Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Traditionally depicted as being dressed in Lincoln green, he is often portrayed as “robbing from the rich and giving to the poor” alongside his band of Merry Men. Robin Hood became a popular folk figure in the late-medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in literature, films and television.
Statue of Robin Hood, outside Nottingham Castle.
Panasonic Lumix, 9.9mm f/4.6, 1/60s, ISO 800.
WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER
The best way to describe this wee white Terrier dog breed from Scotland is simply to say that he’s so full of self-esteem that he knows he’s the best thing around. Always on the lookout for a good time, he’ll make you laugh while he entertains himself. He’s friendly and happy, with a lively nature that endears him to everyone (except small rodents), especially when he cocks his head to the side and looks at you quizzically.
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Loughborough Carillon is a carillon and war memorial in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. It is in Queen’s Park, and is a well known landmark, visible from several miles away. It is 152 feet (46 m) high.
Plans were finalised in 1919 and when completed in 1923 it was the first grand carillon in England, the concept being associated with Belgium where so many British servicemen lost their lives during the 1914–1918 Great War. The Carillon was designed by Sir Walter Tapper, and is now grade II listed The carillon has 47 bells, all of which were cast at John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough. The carillon was built by William Moss and Sons Ltd of Loughborough.
The dedication was held on Sunday 22 July 1923, led by Bishop of Peterborough, Frank Theodore Woods and Field Marshal Sir William Robertson. Elgar composed Carillon Chimes for the occasion; the manuscript, donated to Charnwood Borough Council in the 1950s, was rediscovered in 2012.
There are recitals every Thursday (1300 till 1400) and Sunday (1300 till 1400) throughout the summer.
The Carillon is a grade II listed building.
Canon 40D with Sigma 24-70 @26mm, ISO 400, 1/1000s, f/5
Moorhen, in Queen’s park Loughborough.
A nice bright day, although quite cold.
Canon 350D with Canon 70-200L @ 200mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 400.
I need to get my skates on and sort out a trip to Madrid.
Canon 40D, Canon 380EX flash with Canon 70-200L @ 168mm, 1/250s, f/5, ISO 100.
A bit stuck for time today, so here is my grandson, Archie’s favourite pig.
This sculpture sits outside the library on Granby Street and is a gift from Loughborough’s twin town of Epinal in France.
The statue was erected 19th May 1957.
Canon 40D with Sigma 24-70 @ 39mm, f/7.1, 1/160s, ISO 400
“Light & Dark”
I had a trip to Leicester today and only took my point and shoot with me. Went all day without seeing a decent shot and then on the way back through the Highcross, I saw this installation and thought it would be O/K.
Panasonic Lumix, 5mm 1/250s, f/3.2, ISO 100.
Didn’t get out much today, so I came up with this for an indoor shot.
These blocks are craft stamps, they have a rubber pad on the bottom which has ink applied, you can them print it onto cards etc.
Canon 40D with Sigma 24-70 @34mm and Canon 380EX flash (bounced), f/7.1, 1/250s, ISO 400. The image was post processed with an Xray filter.
Sneaky street shot, this lady was in a world of her own, sitting and watching the world go by in a busy town centre.
Canon 40D, Canon 70-200L @ 200mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 400