Exeter War Memorial

“It could be you” - a young man contemplates the war memorial (1923) in Northernhay Gardens, Exeter.

Starlings murmuration at Penrith

A flock of starlings flying intricate patterns around an aerial mast at sunset over Penrith as I wait for a train to the South. Being this close to the murmuration, I could hear the noise of the air over their wings. I was surprised to see them this far north this early in the year but fascinated by the patterns of the flock and the way smaller flocks arrived and joined in the murmuration. Those are the Caldbeck Fells and Skiddaw Forest on the skyline.

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Blencathra (868 m.) ridged with snow

Blencathra (868 m.) ridged with snow on the first day of what the meteorologists call Spring.
My own point of view and not a drone shot: my viewing position is a front row seat on the top deck of the X5 double-decker bus from Penrith.
Blencathra is also known as Saddleback or Hammerhead.

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
St. Richard’s (1942)

Haywards Heath is the archetypical railway town of BR Southern Region, Metroland in Sussex, but without John Betjeman’s poetic endorsement. Haywards Heath has a bustling main street where Arts and Crafts, Deco and Modernist buildings mingle with more recent offices. I see references to both London Town and Sussex Village architecture.

More photos: The architecture of Haywards Heath, Sussex