PORT OF ST MALO
These cranes and their reflection were seen at the port of St Malo in North Western France.
St Malo has a history of being a home of the Corsairs - French Privateers and Pirates.

More recently (1998) it was the site of an Anglo-French summit which led to a significant agreement regarding European Defence Policy.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

EARLY MORNING ON THE BEACH.

EARLY MORNING ON THE BEACH
During the day, Bournemouth beach can be a very busy place. Even during the Autumn months a lot of people visit the beach and with dogs and children running around and cyclists riding along the promenade it often gets too busy for me.
However if you are prepared to get up early and go for a walk along the beach you might be lucky enough to see the quiet side of the beach.
With the tide going out this fisherman is making good use of his early start by sorting out and repairing some of his fishing gear.....

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

MONT-ST-MICHEL....NORMANDY .

VIEW OF MONT-ST-MICHEL
Most photographs of Mont-St-Michel in Normandy Northern France are taken at some distance in order to show the Mont in its full setting half a mile off the coast. When I visited the Mont in the spring I also took a number of images of the Mont from some distance away and that is certainly the most popular view that we all see.

However the Mont can also be quite impressive when viewed closer as can be seen in this image of the massive structure which almost seems to be growing out of the very rock itself.

Mont St Michel and it's bay is included on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. At the very top of the spire is a statue of the Archangel Michael.