David Swatton's posts from June 2007

Please enlarge. I think it is time for another shot in my ad hoc “cool places to have a house” series. This picture is from the Snowdonia National Park in Wales…

Instructions for use : (1) Please enlarge; (2) put your nose right up against the screen; (3) breathe in ?? can you smell them? “A single rose can be my garden?…

Please enlarge. Sometimes when I walk around my home town I come across the strangest things! Thirty guitars, each 3 metres tall, have sprung up on the south…

Please enlarge. Yes, it is officially the wettest June in England since records began. Some would say, the wettest since Noah decided he'd like to make himself…

Please enlarge. One of my favourite structures in London. I saw it being built in 1999 as my office was down by the river and I have been fascinated with it…

She just walked up, took off her jacket and began singing the most beautiful operatic arias, pausing for a few moments between each one. When she stood silently…

Please enlarge. Duncansby Head is the most north eastern tip of the UK mainland. Until I went up there I had no idea it was so beautiful - I thought it was…

Please enlarge. After yesterday's tranquility, time for a wake-up call! All shots taken on the south bank of the Thames where kids have taken over an area…

I thought I would continue with the “great place to have a house” series and also post something tranquil for the end of the week. This picture was taken at…

To celebrate mid-summers day, a charity painting event has been held in Trafalgar Square with everyone given a “blue sky” canvas on which to paint. It is being…

Please enlarge to see what I mean. You see them? Madness. It's a fine line between dedication and recklessness… all they need is one more step; one step beyond …

The summer refuses to start in England so I thought I would recall one from somewhere else. This is what sunshine is supposed to look like - Grottammare in Le…

I have come across so many great places to put houses I think I'll have to start an ad hoc series - so here is the first. This is Loch Leven where I stayed for…

When was a young child I had a picture book of castles and the one which always captured my imagination most was Eilean Donan - I think because of its dramatic…

A great song by the Eurythmics and just about summing up the situation. I'm finally back in London, having stopped off at my parent's house for a day or so and…

Final day of the road trip - in the Lake District around Lake Windermere and Ullswater. The weather has taken a turn for the worse - but someone once told me…

Day 12 of the trip and a walk along Hadrian's Wall (built in the 2nd century AD and marking the northern boundary of the Roman Empire). A fantastic engineering…

Day 11 of the road trip and I have internet access again for the first time in four days so lost of posting today to catch up! Today was my last day in Scotland…

Day 10 of the road trip and a half day walk through a valley off Glencoe which is hauntingly beautiful and wonderful walking country. It??s great to be able to…
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