Monthly Archive: January, 2014

River Avon

Early in the morning, and the rowers are already out on the river Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre dominates the riverside hereabouts, although it would not have been recogniseable to Shakespeare himself as… Continue reading

Tramway Bridge Long Exposure

A 120 second exposure gives a nice effect to the early morning sky, and turns the waters of the river Avon to an almost icy sheen. It also made all the swans disappear,… Continue reading

Bridge 61

The bridges on the Stratford-upon-Avon canal, as originally built, were made in two parts, with a gap across the arch. The idea was to allow the narrow boats to pass without having to… Continue reading

Stratford Basin

It’s almost empty in the winter, but in summer there will be plenty of colourful narrow boats moored here. It is right in the middle of Stratford, with easy access to the town.… Continue reading

Tudor Farmhouse

If you head north, walking along the towpath of the Stratford-upon-Avon canal, in just over an hour you reach the small village of Wilmcote. Signposted in the village is Mary Arden’s farmhouse. Up… Continue reading

Tramway Bridge

Completed in 1826, and now a pedestrian footbridge, the level footway of this bridge is a clue to it’s original use. This is the bridge, over the river Avon, of the Stratford and… Continue reading

Stratford Canal Basin

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal was built between 1793 and 1816 to connect the River Avon (which is just off camera to the right) to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Kings Norton. Early on… Continue reading

In the Pre Dawn Light

Half an hour before sun rise, and the light is still a wonderful, cold, blue. The lights of the small villages in the Vale of Evesham shine bright – Wickhamford, Badsey, and South… Continue reading

Tower and Fence

The rather soft effect in this image wasn’t deliberate – it was the result of a thin film of moisture on the lens. When you take an image and glance briefly at the… Continue reading

Bredon Hill and Vale of Evesham

It’s pre-dawn, with a trace of mist in the Vale of Evesham, and a cap of cloud on Bredon Hill. In the background, you can just make out the extreme northern and southern… Continue reading