Monday, July 31, 2006

Austrian Mountain Range

Another view of the mountains taken in Austria. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Zell am See

Taken from a boat on the lake of Zell am See, Austria. The scenery here is quite impressive. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Royal Fort

You may not think that this little wooden model looks very sophisticated but it was made in the year 1615 as the architect's display for a building which became known as the Royal Fort. It is located in, what are now, the grounds of Bristol University, Bristol UK Copyright D.Maggs 2006

(Un)Happy Carnival

What makes you think we're not enjoying ourselves? Some young people who think that having their photos taken during a carnival in Tenerife is serious business Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Mt.Teide, Tenerife

The view from the side of Mount Teide in Tenerife, Canary Islands. You get they feeling of being in an aeroplane looking down on the clouds. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Snowdonia Railway

One of the little engines that pull the Snowdonia railway train up the mountain side of that name. These steam trains have been largly replaced by diesel engines now but they still run occasionally. This one was built in 1856 so, as you can see, it has lasted well. Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in England & Wales UK. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sunset on Majorca

Here is one that was passed on to me to add to my blog. It was taken at sunset on the Spanish Isle of Majorca Copyright James Maggs 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Barcelona Style

Some of the stylised architecture of Barcelona Copyright D.Maggs 2006

More Gaudi

Yet another view of the Gaudi Cathederal Copyright D.Maggs 2006

The Glory of Gaudi

Here we have a shot of part of the unfinished Gaudi Cathederal in Barcelona. It has been in the process of being built since the late 1800s. Different people add bits here and there and the whole thing is a gorgeous mish mash that blends into something quite awe inspiring Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Bye Pip

This one is for Ingrid. It is a pic I took of our old cat. She passed away many years ago but has not been forgotten. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Time to go home

This is one I took some time ago. Not a great picture technically but it has a nice 'feel' about it. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Les Roques

Just a rock but I thought the textures & colour made for a nice picture. Taken at a place called Les Roques in Jersey CI UK Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Final Tractor

Final one in this series. OK ladies you can open your eyes now I've put the boys toys away Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Last but one

Another old tractor which I can't identify Copright D.Maggs 2006

Yet Another Tractor

Here is a very impressive Massey Ferguson. Perhaps some of you country boys can fill me in with the details which I will add for any enthusiasts. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Same Again

Another view of the good 'ol DB 850. This pic was taken at a Jersey CI country fair. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Tractor Anyone?

Here are a few for the farmers out there. I know this is a David Brown 850. (it says so on the side) Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

Winter Wonderland

Frost on the bough. Winter scene taken near Dursley,Gloucester UK Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Who's Nuts?

Here's another one for the animal lovers. Squirrel snapped in a park in Bournemouth UK. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Time and Time Again

Just imagine the noise when all of these cuckoos start to chirp at the same time! Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Monday, July 17, 2006

Glass of Milk Anyone?

Here's one for the ladies to say Ooh about. It's a Jersey cow and they always look a bit sad Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Another Unique Lalique

Here is another piece by Lalique. It is believed to be the only full sized glass font in the world. Perhaps I should explain. In 1934 Lady Florence Trent commissioned Rene Lalique of Paris, France to refurbish the interior of St Matthew's Church, Jersey, Channel Islands UK. This was in memory of her late husband Jesse Boot who was the founder of "Boots the Chemists" the well know drug store chain. The glasswork within the church is unique and consists of this font, all the windows (doors included), the altar, or communion table, a glass cross over 4 metres high flanked by glass pillars, also various screens and other glasswork. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Glass Church Jersey C.I.

Don't know if anyone is interested in Lalique glass but all the glass in this picture, cross, pillars, screens, even the altar, were designed and made by Rene Lalique of Paris. These, and other, items can be seen in a church called St Matthews in Jersey C.I. Copyright D.Maggs 2006

Sky Hi

This was an amusing set of con trails. If you look carefully you can see the message Copyright D.Maggs 2006