(More than) four Friday Photos: 9

[Every Friday I’m posting, for the fun of it, four photographs selected pretty much at random from my hard drives. They were captured with a variety of technologies, from analogue through early digital to my latest cameras, so their quality, both artistic and technical, may vary!]

This week my photos are all from the Northumberland coast, a wonderful place that offers great walking, castles, beaches, cliffs, traces of industry and superb geology. This week I couldn’t limit myself to four photos though, just in case you might think I can’t count!

First, the beautiful, abstract patterns on the rocks near Dunstanburgh:

Next, a view of Dustanburgh Castle against a gloomy sky:

Dunstanburgh Castle
WW2 concrete block, with the Farne Islands on the horizon

On some of the beaches there are relics of the second world war, pillboxes and concrete tank traps to ward off an invasion that thankfully never came.

Lots to photograph at Alnmouth:


Berwick upon Tweed is a town full of interest. I took too many photos to even try to share here, but I loved this never-to-be-opened doorway. If you look carefully, at its base is a section across the cut off track of a little narrow gauge railway, which by peering through a gap in the door, I could see continuing on the inside.

“This Door to be Kept Shut by Order” Berwick. Evidence of narrow gauge railway at its base.
Me and L, Warkworth Castle.

Finally, I don’t often appear in my own photographs unless there’s a handy wall on which to rest a camera for a time-release shot.

Author: ralphblog

I am a historical archaeologist, writer and editor. I live in Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia.

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