pen y fan dance

Another older shot - me on the 2907 ft. peak of Pen y Fan

closed when in transit

I like this shade of black and texture so I took the picture. It is a tap or release valve on a train carriage that carries some kind of chemical. The instruction to "keep closed while in transit" is likely because air rushing past an open valve on an empty tank would likely cause a vacuum to increase and decrease inside in relation to the speed of the train. Apart from being noisy (like a church organ) it might also expel chemical residue. Well that is my hypothesis anyway.

hmsc haida

HMSC Haida as she must have looked at sea.

old train

For the first time in a long while I got out today and took some photos - I went with my cousin John and we took some industrial scenes - this is one of my favorite shots.

apollo maybe

A shot from Rome - not sure who this is - maybe Apollo

the way we were

Three old pilots stand in front of a Spitfire next to a WWII runway and remember the way they were.


I am no warmonger – but I remember.


On the lead up to remembrance day I thought I would post this shot I took in the Imperial War Museum (Duxford) last year.

rome: subtle affection

Continuing yesterday’s theme: This was shot in the Roman Forum where several archaeologists were busy working on a dig - the archaeologists in the photo are carefully checking the plans.

rome: open affection

I took this shot in Rome, where clearly they are less worried about openly showing affection than we are in Canada.

jolly nice day

So today James and I were towing the boat through the back streets of Hamilton on the way to winter storage, and all of a sudden lots of police cars and police motorcycles came rushing from the opposite direction. So of course I grabbed my camera and fired off a few shots – and what would you know – Prince Charles!

forgotten face

I took this shot of a statue in Rome last year but I can't remember whose face this was - someone important though I am sure – someone who will be long remembered after I am long forgotten.