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Buxton - Old Hall Hotel

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

One of the oldest buildings in Buxton, Derbyshire, the Old Hall Hotel is in The Square, opposite the Buxton Opera House.
See Google map LINK

The site's (Hall) history extends back to the medieval period.  Undergoing several transformations including a four-storey fortified tower, between 1576 and 1578 it housed Mary Queen of Scots whilst in the custody of George Talbot, the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, on the orders of Queen Elizabeth I.

The Hall was rebuilt in 1670.  By 1727 the 'Hall' became a Hotel. Over the next 30 years, Buxton became an established Spa Town and the Old Hall became fashionable to clientele included bishops and visiting aristocracy taking the purported health benefits of the local geothermal waters.  

It remains a hotel to this day. 

Destination London

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Touring London?  Here's three great destination examples to photograph.

  • The Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge 
  • The London Eye

But instead of 'getting the shot' from typical 'sightseeing' spots which were either too crowded, not quite opposite or ideal vantage positions, all three photos were taken from my first River Boat trip on the Thames!

Obviously weather conditions were a deciding factor kit wise, but overall I'm happy with the results and I'd happily take another boat trip or two next time I'm visiting London.

So if you want to try something different and are not prone to motion sickness, the boat clippers are highly recommended!

Buxton - Buxton Opera House

Friday, January 24, 2020

Buxton Opera House was built in 1903 and designed by Frank Matcham, designer of the London Palladium (1910) and the London Coliseum (1904).
Adjacent is the Pavilion Gardens.
Buxton Opera House is located in The Square, Buxton spa town in Derbyshire, East Midlands region of England.

Over the years I've taken numerous shots and different angles of this magnificent building but were never really 'satisfied'.
Until now.
Fortunately, these photo samples were taken with no vehicles parked-up in front spoiling the view!


Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

A fantastic place to visit, read more about Whitby Abbey: LINK 

"How Dracula Came to Whitby"

Derbyshire - Summer Day 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

A Summer's day selection of photos of Chatsworth House, Cascade and gardens, Derbyshire.
Last photos near Turner's Memorial off the Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire.

London - Summer of 2019

Monday, January 6, 2020

These photographs taken under the most fantastic to dramatic weather conditions. Some were not very easy to take!
Resulted in some of the most exciting experiences of Summer 2019.

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