Tag Archives: England

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Humanity, set by Thirdeyemom. She writes: “The more I see the world, the more I realize that although people are different, we’re very much the same.”

Although sometimes I do wonder if we’re all the same species—

Humanity relaxing at the seaside in Norfolk, England:

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Humanity relaxing at the seaside at Coney Island, New York:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Street Life.

My first response was busy. This one is all leisure—

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Cromer, Norfolk, England.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Sea.

On the broad windswept beaches of England’s North Sea coast, the presence of the sea really forces itself upon your attention…

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(Norfolk, England, August 2001)

A second Sea post is here.

Where Is This?

By Vladimir Brezina

Once upon a time, I used to visit quite often a certain place that has lately been in the news.

Here it is in January.

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And in May.

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And in July…

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Where is it?

I’ll give you a hint:

The Telegraph: Scientists: This is Richard III

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Update February 9, 2013: This is Bosworth Field, about 15 miles west of Leicester, England.  On August 22, 1485, this happened here:

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In the Battle of Bosworth, the final battle of the Wars of the Roses, King Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, was killed, and Henry VII, the first king of the Tudor dynasty, came to the throne.

Richard’s skeleton has now been discovered buried under a car park in Leicester.

A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Summer.

As it happens, I’ve already posted a couple of summery posts just this week, here and here. But here is another take on Summer.

Cromer, Norfolk, England.

More photos are here.
And my second response to this challenge is here.

Travel Theme: Summer

By Vladimir Brezina

Update, May 25, 2012: A week later, it turns out that the theme of the official Photo Challenge is also Summer. Ailsa and Sara should really coordinate a bit better! On the other hand, I have my entry all ready:

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Ailsa of Where’s my backpack?, who stepped into the breach and organized last week’s wildly successful Alternative Photo Challenge on the theme of “Reflections”—and then found the time to look at the hundreds of photos and answer the hundreds of comments that flooded in—wants to do it again!

This time she’s proposed a theme that combines her love of travel and that of the summer now upon us, at least those of us in the northern hemisphere…

As soon as I saw her double theme, I knew I had just the photos for her! I offer you… the English summer holiday at the seaside!

Lonely as a cloud

The traditional pony ride

Wetsuits of August

Please, let’s have no indignant defenses of the English summer. I know what I am talking about!

(Or, if you must, do first review the categories that this post is listed under…)

More photos are here.