Gethinthomas's Interesting Things Posts

These photos were taken on two separate occasions. First in 2008 before the buildings had been restored and the museum built, then in 2016 after many years of…

A couple of posts about Stratford upon Avon, one about the town and some history, and a second one will be about the theatre buildings which have a long history…

The Ginkgo is my favourite tree, particularly at this time of year. Where I used to live I identified three places where they grew nearby and used to check them…

Björn Roose reminded me with his photo , of this one I took in Germany in 2015 in Mainz. Great minds think alike, as the saying goes.

I don't know what it is about this shot, but it is just a favourite of mine for some reason. This was an open day for a new railway station in Birmingham…

The Devon Pampas that is. Cortaderia selloana is a species of flowering plant in the Poaceae family. It is referred to by the common name pampas grass, and is…

Good old Amazon, my very butch macho tiny axe arrived today. Bags of kindling are ridiculously expensive so I thought I should have a go at some home production…

This is an actual official street sign in Peronne, Northern France. Peronne was captured by the Australian troops of the 14th and 15th Brigades on 2 September…

Odds and Sods, or "an assortment of small, miscellaneous items, especially those that are not especially important or valuable". Because I am doing the 365…

Pistyll Rhaeadr is formed by the Afon Disgynfa falling, in three stages, over a 240-foot (73 m)Silurian cliff-face, below which the river is known as the Afon…

If you are not familiar with British reptiles you probably think this is a snake, but you would be wrong. Anguis fragilis is not a worm either. Despite…

Devon and Cornwall are famous for their cream teas. Devon and Cornwall also have age old rivalries over really important issues like cream teas and pasties.…

[36-365] 10th September 2020- On the afternoon of April 27, 1944, thousands of men began boarding Eight LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) at Plymouth (LSTs 58, 496,…

This little spot in our tiny village remained hidden, sort of, until this week. How could it hide, you ask? Well, of course I knew it was there because you can…

This just caught my eye. I liked the contrast between the natural bark of the tree and the clear lines of the cast iron. I also liked the light on the metal…

I took this in Salcombe today. Looks like summer is back. They were a long way off so my camera noticed, but I did not until later, that the figure on the left…

I am no swan expert so cannot account for their movements. Suffice it to say they were there at high tide every evening for months, then they disappeared for…

The Church of St Martin, Cwmyoy, Monmouthshire, Wales, was begun in the 12th century, although most of the current structure dates from the 13th century. The…

There are quite a few British Classics in the kitchen and some have traditional old names lost in the mists of time, like this one. Another famous one that…
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