Archive for April, 2010

Ready Set Go! Election 2010

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Grunge View of the Triumphal Arch

Day two of the 2010 election campaign, and as I drove up past a rather sinister looking Triumphal Arch, see picture above, I took a few moments out to grab a shot of it. I believe it was trying to tell me something, it was erected as a rejection of the policies of Lord North and the monarch George III, with their unpopular civil war against the American Colonialists. I would love to change the inscription to address the issue of the corrupt parliamentarians of our time, to: “Victory by the People of Britain over their Corrupt Political Class, 2010″.

Brodsworth Hall, Yorkshire

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Brodsworth Hall Fern Garden

If you enjoy visiting the many heritage sites around the UK and you are in the vicinity of Yorkshire, Brodsworth Hall is a must, and a full circuit of the gardens should not be overlooked, the above picture is of the Grotto, which is fashioned within what was the quarry which provided stone for the hall. The south facing rockery is thought to be the most extensive fern garden in the world, with examples from all regions of the planet. The fact it is sunk below the general ground level affords it a micro climate some latitudes south of the rest of the garden!