Canterbury

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The murder of Thomas Becket over 840 years ago did not need the forensic enquiry team of CSI-Canterbury to find the killers, they were the henchmen of Henry the eighth.

The killers managed to convince the Pope in Rome they were good guys who didn’t really mean to kill Thomas with four blows from their sharp blades and were excommunicated and exiled to bask in the Holy Land sunshine for fourteen years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Becket

Nowadays, it is a tourist attraction but also the home old The Archbishop Justin Welby who has a wonderful garden in Lambeth.

https://michaelcolman.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/lambeth-palace-gardens/

Canterbury was the first location visited by us as part of Lizzie and Mike’s Railway Poster Calendar Tour 2015.

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Lambeth Palace Gardens

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Late last year on a bleak and dull morning I was joined by three other members of The Camera Club; Kevin Birch, Ian Greaves and Jay Kavner on a visit to Lambeth Palace Gardens to photograph autumnal leaves and the Palace grounds.

It became a Shoot and Show event where members may share knowledge photographing at a location, print their own work at the Club’s excellent digital or darkroom facilities and show their work with pride.  The exhibition runs at the 1885 Gallery until 7 March 2015.

http://thecameraclub.co.uk/2015/02/shoot-and-show-lambeth-palace-gardens/

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The Skies Over Blackwall in 2014

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The skies over Blackwall Basin changes daily and here are a few examples from the past year.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw024256?search=blackwall%20basin&ref=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_India_Docks

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols43-4/pp268-281#h3-0004

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Decorative Panels of The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

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An exceptional feature of the Alhambra are the decorative panels of plaster and ceramics.

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https://michaelcolman.wordpress.com/?p=2048&preview=true

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The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

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Another day trip from our distant honeymoon, this time we stayed at an elegant hotel in the ground of the Alhambra.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra

http://www.alhambra-patronato.es/index.php?id=1472&L=2

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Paradores Hotel, Alhambra, Granada, Spain

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We were delighted to stay a night in the glorious Paradores Alhambra.

http://www.parador.es/en/paradores/parador-de-granada

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North Norfolk Railway

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For many years we have been fans of The North Norfolk Railway reminiscent of the steam powered days of our childhood.

http://www.nnrailway.co.uk

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Tower of London Poppies

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The crowds gathering to see the Blood Swept Lands at The Tower of London were a phenomenon of 2014.

http://poppies.hrp.org.uk

http://www.hrp.org.uk/NewsAndMedia/Pressresources/tolpressresources/06-02-2014-toweroflondon-commemorates-outbreak-first-world-war

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Mijas Costa

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Once upon a time we went on our honeymoon to Carahuela a few miles from Torremolinos, Spain.  We had a day trip to a small village in the mountains and we shared the bus with chickens and a goat bought by locals at the market.  It was a small charming village overlooking the Costa del Sol.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_del_Sol

Since then the village has expanded towards the coast and the coast has expanded towards the village and the area is now known as Mijas Costa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mijas

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