Visits 2013

Also in 2013: Events, Garden, Visits, Walks, Paul, Stephen's Visits, Michael, Holidays: Skiing in Europe, Spring Odyssey, Russian Cruise

January 2013

The Hotel Stadt-Rosenheim

Inscription on the bedroom mirror

bedroom wallpaper

wallpaper on the stairs ...

... with the photographer

breakfast room

Theatiner Kirche

The Nave

The Altar

The Dome

The National Opera

Edita Guberova
as Lucretia Borgia

The Nespresso Boutique

Chinesischer Turm
iin the Englischer Garten

Trentham Gardens
April 2013


in the woods

Mandarin Duck

Trentham fairies

Minature Railway

Greylag Goose



May 2013

The Botanischer Garten

Tulip time

The Schmuckhof

tulips of every shape and form

Aubretia wall

Botansiches Institut

Rhododendron Grove


in the show Greenhouse


Terrapins on the loose

small at the moment

At Verdi's Macbeth

with Roswitha, Irmgard, Christa, Aileen and George
in the chapel garden

Walk in the Englischer garten

lunch at the mini Hofbraühaus on a fine day

The south end of the Garten



The Lenbachhaus
newly renovated

Too long a queue to wait in the rain

Munich, June 2013

BMW World

BMW Museum

Early model, based on an Austin 7

The model which I drove from Munich to London in 1955!

Early post-war vehicle

the latest

Exhibition of Rolls Royce Cars

The modern version with little elegance

BMW Welt

unfulfilled dreams

The BMW tower

Walk in the Englischer Garten



A lot of water

Bristol for Mike and Nicky's party

Picnic by the Severn at Arlingham

Newnham Church on the other bank


Mike's party

Will with his aunt, Georgina

Will's fire show

Mike and Nicky
100 together

calculating the odds


The Clifton Suspension bridge
from Sion Hill

The Clifton Suspension bridge

A stitched image

Star Cross
the pumping station for Brunel's atmospheric railway

Melanie's garden

with Melanie

with Ted

with Susan and Ted

June 2013

Wagner's Dream & Lohengrin
WNO, The Hippodrome

Jo - st the University

The Union

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

George I

Where we frequently sat, 58 years before, on our 55th Wedding Anniversary

Ceramic by della Robbia

Dame Matha Barber
the co-benefactor

Winterbourne House
where Pat lived from 1953 to 1954

in the garden

Rhododendron grove

Japanese bridge

under the Gunnera


Edgebaston pool
where we sat after the Graduation Ball in 1956

Rain shower

In Winterbourne

probably Pat's shared room in 1953

The Bull Ring Birmingham

St Martin's in the Bull Ring

the church spire
from our hotel room

Much Wenlock Priory
August 2013

The Nave and St Michael's Chapel

North Transept Wall

The South Transept

The Lavabo

The Chapter House

The Infirmary

Topiary Garden and South Transept

The Wilkins-Pleck Garden
Whitmore, Staffordshire
August 2013

The House


one of the "rooms"

The lake

A glorious Gunnera

with Tony Johns

Peacock Butterfly

One of the perrenial beds

approaching 78

A madrigal group

Towcester and Northampton
August 2013

Frank, outside his house

Frank and Ivy

Blisworth Church, from the Canal

Young moorhens

Virgin Trains

The Grand Union Canal

Basildon Park and Reading
August 2013

the House front

The rear showing the outside of the Octogon Room

Basement with the NT tea room

The Dining Room

The Octagon Drawing Room

The Ceiling

The Ceiling of the Green Drawing Room

with Kath Glover on the stairs

A medical doll

Lady Iliffe's Bedroom

The top of the Great Staircase

with Kath Glover

Oxford and Chastleton House
August 2013

Oxford: Lunch with Richard and Brenda Wayne

photo: Richard Wayne

Richard's account of the visit
from his Blipfoto account

from the approach path

Chastelton House

The adjacent St Mary's Church

The Great Hall

The White Parlour

The Great Parlour

The Fettiplace Room

The Great Chamber

Embroidery in the Fettiplace Closet

The Sheldon Room

The Long Gallery

in the Courtyard

The Kitchen Range

from the Croquet Lawn

St Mary's from the garden

from St Mary's Chrurchyard

The Dovecote

Broom House
with Christopher and Gwenda
August 2013

Broom House

The beach at Shingle Street


One of the several Martello Towers


Concert at the Maltings

Woodpecker, through a window

Tits (through a dirty window!)

Christopher with Poppy


with Gwenda and Poppy

Greater Anglian Train at Woodbridge Station

Colin and Myrna

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
September 2013

The painted panels

Tudor Kitchen

The Wolsey Gallery of Gainsborough and Constable paintings

The rear of the Mansion

St Margaret's Church

Langley Chapel
Shropshire, September 2013

Acton Burnell Castle
Shropshire, September 2013

Acton Burnell Church
Shropshire, September 2013

Pitchford Hall

RAF Museum
Cosford, September 2013



The Cold War Hangar

Canberra Bomber


October 2013

The restored St Michael's Church

The Frauenkirche

Ballet: A Summer Night's Dream

at the Ballet

Neue Pinakothek
October 2013

van Gogh

van Gogh





Bismark by von Lenbach




The Sammlung Schack
October 2013

von Lenbach

The Lorelei

von Neureuther

Wexford Opera festival
October 2013


Dublin Bay
from Bray Head


The Opera Logo

The Opera House

The opening of Queen Christiana

Train to Rosslare
Irish Trains

Reflections in the harbour

Trawler departing

Art Exhibition
Martina Mcateer

with Ian and Richard

Salford Quays and the Lowry
November 2013

The Three opera "Festival of Britten"

The Lowry Bridge


The Lowry

The Imperial War Museum

Harrier Jump Jet

Fire Pump

Baghdad Car
Anti-roadside bomb vehicle

T34 tank

The Exhibition of Lowry Paintings

Manchester Art Gallery
November 2013

The Amazon Warehouse

Dutch paintings

Greyson Perry
The Vanity of Small Differences
The five piece tapestry

John Rylands Library

Chopin in Deansgate

Nantwich Choral Society

with Joe Watson, a friend in the choir

The Greek at the RNCM

Advertising flyer

Ready for the performance
Music Theatre Wales

November 2013

A stormy arrival

The Donizetti "Tudor" operas

on the Great Orme

St Tudno's Grave Yard

Endless wind farms

The summit


Juvenile Kestrel



The path down


November 2013

Ludlow Castle
from the River Teme
Green Cafe in the foreground

with Manon and Gerald Owen ...

... friends from 50 years before

Ludlow: the Old Bull

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