Purton Ships’ Graveyard

In the current issue of Landscape magazine is a feature detailing the very unique Purton Ships’ Graveyard on the banks of the River Severn in Gloucestershire.  A variety of redundant ships and barges were deliberately run aground to halt the erosion of the river bank, which have now been absorbed back into the landscape.

Branching Out?

Walking past the Oval yesterday I wondered if the tree is branching-out to use the cycle lane?

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is here, so lovely to see daffodils bursting out.

Palais Royal, Paris, France

A recent visit to the Palais Royal in Paris, where I was not the only person enjoying the Daniel Buren installations!

What’s Up Ducky?


On a recent visit to the Salterns Ponds in Lymington, I saw two of my favourite things – ducks and the seaside.  All I need now is for some pied wagtails to join in the fun!

Clegg’s of Ilkley


Clegg’s of Ilkley is a fabulous electrical retail shop in the Yorkshire town and I was very pleased to come across it purely by chance – another one of my ‘Roadside Britain’ discoveries, as my initial introduction was through the car window.  Always a difficult month for retailers, but fortunately this independent retailer offers a bespoke and local service.

Christmas Shop Window


Fabulous shop window display in Brockley, south east London, celebrating and promoting the festive season.

Dakota C-47 Aircraft


If only I could have such a fabulous vintage aircraft as a background prop, it would make my life so much easier!

Pompidou Centre


Despite having not visiting the Pompidou Centre in Paris for more than 20 years, it was nice to see the building looking so resplendent at the weekend and makes me appreciate high-tech architecture even more – not too mention simply how unusual it is.

Nick Dawe