Clifford’s Tower

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Clifford’s Tower, York (North Yorkshire, England)  – in late afternoon Autumn sun.  Clifford’s Tower was the location of one of the worst anti-Semitic massacres of the Middle Ages (see English Heritage ).  In Spring the slopes erupt with the mass blooming of daffodils.

—Stephen—

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Italica’s Amphitheatre

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A photo taken from the floor of the amphitheatre in Italica, a Roman town in Santiponce, near Seville.  Unfortunately, access around the top of the amphitheatre was restricted so I couldn’t get a view showing the complete oval.   A shame, but as the site of Italica was free to access on the day we visited,  I was not too disappointed.  If you are in the area of Seville, Spain, Italica is well worth a visit.    The local people have a fantastic resource in this Roman site.

—Stephen—

How Hill Tower

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How Hill Tower near Wallerthwaite, North Yorkshire.  I’ve learnt the tower sits on the site of the ‘Chapel of Saint Michael de Monte’.  It was built 1718-23, by John Aislabie  (he was expelled from the House of Commons, where he had been appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer, after being found guilty of the ”most notorious, dangerous and infamous corruption”). (wiki)
…. Always interesting to follow things up…..!

—Stephen—

The Thames – Downstream from Tower Bridge

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Although the Tower Bridge (London) is closed for repair work to the road surfaces, the small exhibition area at the top is still open.  This was shot through one of a number of small opening windows along the walkways across the top of the bridge.

(I particularly liked the mixed messages this scene seemed to give me.)

—Stephen—