Gethinthomas's Interesting Things Posts

A bit unloved and neglected since the world went mobile and 4G, our Old Red Telephone Box has an axe hanging over it's head. Many villages are able to buy their…

Buses were introduced to Malta in 1905. As well as providing public transport across the country, up until 2011, the traditional Malta bus served as a popular…

The Purton Hulks are a number of abandoned boats and ships, deliberately beached beside the River Severn near Purton in Gloucestershire, England, to reinforce…

I thought I would introduce my gnome. His name is Roger because when we first got him he used to whistle as you approached him on our doorstep, so he is named…

I entered a project some years ago to create six pictures to represent a favourite book. I chose Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. 1. "Making that cat's cradle was…

In England we are spoilt with all the great houses we can visit. You are never far from several that have public access, and they are usually full of treasures…

ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 14th, 1968 a terrible earthquake shook the Valle del Belice area in Sicily, destroying several towns. The earthquakes on 14 January did…

I set out on a beautiful sunny day to drive for three hours to get to this place. The nearer I got the worse the weather got to the point where I almost turned…

Folly- A costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park. Broadway Tower is a…

This harbour always had an end of the world feel about it to me. The Severn Estuary with it's second largest tidal range in the world is a hugely dangerous and…

There is a good story that goes with this photo. It also goes to prove a point of some sort. I went to photograph the new Library of Birmingham a few years back…

A ginnel is a narrow passageway between or through buildings, an "alleyway". Possibly early 17th century: perhaps from French chenel ‘channel’. In traditional…

This for me is a good lesson in finding an interesting photo wherever you happen to be. Well I thought it was interesting anyway. A couple of years ago we were…

No it's not a banquet, they are tiny plastic fridge magnets. But they are beautiful in their colour and detail and no two are the same. These were in a market…

I posted a 365 image yesterday of the creek at high tide and I said I would post another tonight if I could, because the tide was even higher. So here it is.…
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