Day 338 – Misty River…

On our way home this afternoon after lunch with family we could see a rather nice sky developing as we drove near the River Severn at Arley. A quick diversion took us down to the river, where we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset, and mist forming on the river. With nowhere to park, and no time to set up my Sony camera, this was a quick shot using my phone…

River Severn, Arley – iPhone

Day 258 – Tumbling Down…

Usually when I’m taking photos of waterfalls, I shoot a longish exposure with my camera on a tripod. With just my phone with me, I improvised by using a long exposure app and supporting the phone against a railing. It just about gets away with it …

Waterfall, Ogwen- iPhone XR

Day 153 – Old And New…

This is all that remains of the Town Mill in Stafford. These are from the mill built in 1834 on the River Sow, but it is believed there was a mill here as far back as 1086. The site is overlooked by modern apartments.

Town Mill, Stafford – iPhone XR

Day 108 – Home Town Blues…

Our county town is Stafford. It doesn’t have many claims to fame – a castle (ruined), a wetland area, and a town centre jail. Like many medium sized towns in the UK, the town centre has been decimated by the trend towards out of town shopping centres. But there is this rather attractive park that runs right through it…

Victoria Park, Stafford – iPhone XR

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 32 – Keeping A Lookout…

This strange looking affair in Market Drayton is a WW2 ‘pill box’, a name given to reinforced concrete defence structures. It was built in 1940, and stands at the junction of Newcastle Road, and what is now known as the Shropshire Union Canal. It could be manned by a compliment of 8 infantry armed with rifles and machine guns. It’s the only one of its type remaining, and as such is a ‘listed’ or protected building.

Pill box, Market Drayton – iPhone XR