It was tournament day at Kenilworth Castle so there were lots of battle re-enactments in the fields surrounding the castle. English heritage events like this are always good fun, and this year we didn’t even have any rain. Actually it was quite a warm day so the knights must have been roasting in the metal armour.
The English heritage night at the entrance to the castle.
One of the best photos I took the last time I was in London – certainly Jenny’s favourite of the lot – was just outside this pub. A photo I saw from afar and ran to catch. It happened that the conversation got animated while I was framing – luck plays a role in these things.
Every time I look at this photo it reminds me of films where the principal photography has been filtred green or blue, to give suggest a grim urban environment. Examples that spring to mind include Minority Report, parts of Chungking Express, Push and most of the Bourne series.
I’ve been making an effort to try and encourage bees into the garden his year, with quite a bit of success (so much so that there are some bumblebees living in a hole in the wall underneath the decking)! Anyway out in the garden I used my phone to capture these images – not bad for a phone camera.
A few details from Cardiff castle.
We spent the week in Oxford for work. A beautiful city which we will have to go back to explore properly. Home to the Bodleian library.