Archive for July, 2009

52/30/5 Week 30

July 26th, 2009

For the first time in many months, I am actually up to date and posting the photos within the week they’re for. Week 30 took me to the Carillion in Lake Burley Griffin.

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The Carillion was a gift from the UK Government in 1970. Living only 2km or so from it was incredibly annoying, as the bells are played very frequently.

Carillion I

Carillion II

Carillion III

A view of the lake from the Carillion:

Lake Burley Griffin

And a willow tree suffering from winter:

Naked Willow

The full set is on Flickr. And more to come next week.

52/30/5 Week 29

July 24th, 2009

Week 29 was taken at Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. In particular, in the carpark during the morning fog.

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Fog I

Fog II


Fog IV

Fog V

The full set will be loaded with the rest of the backlog. And that’s actually got the photos up to date – of course, more are due next weekend. So see you in a day or two.

52/30/5 Week 28

July 23rd, 2009

Week 28 is the last set of photos from my trip to Europe. This time, Whitby Abbey.

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Whitby Abbey I

Whitby Abbey II

Whitby Abbey III

Whitby Abbey IV

Whitby Abbey V

Full set to be loaded soon. And tomorrow is the last of the backlog.

52/30/5 Week 27

July 22nd, 2009

Week 27 was taken at Hadrian’s Wall, in particular the old Roman fort of Vercovicium.

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The site:

Houstead's Roman Fort

The wall:

Hadrian's Wall

The old commander’s barracks, showing the heating system:

Roman Heating

The wall of the fort:

Fort wall

And looking South from the fort:

Looking south

As before, I’ll be loading the full set soon. Just two more catch ups to go.

52/30/5 Week 26

July 21st, 2009

Week 26 was taken at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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The view from the road on the way to the causeway:

Towards the Causeway

And the causeway itself:

Giant's Causeway I

Giant's Causeway II

Giant's Causeway III

Giant's Causeway IV

Full set to be loaded when my Internet resets at the start of August. Just a few more days of backlog now.

52/30/5 Week 25

July 20th, 2009

Week 25 was taken at Pembroke Castle in Wales. A fantastic castle, well worth visiting if you’re in the area.

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The view from the battlements:


The old Norman hall, the core of the buildings on the site:

Norman Hall

The cave under the castle, the origin of activity on the site:


The view inside the keep:


And the view from the top of the keep:

From the Top

Full set to be loaded at the start of August. More to come on Tuesday.

52/30/5 Week 24

July 19th, 2009

Week 24 was taken at Stonehenge.

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Stonehenge I

Stonehenge II

Stonehenge III

Stonehenge IV

Stonehenge V

I’m sure the full set will show up eventually. More on Monday (the backlog would be down to four, except another week has passed, so I actually owe five…)

52/30/5 Week 23

July 18th, 2009

Week 23 was taken at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

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The main entrance:

Entrance to Blenheim

The main building of the palace:

Blenheim Palace

The Column of Victory:

Victory Pillar

An eye above the entrance to the palace:


The Capability Brown gardens:

Blenheim Gardens

The full set will get uploaded eventually… More on Sunday.

52/30/5 Week 22

July 17th, 2009

Week 22 was taken at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, home of the people who cracked German codes in WW2.

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The rebuilt Bombe, the machines used to crack the Enigma code:


The sadly neglected huts that the code breakers worked in:

Bletchely Hut

A Harrier Jump Jet, which had no discernible reason for being here:


The rebuilt Colossus computer (another code breaker, and the first digital computer):


The office of Alan Turing during the war:

Turing's Office

The full set will be up in a week or two. More on Saturday.

52/30/5 Week 21

July 16th, 2009

Week 21 was taken at Highgate Cemetery in London.

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Cat Grave


Grave path

The full set isn’t up yet, but will be soon. More on Friday.