Literary Heritage

This week the photo challenge from the Daily Post is Heritage.

There has been an increase in the popularity of street art in recent years. Not the art of pavement artists, whose work in chalk is washed away by heavy rain, but more permanent art on the walls of buildings.

I have made a few attempts at snapping a scene from Gulliver’s Travels. Shadows cast by neighbouring buildings usually prevent the painting from being seen at its best. However my photo taken in March this year is more evenly lit. The connection between the book and the site of this illustration is that the author, Jonathan Swift, lived in Whitehaven as a young child.

A scene from Gulliver's Travels
A scene from Gulliver’s Travels

Reflections in Windermere

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Reflecting.

Unlike parts of north America, the UK has been enjoying a spell of dry weather. Hubby and I made a trip to the western side of largest expanse of water in the English Lake district – Windermere. There was hardly a breeze and the waves were lapping gently on the shore.

The photo I have chosen is the one with the clearest reflections. What is different about this photo is that the white masts are strongly contrasting with the woodland behind them. This gives a clearer reflection than where the contrast is less. Reflections of the masts against the sky are less distinct.

Reflections in Windermere
Reflections in Windermere

I am planning to post other photos from the same trip in future posts in the Visitor Attraction category.

Danger of drowning!

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Danger! (Compulsory exclamation mark.)

I took this photo with the challenge in mind. The railings around Whitehaven harbour and the availability of life-belts indicate the danger of the deep water and steep sides of the harbour.

I had watched a boat leave the inner harbour and was surprised to notice it in the photo on its way to the open sea.

Danger of drowning!
Danger of drowning!