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'Scene' in Durham 1/5

During our coaching holiday in June to County Durham we got to spend a few hours in Durham itself, famous of course for its castle and cathedral. I was so looking forward to taking the standard ‘postcard’ shots of both down at river level, then I saw what they’d done to the cathedral, just my luck !!!! Grrrr!!

 

'Scene' in Durham 1/5

During our coaching holiday in June to County Durham we got to spend a few hours in Durham itself, famous of course for its castle and cathedral. I was so looking forward to taking the standard ‘postcard’ shots of both down at river level, then I saw what they’d done to the cathedral, just my luck !!!! Grrrr!!

 

comments (16)

Still a nice shot though, Brian. I've never been to Durham, my neighbours in England are from there, lovely people.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. We found the people we met while we were there very friendly.
your framing of the castle and cathedral from the weirs along the river is great Brian...
they have to fix old buildings sometimes....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, but why did they have to fix it while we were there!
Ah well - still a lovely image - the bridge is great!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. When you visit your English home you must get Frank to take you to this area, the scenery out of Durham is brilliant.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Oct 2016, 04:24
No matter, Brian...this is great stuff!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
Magnifique vue, j'aime beaucoup.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Oct 2016, 06:47
It always seems to happen when you are in a place for a short time and not likely to be back for a long time, Brian. One could say it looks ethereal!
Brian Walbey: I think you are right, I bet the same thing happens when we finally/hopefully get to Bath one day. It is called s**s (sorry Murphys) law smile
Actually, to be honest, Brian, I am totally taken by the forefront river and bridge...more than making up for the cathedral.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie that is a very kind comment, I hope you didn't get similar problems in lovely Cornwall last week.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Oct 2016, 06:55
It is always a delight to see your pictures. And to bad we cannot clone out that thingy on top of the cathedral.. We had a great time in England and Cornwall. Lots of choccie-box pictures taken.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, you are as kind in your comment as Ginnie. I trust you both liked Cornwall, it is a beautiful area and packed full of choccie-box pictures, i look forward to seeing yours.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Oct 2016, 07:16
They've packaged it!
Brian Walbey: Yes they damn well have!!!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Oct 2016, 07:18
Oh yes, I know this view, too, later I visited the very impressive cathedral. I like your image very much, I wonder that the modern building is allowed to be towering the holy cathedral.
Brian Walbey: I thought you would have been here Philine, we didn't go up to the cathedral. That isn't a modern building, it is one of the towers of the cathedral with cladding wrapped round it while repairs are being done, how annoying!!
Still a fine picture Brian. Durham is a lovely city
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill, our visit was only a few hours so we didn't get to see that much of it as we spent the afternoon at Crook Hall Gardens, a little way out from the centre. They were lovely with an excellent tearoom, pictures to follow in a while.
An iconic view Brian, I knew where this was as soon as I saw it. I like Durham very much and look forward to the other four photos.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chad, our visit was only a few hours so we didn't get to see that much of it as we spent the afternoon at Crook Hall Gardens, a little way out from the centre.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Oct 2016, 09:17
Yes, it happens. More than once for me and I travel all the way from Africa. The most notable one I can remember is the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, that was similarly covered. Had to take a couple of xtra beers to get over it smile

Durham has a beautiful setting.
Brian Walbey: No doubt you had a few moments of the anger factor in Innsbruck, we saw the roof back in the early 70's.during a visit to Austria, I guess I must have a colour slide picture of it somewhere..
I would say you got a fine shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, there is an imaginary cross on the pavement where I stood to take this marking the spot where everybody stands to take their photos smile
Great shot, though, Brian. My grammar school was where that pale building on the right now is smile
Brian Walbey: Hopefully a nice reminder of your younger days then Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2016, 17:09
One of the photographers that I have followed for a number of years lives in Durham so I often see the "classic" views so I'm very familiar with your viewpoint here. It is is frustrating when building works spoil a view you wanted to see. It happens to us all at some point.
Brian Walbey: I was a bit disappointed to say the least, with the number of tourists who visit Durham you would have thought they would keep away from the mid-summer period to do this.

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