• Iconic Yorkshire,  Photography

    Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near to the village of Aldfield. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for 407 years becoming one of the wealthiest monasteries in England until its dissolution in 1539 under the order of Henry VIII. The abbey is a Grade I listed building owned by the National…

  • Iconic Yorkshire,  Photography

    Bolton Abbey

    The third installment of my Iconic Yorkshire series is the idyllic Bolton Abbey. Set on the banks of the River Wharfe, the abbey boasts a ruined priory and a plethora of walking and rambling routes. The peak of Simon's Seat, the Strid section of the Wharfe and the hidden gem Posforth Gill Force are the main photographic attractions,  and one…

  • Iconic Yorkshire,  Photography

    Arthington Viaduct

    For the second shoot in the series Iconic Yorkshire, I returned to the village of Arthington, where I happily spent my childhood. Arthington has always been my spiritual home, so it was not a difficult decision to chose the viaduct as the next stop in the series. I know that the previous shoot, Knaresborough, was also a bridge, and a…

  • Iconic Yorkshire,  Photography

    New Project Upcoming

    Due to one reason or another, unfortunately my photography has taken a bit of a backstep recently. Some valid reasons, some not-so-valid. But I am aiming to put that right with a new project! I seem to have got my inspiration back, not too sure where from but I’m not complaining.  So, a new project is afoot. Exploring iconic landmarks…

  • Travel

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    A few pictures from the Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Main Square Vilnius Park Vilnius boasts some fabulous architecture: St Anne's Church Stained Glass Window But perhaps none as beautiful as the magnificent cathedral: Vilnius Cathdral A short bus ride to quaint Trakai was the agenda for the next full day, and was well worth the trip for the splendid castle:…

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