St Fagans

© 2017 Richard Danter

© 2017 Richard Danter

© 2017 Richard Danter

Family outing to the Natural History Museum of Wales in St Fagans. Not been there for a few years so it was really good to go back and look around again. Only problem is that it’s pretty much impossible to see everything in one day so we’re going to have to go back again soon! If you are ever near Cardiff then I highly recommend you pay a visit.

Rich

 

London Photo Walk

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I was recently invited in to London by fellow photographer and good friend Jackie Wood. The initial plan was to join an evening photo walk to capture images of London lit up after dark. It seemed like a good idea, but since I don’t get in to London often I suggested we make a day of it.

The photos here were taken during the day as we found our bearings. It may seem odd but I have never seen Tower Bridge raised for a ship to pass, so we headed over. Jackie was prepared with a timetable for the expected openings for the day and we managed to catch not just one but two passages of a tall ship.

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© Richard Danter

It was also a great location to capture the old and new across the river, the Tower of London itself, plus the “Walkie-Talkie” building and the “Gherkin”.

The number of cranes shows how much building work is still going on in London.

After that we headed over to the Tower to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, a sea of ceramic poppies. Planted in the moat around the Tower, each poppy represents a British soldier who lost his life in World War One.

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© Richard Danter

The poppies are available to buy, with proceeds going to services charities.

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© Richard Danter

Take care,

Rich