Day 139 – Oldie But Goodie…

Today was the last day of the 2019 Cape to Cape tour for classic cars, and the 40 cars involved passed right in front of the restaurant where we were eating lunch. Started in 2004, this is a charity fundraising event, with the cars and crews traveling from Cape Trafalgar in Spain to Cape Cornwall. The Triumph TR6 is a favorite of mine – I used to work on the fuel systems when I was an apprentice…

Triumph TR6 PI – iPhone XR
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Day 97 – A Bridge To Nowhere…

This old stone bridge used to carry the A41 road over the River Meese near Newport, Shropshire, and dates back to the early 19th Century. It was bypassed in the 1950s by a pre-stressed concrete bridge and is now protected as a Grade II listed structure.

Standford Bridge, Newport- iPhone XR & Moment w/a lens

Day 96 – Looking Back…

Interesting day today at the Black Country Museum. A group photo shoot with some Victorian ‘re-enactors’ meant lots of period style photos were possible. I have hundreds of shots to go through, but this is an early favourite

Re-enactor, Black Country Museum – Sony A7iii & 85mm f1.8

Day 81 – A Stately Pile…

Seighford Hall is a 16th-century timber-framed manor house and grounds near Stafford, re-designed in the 18th century. Although it looks pretty derelict from this angle, it is currently in use as a nursing home. I bet it has some stories to tell…

Seighford Hall, Stafford – iPhone XR

Day 79 – Oldie But Goodie…

A 1964 Mk2 Jaguar, in lovely condition. Chatting to the owner today, he said he has owned it for the last 31 years. It’s always been reliable, but it does need some work to keep it in tip top condition. I wonder if it will last another 55 years…

Jaguar Mk 2, Shropshire – iPhone XR

Day 73 – Oeil De Boeuf…

This Grade 2 listed building in Nantwich by Ernest H. Edleston, built in 1911, is in the French Baroque style of the late 17th century. It is one of over 100 listed buildings in the town, some dating back to just after 1583 when a fire destroyed most of the town. Bullseye or ‘oeil de boeuf’ windows are typical of the style.

Hospital Street, Nantwich – iPhone XR & Moment tele lens

Day 64 – Who’s Looking At You?

Spotted this stone gargoyle on the side of a bank here in Market Drayton. The building is otherwise unremarkable, and even though it dates from the mid 19th Century, isn’t listed as having particular architectural merit. Scary though!

Gargoyle, Market Drayton – iPhone XR