Monday, 31 July 2017

Beeston Castle

Spot the kingfisher...

View of Beeston Castle from Stella

It was quite a climb!

Worth the climb though

View of Stella from the castle


Friday, 28 July 2017

Manchester Cathedral

It rains in Manchester!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

nb Stella To Manchester

Never mind the secret bunker - this is more like it!

While in Manchester we went by tram from the city centre to Media City

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Secret Bunker 2

The place was absolutely packed with exhibits

One of the many display cabinets in the huge complex

Lots of flashing lights and ominous beeps and bleeps

For broadcasting to the nation in the event of nuclear attack

TV studio control room

"Alert State" boards

All rather spooky, eerie and a bit frightening

Thursday, 20 July 2017

"Secret Bunker" (?) 1

We've been past this sign on the canal several times but this time we thought we would investigate.

Another sign to the 'secret' bunker

Are we nearly there yet?
Not much of a secret so far?

Monday, 17 July 2017

Back On Board nb Stella

Since we were last on board she's had a total repaint 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Highgate Cemetery - East

This is the side anyone can get into but it will cost you £4

Karl Marx

Something different. The name is "Thornton"

Malcolm McLaren

Bit hard to see but the simple cut-outs just say "DEAD"

Another unusual design
Bruce Reynolds - a bit of a brutal headstone?

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Highgate Cemeteries - Lunchtime

On climbing the very steep hill to Highgate village you pass this very modern house/office come to The Angel, which is a marvellous hostelry
As you can see, Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, "Drank here often and copiously"

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Post 1200 !

A respite between Highgate's West cemetery and the East cemetery.
Saffie insisted on writing post 1200.
Flopping about helps!


This is the genuine screenshot of her efforts.
I DO always tell you when something's a bit 'tongue in cheek'
This is absolutely true.

Tired now

Now to sorting out this wrapping paper
"Normal" service will be resumed next time, with Highgate East...

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Highgate Cemetery West - 2

Some of the graves are very simple

Lots of wild flowers - and wild garlic

Family tombs

This is the grave of an early showman who ran a travelling zoo.
This lion (I should have remembered the man's name and the lion's name) was apparently so tame that children took rides on his back

A brand new tomb by the main entrance