Postcard view of Loughborough High Street dating from the 1930s. Part of the frontage of Lloyds Bank is seen on the right of the picture and just beyond is the drapery and haberdashery shop of Young, Pilsbury & Young, later to become Pilsbury & Towle’s. The building seen on the left, at the corner of High Street and Baxter Gate, is one of the most striking in the town centre and was the premises of Denhams the jeweller’s from 1962 until about 2016, now the Jewellers Francis & Gaye. The building was constructed in 1907 and was built before High Street and Baxter Gate were widened (between 1926 and 1930 a new line of buildings was constructed on the right [western] side of High Street, joining up with the Edwardian Lloyds Bank at the corner, and, in the 1930s, new buildings were constructed along the northern side of Baxter Gate). The corner site of High Street and Baxter Gate had previously been occupied by the old grocer’s shop of Edwin Moss and he also had premises in Swan Street where he was living at the time of the 1871 census. By 1881 he was living with his family at the grocery shop which used to be on this corner. Edwin Moss had been born in Loughborough in 1844 and was a son of the master bricklayer William Moss. An older brother was the William Moss of the important local builder’s firm. Like the builders of his family, Edwin seems to have been very successful and he became a local councillor. By 1891 he had established his home on Park Road and maintained a large household. With the construction of the new building at 1 High Street in 1907 Edwin Moss’s grocery business disappeared from here and the one on Swan Street was also closed. Instead, a new grocery business was opened in the Market Place, next to the Blackamoor’s Head pub, in the name of Edwin’s son, Edwin Rupert Moss. However, this business lasted only a short time and had disappeared before the First World War. The corner building seen here was at this time occupied by the costumiers Ernest Miller & Co (the name of Miller is seen on the building) who seem to have been here from the 1920s but previously a milliners shop named Morley & Co was here. #loughborough#loveloughborough
- DARTMOOR: MAY - Living on the
edge of Dartmoor as I do I regularly visit this beautiful and varied upland area which became Britain’s 4th National Park in October 1951.
Dartmoor itself is managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority and parts of the moor have been used as military firing ranges for well over 200 years. The protected area also includes the largest expanse of granite outcrops in the UK.
Pictured here are a couple of throwbacks from last Spring; Image 1 is from Wistman’s Wood, one of only 3 high-altitude oak woods located across the whole expanse of the moor.
Shot 2 was taken at Dartmeet, a picturesque and popular tourist location which marks the confluence of the two separate tributaries- the West and East Dart. These two water courses collectively form the River Dart from which the moor derives it’s name.
A visit to a local hotel, the Mary Mount Hotel in Borrowdale in the Lake District - and whilst eating our Sunday lunch - the bushes and feeders were a hive of activity. I rapidly filled a memory card at 12 fps! Speeds I was not used to with my D5100. The AF was a bit hit and miss, so looking forward to downloading the v3.0 firmware update.
The lone house. Can’t be the worst view to wake up to every morning! Who’d fancy living there?! A superb shot from @andrewjackson__ be sure to check him out for more!
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'Boardwalk' - Finally got out and about on Sunday afternoon when a clearer slot came along after Storm Dennis moved away for a short while. We took a walk around Torquay harbour and I took this shot of Princess Pier using 3 images bracketed and blended to create one image. Hope you like what I have created and thanks for stopping by my page to view my work.
Nikon D750, Tamron 24-70 G1 at 26mm, 1/100 sec - 1/200 sec - 1/50 sec, f8, ISO 100.
Here’s a great example of a “terminating vista,” or a street that’s visually capped by some sort of landmark. Terminating vistas are a time-honored best practice, and this spot shows how they work: Buildings along the side need to come right up to the properly line to create continuous sight lines, and everything needs to be on relatively the same scale. Ergo, this concept doesn’t work on suburban streets where buildings are set way back from the street, nor would it work well if these buildings were skyscrapers (thus dwarfing the small church at the end).
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This city was pretty close from where we stayed. Was the first city we visited and one of the prettiest ones. Lovely place and lovely house ✨
🇧🇷 Essa cidade ficava bem pertinho da primeira cidade que a gente ficou hospedado. Foi o primeiro lugar que a gente visitou e também um dos mais bonitos. Tipo coisa de cinema mesmo ❤️
The tomb of Arthur, Prince of Wales at Worcester Cathedral.
Arthur was the first husband of Catherine of Aragon, and died at Ludlow Castle soon after their
marriage in 1502 aged only 16.
Things would certainly have been different if he had survived! His younger brother Henry
became King Henry VIII and history was changed forever.
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Posting a drier brighter photo on this dreary morning. Don’t think we’ll be heading out today. But that’s okay, because we had a record amount of sleep last night - 10 hours with only a half hour feed in the middle 🙌🏻. That’s the longest I’ve slept in months and it feels amazing!! Caleb can do anything he wants today, if he sleeps like that again 😂