Inspire A Generation Sign

This week’s theme is another stretch of the Thames Path, using photos taken between Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. I went for a walk up there a couple of weekends ago, but with outdoor temperatures soaring well past 30C and little cloud cover, I was only able to spend a couple of hours out with the camera before getting burned to a crisp.

To finish the week, I’m going with this photo of a sign that was flying outside the O2 Arena reminding everyone of the theme of the London 2012 Olympic Games – to inspire a generation. I thought they did that superbly both with the Olympic Flame journey throughout the country before the games, and when they cauldron at the Olympic Park was lit by up and coming young atheletes of the future.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s wallpapers. I’ll be back on Monday with some more to share with you.

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.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

Dusty No Parking Cone

This week’s theme is another stretch of the Thames Path, using photos taken between Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. I went for a walk up there a couple of weekends ago, but with outdoor temperatures soaring well past 30C and little cloud cover, I was only able to spend a couple of hours out with the camera before getting burned to a crisp.

Today’s choice is a bit different to my usual style, but hopefully it’ll catch your eye as much as it did mine. Recent visitors to O2 Arena (aka The Dome) probably won’t have wandered around to the south-west side, far away from the Olympic venue and all the places to eat and drink, where everything is covered in a thick layer of grey dust from nearby construction work.

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.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

Barbed Wire Against The Sky

This week’s theme is another stretch of the Thames Path, using photos taken between Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. I went for a walk up there a couple of weekends ago, but with outdoor temperatures soaring well past 30C and little cloud cover, I was only able to spend a couple of hours out with the camera before getting burned to a crisp.

My wallpaper today is this shot of some barbed wire against the blue summer sky. As someone who’s only really used to central London, it was quite a surprise to see just how industrial the Thames still is out at Greenwich. Much of the river is fenced off, with plenty of barbed wire to prevent access.

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.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

Silver Telegraph Pole

I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend. Ours was punctuated by a midnight car crash, when a young couple crashed their car into the front garden of the friends we were staying with. Thankfully both occupants got out alive, at the cost of one written-off car and one demolished garden wall.

This week’s theme is another stretch of the Thames Path, using photos taken between Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. I went for a walk up there a couple of weekends ago, but with outdoor temperatures soaring well past 30C and little cloud cover, I was only able to spend a couple of hours out with the camera before getting burned to a crisp.

Today’s photo is this shot of a silver telegraph pole seen amongst all the industry of the southern bank of the Thames. I loved the silver colour of the wood itself, and how the cables framed the pole against the summer sky.

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.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

Three Towering Poles

This week’s theme is the Thames Path between the picturesque village of Sonning and the growing town of Reading, which has become my new home during the week. The Thames Path runs for a grand total of 184 miles, from the Cotswolds in the west of England through to the iconic Thames Barrier at the east end of London, and it’s a subject I’ll be returning to every now and then.

The David Lloyds building at Winnersh Triangle is one of the most eye-catching of all the buildings that you can just spot from the Thames Path between Reading and Sonning. These were about the only clouds in the sky, and I was lucky that they were in just the right place 🙂

It is a public holiday here in the UK on Monday, so I’ll be back on Tuesday with more photos to share 🙂 Have a great weekend, and let’s hope that the weather co-operates.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

River Bank Reeds

This week’s theme is the Thames Path between the picturesque village of Sonning and the growing town of Reading, which has become my new home during the week. The Thames Path runs for a grand total of 184 miles, from the Cotswolds in the west of England through to the iconic Thames Barrier at the east end of London, and it’s a subject I’ll be returning to every now and then.

The River Thames is quite wide along this stretch of the river bank, allowing the low summer evening sun to sneak under the trees for moments like this one. It took 12 attempts to get this shot right, but I think it was worth the effort 🙂

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

Roof Tiles Of St Andrews Church

This week’s theme is the Thames Path between the picturesque village of Sonning and the growing town of Reading, which has become my new home during the week. The Thames Path runs for a grand total of 184 miles, from the Cotswolds in the west of England through to the iconic Thames Barrier at the east end of London, and it’s a subject I’ll be returning to every now and then.

The roof of St Andrews Church in Sonning is very eye-catching when it catches the setting sun on a warm summer’s evening!

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

Leading You Astray

This week’s theme is the Thames Path between the picturesque village of Sonning and the growing town of Reading, which has become my new home during the week. The Thames Path runs for a grand total of 184 miles, from the Cotswolds in the west of England through to the iconic Thames Barrier at the east end of London, and it’s a subject I’ll be returning to every now and then.

Once you get past the Reading Blue Coat School at Sonning, the land to the south of the Thames opens up with plenty of side paths trying to tempt you away from the river bank. If you live nearby and feel the need to escape the urban sprawl for a bit to unwind and collect your thoughts, it’s a lovely area to stroll around on a warm summer’s evening.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

Three Bird Boxes

This week’s theme is the Thames Path between the picturesque village of Sonning and the growing town of Reading, which has become my new home during the week. The Thames Path runs for a grand total of 184 miles, from the Cotswolds in the west of England through to the iconic Thames Barrier at the east end of London, and it’s a subject I’ll be returning to every now and then.

The trees along the Thames Path between Sonning and Reading have no shortage of bird boxes nailed to them, but this tree seemed to have the most, with three boxes visible.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »

Wooden Slats

This week’s theme is the Thames Path between the picturesque village of Sonning and the growing town of Reading, which has become my new home during the week. The Thames Path runs for a grand total of 184 miles, from the Cotswolds in the west of England through to the iconic Thames Barrier at the east end of London, and it’s a subject I’ll be returning to every now and then.

To finish this week’s wallpapers, my final choice is this close-up shot of some wooden slats that caught my eye. I can’t remember what sort of building or fence the slats were part of though – sorry!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my first set of photos in a while. If you have, please do tell me on Twitter, or fave the photos on Flickr, so that I know how well I’m doing 🙂 There’ll be more wallpapers next week!

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

Be the first to leave a comment »
Page 1 of 212

Latest Photos

Superman
Wonder Woman
Batman
The Joker
The Flash
Green Lantern
Batman
The Penguin
Aquaman
Cyborg

Categories

Archives

August 2012
S M T W T F S
« Feb   Sep »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031