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The day of the race and we’ve put the flags out! My village in pictures:-

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And then the race came through. A few photographs from the hairpin bend on the ‘Cote de Sutton Bank’ :-

 

Photographs Copyright © 2018 by Antony J Waller

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Everyone likes a carnival and Funchal’s annual spring time Flower Festival makes a glorious spectacle as a procession of decorated floats and dancers make their way along the waterfront. A veritable feast of music and dance, a riot of colour and dazzling costumes, hundreds of happy smiling faces and an abundance of flowers and blooms. Here are just a few photographs from this year’s festival:-

 

 

 

 

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Words and photographs Copyright © 2018 by Antony J Waller

 

 

 

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The delightful historic coastal town of Whitby nestling beneath the ruins of a thirteenth century abbey, famous for Captain James Cook RN, Bram Stoker and ‘fish n chips’ always makes for a good photo-fest. Here are just a few images and some of the characters from a recent visit:-

 

 

Words and photographs Copyright 2017 by Antony J Waller

 

 

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Doorways, once shabby and neglected, in the narrow streets of the Zona Velha (old town) district of Funchal Madeira now invite you to stop and stare and to wonder what lies behind. There are several hundred colourful, painted portals. Here are just a few:-

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Words and photographs Copyright © 2017 by Antony J Waller

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…may 2017 bring you health, happiness and good cheer.

(photo-the morning sun shining through the trees in Jesmond Dene Newcastle upon Tyne)

Photograph Copyright © 2017 by Antony J Waller

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You never know who you might bump into or what you might see on a day out at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park…

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For more information go to Yorkshire Sculpture Park http://www.ysp.co.uk/

Words and photographs Copyright © 2016 by Antony J Waller

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On a pleasant, sunny autumnal day there can surely be nothing more enjoyable than a stroll through the woods and along the grassy terraces of Rievaulx near Helmsley in North Yorkshire.

And you never know what local wildlife you may encounter….

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Is this the fabled ‘long feathered shrike’.

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…or a ‘metal crested trumpet bird’ gathering nesting material?

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Definitely a ‘greater-hatted Phoenix fire bird’.

Whilst the captions are mine the artwork is by Yorkshire sculptor Michael Kusz.

Words and photographs Copyright © 2016 by Antony J Waller

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