Lamp And Leaves

During my evening in Bath last week, I was always going to be up against the clock before darkness fell. But there was still plenty to photograph once the light was gone, such as this lamp illuminating the leaves of the tree that towers over it.

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The South West

As the light began to fail in Bath last week, the shops started to come to life, their window displays really starting to pop in the gloom of dusk. One of my favourites is this display of t-shirts with “The South West” in large, bold letters, and all the depth of the shop behind.

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Aerial Photography by the Abbey

Last week, I spent an evening in Bath (where I work for Gradwell) out and about with my camera. Now that the clocks have gone back, darkness comes swiftly on an evening, and I had a great time unwinding from a hectic couple of months exploring this charming little city. This week, I’m going to share the best of my photos from this shoot as my desktop wallpaper choices.

Bath is famous for its Abbey and its Roman spas, which draw many tourists each year, but I was more interested this time around in the exhibition of aerial photography that was going on outside the Abbey. The hardest part was getting a shot that wasn’t full of crowds of people admiring these photos; I think this shot showing just the one person makes for a more powerful image.

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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Barbed Iron Bench

This was originally supposed to be Tuesday’s desktop wallpaper, but it looks like the original post never got published 🙁 So here’s a Sunday bonus wallpaper instead.

Many of the benches in Berwick upon Tweed feature the same distinctive barbed iron design on their backs. I couldn’t tell you what it is meant to symbolise – a dragon’s tail, a fish tail? If you know, please let me know!

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Fence Along The Town Wall

To finish this week’s theme of a walk around the town walls of Berwick upon Tweed, my desktop wallpaper today is this simple shot of one of the fences that runs along the town walls. At first, I thought the fences were there to stop tourists raining down onto the locals passing beneath the walls, but when I saw that the fences had gates to allow access to the walls, I started to wonder whether or not the main reason is to stop dogs and little children getting up onto the walls. If you know, please leave a comment!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s shots of Berwick. I do have a few left for a future week, but I think that next week it’s time for a change. I’ll see you on Monday!

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Clock Tower Behind The Rooftop

The medieval town wall around Berwick upon Tweed provides some great views out across the old town, whose skyline is dominated by the clock tower. I had quite a bit of fun seeing how I could juxtapose the tower and the rest of the buildings; I have enough of these shots for a whole week’s theme in its own right.

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Three Swings

When I walked around the town walls of Berwick upon Tweed, one of the places I came across was an unused play area containing these three swings. The play area was in good repair; there was just no-one there making use of it at all. What a stroke of luck!

This is one of my personal favourite photos from my holiday in the north east.

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Street Light

Berwick upon Tweed is a beautiful town nestled within medieval town walls, halfway between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Famous for its history in the border conflicts between England and Scotland, today it is a popular holiday destination for tourists looking to explore the Scottish borders and stunning coastline both north and south.

This is one of the street lamps from the town, taking during a short Sunday afternoon exploration. The trees framing the lamp really caught my eye, and add depth to what otherwise would be a difficult subject to make interesting.

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