Visits 2018


London visit, January 2018.
Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

Exhibits in the exhibition on Whales and Cetaceans






The Hinze Hall with a blue whale skeleton

Full size model of a Blue Whale

Comparison with elephants in the Mammal Gallery

The single tusk of a Narwal

an unusual Narwal double tusk

The Dinosaur Gallery
Tyranosaurus Rex full scale model



Fossil of a Triceratops



Fossil from Lyme Regius discovered by Mary Armstrong

Visit to a usual theatre in London

The London Eye from Westminster Bridge

Big Ben swathed in scaffolding and plastic

From Westminster Bridge

The County Hall, the venue for the play, from Westminster Bridge

The ticket: invitation to jury service!

The centre of the action in the Council Chamber



Munich Opera and Gallery Visit, January 2018

Gabrielle Munte Exhibition: Malen ohne Schweife

Outside the Lenbachhaus

Young Girl


Self Portrait



Forest Path

Steam Shovel Building the new Olympia Road to Garmisch

The Opera

Colourful, unusual - but also unhelpful

Start of Act 3


The Chinese Turm; a cold rainy walk in the Englischer Garten

The refurbished Monopterous

Theatiner Kirche from the Hoff Garten


Kunsthalle Exhibition: Gut Wahr Schon; from the Orsay in Paris

Hofkapelle Concert

Mozart performed here ~250 years ago!

Munich Opera and Garmisch to visit friends
February 2018

Wagner, Gotterdaemmerung

Arrival at the Hotel Quirin

The Wank

Afternoon sun over the Waxenstein

The Kramer

The Alpspitz and the Waxenstein
from the Hotel Quirin

The Alpspitz

Shrewsbury Abbey
for the St Mark's Mass
Easter 2018

The Abbey


Llandudno Opera Visit
April 2018

Snowdonia from Nebo

Trufan and the Ogwen Valley

Snowdon, left at the rear

The Little Orme, from Llandudno Pier

WNO Programme

Tosca and La Forza del Destino

Walk up the Orme. The pier from Happy Valley

The Pier and the Victoria Monument

The Little Orme from above the ski slope

As high as we went

The tram down! at the passing place.


The valley station

The Bala Lake Railway
on the way home from Llandudno
April 2018

Bala Station

Waiting for the train.

Arrival


Shunting round the train


Coupling up the "Holy War" for the journey back


The other end: Llanuwchllyn station

Our engine

Coupled up, ready to return to Bala


At Bala, uncoupled



Oiling, ready for the return

Munich for the opera
May 2018

The Frauenkirche

Marienplatz: the Toy Museum

The Neue Rathaus

The Opera: Lucretia Borgia, with Edita Guberova

In the park at Schlloss Nymphenburg
Badenburg

The Monopterous

The Great Cascade


The Grand Canal



Canada Goslings


Coupled six-spot Burnets

Glorious Lilac


Ducklings

The Schloss


The Amalienburg Palace

The rear

Within






Selfie!


Porcelain




The front of the Schloss

North Wales with the North Staffordshire Classics Association

The Llangollen Railway

Departing for Corwen

St Tadclud's Church, Penmachno




The Penmachno Stones


Andy Fear, our Guide


The group
photo: Chris Wain


Near Llanberis

Dollbadarn Castle


Llyn Peris



with Stephen Clifford, Robert Smith and Chris Wain


photo: Chris Wain



photo: Chris Wain




Llyn Padarn


Segontium

The fundations of a barracks block

Andy instructing
photo: Chris Wain


photo: Chris Wain

Andy in full flight, pursued by Pat
photo: Chris Wain


Caernarfon Castle on a celebration day



The river from the castle

Lloyd George

St Asaph Cathedral




Carving in the Choir Stalls


The Patron Saints of St Asaph's

The Translater's Memorial


Munich for the opera and a Diamond Celebration
June 2018

Biergarten, Orleansplatz

The Chinesisches Turm, Englisches Garten




The Rose Garden


The Monopteros, Englisches Garten


Egyptian Geese


With Paul Dutro, before the opera

With Christa



Happy weekend

Attingham Park
Probus Visit
June 2018

The rear of the Hall


The Hall Kitchen

Shrewsbury river trip
with Probus
June 2018

The Quantum Leap Statue


The Welsh Bridge

With John Pedley

With Audrey

The Welsh Bridge

The English bridge

the Cruise Boat

Stoke-on-Trent City Museum
with Rebecca Warnecke, June 2018


Arnold Bennett, the Author

Reginald Mitchell
the Designer of the Spitfire

Commemoration of the steel industry

The Cow Creamers


Lowry Paintings



Dressing up

Pat and Rebecca


Palleas and Melisande
CBSO Concert Performance
June 2018

Symphony Hall

The Curtain Call

North York Moors
August 2018

On the way: Tapton Lock, Chesterfeild

Sevenford House, where we stayed

The Rosedale Annual Show

Remarkable markings

Remarkable Guineapig

Colourful rabbit

Enormous chicken


The Magic show

Judging the heavy horse mares

Mare and foal

Sheep


The Pickering Model Railway Exhibition

OO gauge

N gauge




Pickering Castle


The Outer wall

The Chapel



The ascent to the Mound

Diate Hill Tower

From the tower

The NYM Railway to Whitby and back

The train arriving from the North in Pickering

On the way north across the moors

Repton at Grossmont


Approaching Whitby

Our engine, going round the train for the next service


Whitby with the Abbey

The Harbour

Out to sea

James Cook

The North beach - Beach Huts

Cook looking at the Abbey

The engine going round the train prior to our start south

For the last train - a change of engines at Grossmont

A B1 in the Pickering yard

Walk on the Moor to Ana Cross

The Bank Top Ore Roasting Kilns


Ana Cross



The remains another cross

Passing Ana Cross on the way back


Castle Howard

The North Front of the House


The North Lake


The Antiques Passage

The Ceiling of the dome from the Great Hall beneath



From the indow: the Atlas Fountain

A Delft Tulip Vase in the Museum Room

The Long Gallery

The Chapel

The Chapel Ceiling



The Atlas Fountain

The South front of the House


The Tower of the Winds


The Mausoleum

The Mausoleum over the New River Bridge

The South Front from the South Lake

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