Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, it lies in a curve of the Thames. It was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514. The place was built into a palace which was so beautiful that the king himself grew jealous. Of course, it’s dangerous to make the king jealous. So, some time later Wolsey fell from power and died. The king took care of the property and built some more pieces to it.
This poor goldfish was found in Colombia in a shop where I used to cover my beer supply.
Goldfish can live in a bowl but not long. In the best case, goldfish living in a bowl that is regularly cleaned will live for a couple of years. The worst scenario is the fish will be weakened from ammonia and nitrite poisoning and will die from a bacterial and/or parasitic infection, shown as dropsy.
There’s no electricity or decent accommodation (no hotel but hammocks basically) and the mosquito eat you alive. However the weather is just great and the temperature of the water is constantly 27C. Make sure to bring a good book.
Softly the trees begin to sing their farewell song on a nice foggy London night.
This is London’s Tooting Common. A great Park / Common. The main difference seems to be Parks close at night while Commons don’t have fences or gates and are accessible 24/7.
Tooting Bec Common includes a number of formal avenues of trees — the first such avenue to be recorded was a line of oaks to commemorate a visit by Elizabeth I in 1600.
Thunderstorms: Romans thought them to be battles waged by Jupiter, who hurled lightning bolts forged by Vulcan. Christian doctrine accepted the ideas of Aristotle’s original work, called Meteorologica, that winds were caused by exhalations from the Earth and that fierce storms were the work of God.
Ok, but the scenery was really impressive the time the picture was taken at Lake Starnberg near Munich.
These victorian lamp posts are actually quite decorative I find. Mostly made of cast iron they come in so many different shapes. To preserve these victorian lamp posts throughout the city must be quite an effort.
Processed in HDR.
Dan Flavin – the art of fluorescent light!
The artist uses limitation of his art moderne of materials to commercially available fluorescent tubing inserting it into the world of high art. The resulting body of work at once possesses a straightforward simplicity and a deep sophistication.
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