Tag name:panorama

Bristol Harbour panorama (Jan 2018)

I'm quite pleased with how this panorama of Bristol's floating harbour turned out, I perhaps should have been further along to the east so that perhaps SS Great Britain would have been included - but then I'd have had to contend with the black pipe visible on the right edge of this image and would probably have lost the tower of Clifton Suspension Bridge that this one includes. I might play with GIMP to see if I can tone down the brightness of all the white houses, but I'm liking this one.

(You may wish to click on the image to get the full resolution, this 900x322 version doesn't do this image justice.)

Walking to Wales (Sep 2017)

Yesterday I did a walk from Severn Beach to Chepstow via the old Severn Bridge (the newer one (M4) doesn't have a walkway/cycleway on it). This is a walk that is only recommended on days without much wind as you're quite exposed once on the Severn bridge crossing. Also worth noting that you're actually not in Wales until halfway across the Wye Bridge (which crosses the River Wye).

View (looking North) from the eastern end of the Severn Bridge. Most of the view is actually England, although the hills in the distance next to the bridge in the West (left of the image) are Welsh.

Westbury (Aug 2017)

Taken just a few days ago from nearby Westbury's White Horse. On this trip I discovered that the horse, while once from Chalk, was concreted over by English Heritage in the 1950's to preserve it. The fact that the horse was corrected in the 1700's means that there's isn't as much archaeology to preserve as there might have been, so, on balance, probably a reasonable decision. That said I'm now loath to call it a white horse bearing in mind that Uffington's one is a better preserved iron age one still made of Chalk.

Westbury

Bristol Harbour (Aug 2017)

Another panorama from my visit to Bristol during the Heritage Days last year. I was near the end of the floating harbour when a flotilla of boats passed through the lock into the harbour - so the swing bridge across this end of the harbour was open while I was collecting this panorama.

Bristol Harbour

Panorama 1453 Historical Museum (Aug 2017)

Another panorama from my visit to Istanbul in 2012. If you get the chance to visit Istanbul this is one of the places I'd recommend visiting about half-way down the list of must visit places - if only to get a feel for a different viewpoint on the fall of Constantinople in 1453. This image was built using an older version of Microsoft ICE which doesn't have auto-complete. Even if I rebuilt this image I'd probably wouldn't use autocomplete since there's a lot that need to be completed!