Saturday, January 29, 2005

Friday, January 28, 2005

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Sunrise

Early morning sunshine reflected from Singleton hospital and also from houses on Townhill. As seen from the coast path at West Cross

Sunrise
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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Monday, January 24, 2005

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Mumbles sunset

Sunset (17:30) over Mumbles as seen from our house in Tycoch. Click on image for enlargement.

Mumbles sunset
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Langland

A view of Langland taken at 10:00 after our swim in the sea. The air temperature was zero degrees centigrade and there was a keen north easterly wind. The points fading into the distance are: Langland Point, Pwll Ddu Head, and Oxwich Point.

Langland
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Sketty police station

Taken for John, USA

Sketty police station
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The Promenade, Mumbles

Photographs of 3 The Promenade, Mumbles taken for Linda, USA. The view is right opposite the house - unfortunately the tide was out, it's so much more attractive at high tide.

View from the Promenade, Mumbles
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3 The Promenade, Mumbles
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Saturday, January 22, 2005

Friday, January 21, 2005

Elysium

The old Elysium at the top of High Street. It has also been used a bingo hall, and the Labour Hall. It now looks very sad and neglected.

Elysium
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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Singleton Hospital

This photograph shows the old and the new wings of Singleton Hospital. It was taken from the road entering the National Pool.

Singleton Hospital
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

David Evans has closed

The long-established department store David Evans has finally closed. They have wasted no time in removing the name from under the clock, and now a well known feature of the city centre has gone for good. This is a sign of the relocation of shops to malls situated on the periphery of the city. Too bad if you do not have a car and have to walk like us - and of course the bus service is basal.

Closed
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The old David Evans store
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Monday, January 17, 2005

Sketty Cross

Sketty Cross as seen from the bridge over Gower Road near St Pauls Church. This view is looking west towards Gower.

Sketty Cross
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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Guildhall

Pigeons alighting on a shabby looking Guildhall on a grey wet day in Swansea. I was on my way to town to buy some photo paper.

Guildhall
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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Mumbles Dawn

This picture was taken at 08:00 on our way to our morning swim at Langland. The tide was full in and the surge of the sea onto the pebbles was too strong for us to swim there. So we walked around the cliff path to Caswell and had our swim there.

Mumbles Dawn
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Singleton Hospital

Taken at dusk from the roof of Margam building at the University. This is the hospital where my wife Sue works night duty as a nurse.

Singleton Hospital
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Boating Lake

This is the boating lake in Singleton Park as seen from the window of the computer room in Biological Sciences, Swansea University. I look out on to this view every day.

Boating Lake, Singleton Park
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Monday, January 10, 2005

Sketty Hall

I walk past Sketty Hall everyday on my way to work. Bought my new Canon EOS 300D today. Jessops matched the online price of £600. Also my new Epson R800 printer arrived yesterday, so things are moving.

Sketty Hall as seen from Singleton Park
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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Morning swim at Langland

Went for our morning swim in the sea at Langland. Sea temperature about 10 degrees, as was the air temperature, so it was quite agreeable. When I took the following photographs I realized that I had left my camera balanced for tungsten light by mistake (from last night) and this resulted in a blue cast. I took most of it out with color saturation adjustment but it left a strange "early morning" feel to the sky. Got away with it I think? But had to go B&W for the surfer which perhaps looks better for it?

Mumbles from Linden Tree, West Cross
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Bust at Mermaid's Retreat
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Surfers at Langland
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Saturday, January 08, 2005


Uplands at dusk
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Walk to town

Walked to town to buy some new Trazeta hiking boots this afternoon. Pretty windy and cold, but dry. Took the above shot of Uplands on our way home. Jessops said they would price match Amazon for the Canon EOS 300D so if I decide to buy I'll certainly go back there.

Mumbles Head

Just to start my blog off here is a picture of Mumbles.

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