Engaland Swings Like a Pendulum Do

Stonehenge (24th cent. BC)

As I have mentioned before (the ad nauseum is still pending), I have been scanning my Kodachromes from the olden days. Each time I embark on this effort I am rewarded by a jewel or two that had either escaped my scrutiny or that I had forgotten. (Forgotten” might be the more operative word here.) It is really a joy to find such gems, especially once they are scanned and I can start making them more better with Photoshop. I highly recommend going back into the primeval ooze of your own collection to see what you can discover. The worst that can happen is that you might muck up your boots. Or catch a rare disease.

One thing I noticed is that on this particular trip, taken in 1990, I seemed to be paying a lot of attention to the architecture. There is a lot of history to be learned from what the English have built over the centuries, and how and why they built it, of course. The country has been relatively unscathed by the destruction of war that the Continent has suffered on a routine basis so its surviving architectural wealth can be seen everywhere.

Here, let me show you what I mean . . . .

Wells Cathedral (12th cent)
Wells Cathedral (12th cent)
The Roman Baths, Bath (1st cent.)
Vicar’s Close, Wells (14th cent.)
The Royal Crescent, Bath (1774)
Vicar’s Close, Wells (14th cent.)
Glastonbury Abbey (10th cent)
Castle Combe, Wiltshire (14th cent.)
Tower Bridge, London (1886)
Big Ben (1859) and Castle of Westminster (1870)
Burlington Arcade (1818)
Statue of Anteros, Piccadilly Circus (1892)
Youngs Lamb Tavern, London

As you might have noticed, there is a lot of England leftover to shoot! Maybe next we can do Wales, Scotland, and the isles!


This entry was published on February 19, 2023 at 7:29 pm. It’s filed under Archaeology, Architecture, Architecture, england, kodachrome, photography, travel and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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