Evenings in Durham

Evenings in Durham

A summer evening with photographers and tripods allowed into the cathedral resulted in some interior shots, and the Lumiere festival in November took us round the exterior, including across the river. The colour shot, showing the rose window, was one of 16 images...
Heritage open day 2

Heritage open day 2

I couldn’t resist a second trip out with free access, this time to Cragside House gardens, enjoying a long walk to the Power House, Pump House and Archimedes screw. Pelton water wheel, on museum display, taken with a Lensbaby lens Pump House, in the distance,...
Heritage open day

Heritage open day

We chose to visit Vanburgh’s Seaton Delaval Hall as our free Open Day visit, which included a hard hat tour of the grounds with the project manager for the major renovations being carried out, and a scaffolding climb up to the roof . Built by Sir John Vanburgh,...
Alnwick steam weekend

Alnwick steam weekend

Paid a brief visit on Sunday to snap some folks in 1940s costume at the Aln valley Railway. A brand new railway station and visitor center has been constructed by volunteers on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway follows the original trackbed towards...