Visits 2017

Munich Opera
January 2017

Gaestatte Brunnstein: Nicky with granddaughter

Walk in the Englische Garten
surfers in the snow


Kunsthalle Exhibition: Spain's Golden Age

El Greco

Bayerisches Oper: South Pole

Stadt Rosenheim, staircase

The Goldener Engel

Sunset coming home

Excursion to Berry Head with Melanie
March 2017

Outside the Guardhouse Cafe on Berry Head

Illuminated by the Berry Head Light

View to Durl Head

Cod Rock

Below the Berry Head Light

Torquay from Berry Head

Nottingham Opera Visit
March 2017

Nottingham Town Hall

Munich Opera visit
Ariadne auf Naxos & The Consul
March 2017

The Munich Phil. in the Gasteig

The Botanic Garden

Spring flowers in the woods

Awaiting the tulips

Left: The first ornament out of its winter wrapping
Right: my permanent ornament

Echinocactus Grusonii





Villa Stuck Portico

Walk along the Isar

Posters for the Consul

Cuvilliés Theatre, Munich

St Michael's Church, newly renovated

Llandudno for the Welsh National Opera Spring Season

Lunch at Nebo with a views to Snowdonia

Walk: Ascending the Great Orme
with Conwy in the background

The summit buildings

Low Tide on the Conwy Estuary


with Herring Gull

Within a stone circle

For the less energetic

The Llangollen Railway

Off season train to Corwen

Papplewick Pumping Station
with the NS National Trust Group

The Pond

The stack and the group

The pond with a model of the Bismark

The main entrance to the pumping house

The Pumping House

The engines and pumps

The boilers

The ornamentation

The main cylinders

Connecting rods

The big end

The flywheel

The governor

James Watt co., the Builder

An exhibited steam driven electrical generator

Staunton Harold
with the NS National Trust Group

The Church and Hall

The painted ceiling

The Hall

The Lake

The Library

Utility Room, formerly the Chapel

The Dining Room

The Garden

Lunch at Emmanuel College, Cambridge
July 2017

St John's College, where we stayed

The Round Church
The view from Pat's room

St John's tower being repaired
The view from Peter's room

Red hot pokers

The Library Lantern

Night view

The Bridge of Sighs

New Court

Second Court

School of Pythagoras

The Round Church
Holy Sepulchre

Emmanuel College
Lunch with the Master

Lunch at Emmanuel College

Petricia and Christine Aukland

Brian Thrush

Sally Williams

With Mike & Christine Aukland

Emmanuel College Chapel

The John Harvard Window

Thomas Cranmer

Buxton, for the Opera Festival, July 2017

The refurbished spa bath

Lady Morris Dancers

Walk to Solomon's Temple

A lime worker

Buxton from the tower

Walk from Buxton to the Goyt Valley

Roadside shrine

The old CHPR track

looking back ...

... round the hillside

The blocked up tunnel mouth

The minature railway in Buxton Park

Rather dwarfed by Richard and Ian

Staying at Sonning while visiting Kath Glover in Caversham
September 2017

Sonning Lock


Sonning bridge

The Thames

Milford on Sea to visit Frank
September 2017

The Needles and the Isle of Wight


From the Hurst Castle Ferry

Hurst Castle

The Lighthouse

From the ramparts

Sturt Pool

Black Swans

The walk, including the ferry.

With Frank at Barton on Sea

The Needles from Barton


Harvest House; our B&B

Torquay to visit Melanie
October 2017

After sunset

Brixham, he Golden Hind

After sunset

Ducks accompanying an opera at Buxton

Mandarin Duck

Llandudno for the opera
October 2017

Gret Orme from the promenade

The Little Orme

Sunshine from the pier

The Pier

The Green Buoy, opposite our hotel

Snowdonia from the Nemo road

Llangollen after plenty of rain

Edinburgh, for the Designed Mind Symposium
November 2017

The Castle

The Scottish Parliament

Holyrood House

Daniel Dennett, keynote speaker

Two authors: Andy Clark and Dan Dennett

Re-read before the Symposium

To read after the Symposium

The Scott Monument

Salford: Opera North at the Lowry
November 2017

Our hotel on the Quays

The Lowry Outlet Mall

Salford in the early morning

The Lowry Bridge and the Imperial War Museum

The Lowry Theatre and Gallery

The Imperial War Museum from the bridge

The poster of the six "little great" operas

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