Today I celebrate my 100th posting with 20 photos taken yesterday in my city Bath to mark the occassion

by Charles Stirton July. 27, 2007 10004 views

Sights from a walk around Bath yesterday

Here are 100 days of photographs [video.google.co.uk] from Earthshots.org II set to music. Some lovely pictures that may give you ideas although I think we do as well as these in Photoblog. Perhaps we should have a top 100 pictures set to music each month. What do you think?

Today I share with you one of my favourite poems by Walter de la Mare called The Listeners.

The Listeners
by Walter de la Mare

Is there anybody there?“ said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence champed the grass
Of the forest's ferny floor;
And a bird flew up out of the turret,
Above the Traveller's head:
And he smote upon the door again a second time;
”Is there anybody there?“ he said.
But no one descended to the Traveller;
No head from the leaf-fringed sill
Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes,
Where he stood perplexed and still.
But only a host of phantom listeners
That dwelt in the lone house then
Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight
To that voice from the world of men:
Stood thronging the faint moonbeams on the dark stair,
That goes down to the empty hall,
Hearkening in an air stirred and shaken
By the lonely Traveller's call.
And he felt in his heart their strangeness,
Their stillness answering his cry,
While his horse moved, cropping the dark turf,
'Neath the starred and leafy sky;
For he suddenly smote on the door, even
Louder, and lifted his head:–
”Tell them I came, and no one answered,
That I kept my word," he said.
Never the least stir made the listeners,
Though every word he spake
Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house
From the one man left awake:
Ay, they heard his foot upon the stirrup,
And the sound of iron on stone,
And how the silence surged softly backward,
When the plunging hoofs were gone.

1. This is my new Avatar.

2. The most gorgeous red hair I have ever seen.

3. Anyone for iced buns?

4. Had to be a seven somewhere! Actually I just liked the blue and gold.

5. Dressed in pink.

6. "Here they come again".

7. "Perhaps the pink dress and I should get together".

8. "I may not be Prime Minister anymore, but hey can I smile"

9. The saddest model in Bath.

10. It seems to be a bit of a pink day.

11. "Fly me out of here".

12. "Honest Guv, I'm only filling up my hot water-bottle".

13. Sun-tanned.

14. I am NOT Tony Blair!

15. 4+1=5

16. The famous Bath Abbey overlooking the huge mountain of demolished buildings making way for the Southgate redevelopment in Bath

17. Near my allotment in Bath.

18. Frilly pink fringes.

19. The one-eared panther of Bath.

20. My friend Paul.

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Michelle 12 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful...I look forward to the next 100 !

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Howard 12 years, 6 months ago

Happy Anniversary. #16 now a fave.

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Thanuja 12 years, 6 months ago

Congrats! This is such a fun and colorful post!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Aimeric 12 years, 6 months ago

happy 100th dear ... ;o)
thanks for sharing this beaut set

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gopal M S 12 years, 6 months ago

each one, a wonderful story

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Charles Stirton 12 years, 6 months ago

First time I have had to say thanks for all your comments. I am glad you enjoyed the photos. It was one of those rare overcast and sunny days with a brewing storm that is so creative for photography. If you ever come across such a day shoot hundreds of pictures as it does all the photoshop effects for free.

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mukeshjindel 12 years, 6 months ago

Some really beautiful shots. I liked No. 9, 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18 very much in particular.

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Innen 12 years, 6 months ago

#11 and #16 - the best.

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Filippo 12 years, 6 months ago

beautiful set! the first photo is like a picture...that's art!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Agodashi 12 years, 6 months ago

Love the first one,you new avatar!!! Great!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kasia 12 years, 6 months ago

and congratulation!!! amazing 100th post!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kasia 12 years, 6 months ago

what a great views! I love it!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tim 12 years, 6 months ago

Wow, congratulations,,,wonderful set and your avatar is cool!!!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 12 years, 6 months ago

congrats. it´s a very special occasion, indeed. wonderful set. I´m waiting for 100 more

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ainhoator 12 years, 6 months ago

Great shots! They are so light! They reminf me of lemon and ginger tea.
Many happy returns!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jane 12 years, 6 months ago

these are fun - i like your new avatar too.

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 12 years, 6 months ago

Very nice pictures. A great set

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Colin 12 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful,,,,,colourful,,,collection!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nadoune 12 years, 6 months ago

Wow !!wonderful set and nice shots very original!!!!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Charles Stirton 12 years, 6 months ago

I'm honoured. Thanks guys.

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Magpy 12 years, 6 months ago

these are lovely! congrats! I especially love the first one

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lisa 12 years, 6 months ago

Congrats on 100! These are fantastic and quite a view of Bath. :) The new avatar is stunning!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dzmitry Samakhvalau 12 years, 6 months ago

Happy Postings!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 12 years, 6 months ago

congrats on 100 post :)), nice new avatar.

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Silke 12 years, 6 months ago

Hi Charlie - congrats for your jubilee edition & jubilee avatar!!

Hope you won`t get stomachaches after all this [i]smiley-cookies[/i]...

;-))

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
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