Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
First through train from "Up" country for two months

Two months ago storms washed away the railway line at Dawlish in south Devon, such that much of south Devon, Plymouth and Cornwall have been cut off from the rest of the UK rail network.

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G6 with 35mm Voigtlander Color Skopar

Today saw the reopening of the line, this is the first through train, the 07:30 ex London (Paddington) having just crossed Isambard Kingdon Brunel's masterpiece, the Royal Albert Bridge, entering Cornwall. Sadly the portals are covered whilst undergoing maintenance otherwise the inscription I K BRUNEL ENGINEER 1859 would be visible. Behind that unique bridge can be seen the towers and support cables of the 1961 road bridge. Both bridges are suspension bridges, the railway bridge being known as a Bowstring Suspension Bridge, a fitting tribute to an engineering genius.

Barrie
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Location
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Mark
Can't help but see someone smiling…

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biglouis

Veteran
I was being a bit 'touristy' in my own home town today and was at Wellington Arch in the centre of Hyde Park Corner in time to see the daily procession of the Household Cavalry, in this case the Life Guards, through the arch.

All A7+FE 35/2.8

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This is detail from the frame above - I didn't know the 35/2.8 could do portraits!
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In the distance is the WWI memorial to the Royal Artillery
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I was being a bit 'touristy' in my own home town today and was at Wellington Arch in the centre of Hyde Park Corner in time to see the daily procession of the Household Cavalry, in this case the Life Guards, through the arch.

All A7+FE 35/2.8

DSC01093-Edit.jpg


DSC01097-Edit.jpg


DSC01108-Edit.jpg


This is detail from the frame above - I didn't know the 35/2.8 could do portraits!
DSC01108-Edit-2.jpg


In the distance is the WWI memorial to the Royal Artillery
DSC01115-Edit.jpg

Neat parade.

Kind of funny that they have a mounted police "Escort."
 

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