Archive for November, 2020

I haven’t been able to visit the RSPB reserve at Minsmere since February so it was good to reconnect, even if only virtually and to hear how the expansion of the nuclear power plant at Sizewell is threatening to seriously affect this, the single reserve with the most diverse habitats in the UK.

Some more pictures of Canterbury Castle




Canterbury Castle in Kent built as one of the earliest Norman castles in 1066. Originally a woodern castle it was replaced by the surviving stone structure between 1100 -1135. Its highpoint in history (or indeed its low point) was when it was captured and held by the invading French army in 1380.

A plan of the interior

A model of what it looked like in 1135

The standing exterior wall

I haven’t been able to get out to photograph many monuments recently but here are some pictures of the London Troops Memorial near the Bank of England in the City of London.

It was originally unveiled in November 1920 as a memorial to the troops from the London regiments who had died during the 1st world war. An inscription was added after the end of the second world war to commemorate those in the London Regiments who had died in that conflict.

It stands outside the Royal Exchange near the Bank of England. In order for the memorial to be placed here the city corporation had to move a water fountain. The site they chose for the water fountain was already occupied by a statue of Sir Rowland Hill, founder of the modern postal system, which they then had to relocate.


Posted: November 13, 2020 in Landscape, Natural History

Some more photos from my archive. This time of a Sunset taken from a train one evening in 2017

Black-and-white Warbler

Posted: November 10, 2020 in Announcements

Many birds do not live up to their names, for example, Kentish plover, a rarity in the UK, or Dartford Warbler, to the best of my knowledge missing from SE England. But here is a photo of one that magnificently does – Black and White Warbler


A Male Black-and-white Warbler.

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Posted: November 6, 2020 in Natural History

Thought this was such a beautiful flower that I thought I would repost it here

Pensamiento — Photography Art Plus

A few more pictures from our trip to Walthamstow last week