Saturday 22 December 2007

A Noble Christmas

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Thanks to Elliott for this seasonal shot. Peace, Rich

"Blenheim Palace was built at the start of the 18th century by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough; paid for by the nation as a gift to him in return for his brilliant military triumph against the French. His descendent, Winston Churchill was born here in 1874 in a small room just behind this grand entrance. During December the palace is beautifully decorated for Christmas in the 'grand' style. Well worth a visit". Taken by Elliott

Friday 21 December 2007

Lost Highway

"This is how roads look like in many regions of Nigeria. If you do travel without having an accident or getting drowned... you lucky guy". Taken by GattoGiallo

Thursday 20 December 2007

Look at those Talons

"I went down to the field on a sunny winter morning; before I even had the camera out one of the eagle mates came flying in from over the Youth Hostel! So lucky I managed to get the camera out of the case, cap off and powered up just in time to capture this landing shot. Vancouver, BC Canada". Taken by

Wednesday 19 December 2007

Winter Beach

"In early December by the English Channel at Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire and the day is bright and blue but with a fierce cold wind. After an early morning stroll I find this parade of beach huts locked up for the winter season, standing sentinel like facing the sea adjacent to an old sanitorium which has been converted to most desirable waterside apartments. The view from these seaside rooms must be spectacular with the Isle of Wight and its Needles only a few miles away across the water". Taken by Michael

Tuesday 18 December 2007

The Wall

"The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, also known as the Wall, contains the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and -women who died or were classified as missing in action during the 20 years of American involvement in the Vietnam War. More than 25,000 items have been left at the Wall by family, friends, fellow veterans, and complete strangers. They're collected daily, and some are displayed at the Smithsonian Museum". Taken by Michelle

Monday 17 December 2007

Away from the City

"These seemingly his and hers wheelbarrows were taken in Tabio,
Colombia on a farm that serves organic meals and shows city kids from Bogota how life is on the farm". Taken by Annie Kaye

Sunday 16 December 2007

Toilet Trouble

"This picture is from a guest house in Kyoto, Japan I stayed in. The instructions both startled and cracked me up". Taken by Dan Bischoff

Saturday 15 December 2007

Penthouse Suite

"Whilst out walking through the Oxfordshire countryside I came across this 'home from home' which appeared to be currently unoccupied. No utilities except for ample fresh air and natural lighting, but a wonderful view across the open country down towards the River Thames. And they say property prices are falling!". Taken by Elliott

Friday 14 December 2007

Living Light

"Light shining into Khao Luang Caves, Phetburi (Phetchaburi), Thailand. The caves are used as a Buddhist temple complex, taking advantage of 3 large, natural underground caves to house the temple". Taken by Craig Ferguson

Thursday 13 December 2007

Water Pipe Blues

"An old guy in Pahelgam of Kashmir (India) smoking (Hookah)". Taken by Debashis Dey

Wednesday 12 December 2007

Tuesday 11 December 2007

Shadow Play

Captured in Munnar, Kerala, January 2007. Taken by Rich

Monday 10 December 2007

Dead Can't Dance

"A dance troupe takes a rest at the Coroico festival, Bolivia". Taken by Joe

Sunday 9 December 2007

Brooklyn Dawn

"It's six a.m. and the sun is just getting up in Brooklyn. The scenery taken from a rooftop echoes the hustle and bustle of the busy streets down below". Taken by Smiler

Saturday 8 December 2007

Mysterious Faces

"Angkor Wat, July 2004, Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Bayon: A massive temple complex built by Jayavarman VII between 1181 and 1220. It features 3,936 feet of superb bas-relief carving and mysterious Buddha faces carved on the towers of the third level. Breathtaking". Taken by Hannuna

Friday 7 December 2007

Follow the Oil

"There are many stands like this one on Benin roads, offering low price oil coming straight from Nigeria. Smugglers convey it through the borderline on some weirdly remodeled motorbykes... which sometime explode". Taken by GattoGiallo

Thursday 6 December 2007

Weeping Rock

"Zion National Park, Utah, USA has many spectacular spots, but this one is almost unique. From a distance it looks like a simple waterfall, but you can step behind the falling water into a shallow cave and the view out is partly hidden behind a curtain of lightly falling water. What a spot". Taken by Benn

Wednesday 5 December 2007

Spoilt for Choice. If you fancy some Ouzo

"The front of a little souvenir shop in Kritsa, a small village on Crete". Taken by Ben Swillens

Tuesday 4 December 2007

Hackney Car Cut

"This is one of a series of Street Paintings in Brick Lane, London, that is so simple in idea that everyone from all of the many cultural backgrounds in the area can understand them. The series is about developing an understanding of our effects upon the environment and how we can make positive changes. The paintings are lively and funny". Taken by Alexandra

Monday 3 December 2007

Sunday 2 December 2007

Buried at Sea

"Cagayan De Oro, Philippines. Sunken cemetery where a beautiful stone cross standing above the sea water. This cemetery sunk after the eruption of Mt. Hibok-Hibok in 1921". Taken by Seth

Saturday 1 December 2007

Oxford from on High

"I was lucky enough to be given a Balloon trip for a present. We passed over the centre of Oxford and were privileged to get a really special view of this historic city. This picture shows the mid-eighteenth century Radcliffe Camera, now used as a reading room for the Bodleian Library. In the foreground to the right is the University Church. The Camera sits in the centre of Radcliffe Square with Colleges of the University to the left and right. A Red bus going down the High is just visible". Taken by Michael