I suspect a tile may have been dislodged in the squally April showers. We went out for a wander into the village of Staindrop. You think that’s an unusual name! Tomorrow we are off to Haltwhistle. I was sure I had reset the camera from video mode…………..we all know what thought did………Stupid old codger! Two thirds of todays images were shot wide open at f2.8. The best is……. I can’t tell!
We walked the couple of miles into the village and got seriously wet. Top half was okay but I forgot to check that the waterproof trousers were still in the rucksack. Definitely a case of water in the brain.
The medieval church of Saint Mary the Virgin Staindrop. I really want to get inside this building but it was service time and I didn’t think they would appreciate me flashing in there whilst they were partaking of the Eucharist.
Another aspect of the same building taken a couple of minutes later. Begs the question….Who was the architect for the extension? Or the inspiration for it?………Don’t waste those windows…….bung them in there, save a fortune. God looks down not sideways.
I snapped this not as an example of Georgian architecture nor for the four by fours. if you enlarge it you will see the upper windows are plaster and paint………….brilliant!! I just wish I could tell you why. I suspect it was a joke at the expense of excise men who used to wander about taxing windows.
Despite a good soaking or three I enjoyed this morning. A walk and wander is always good for the soul.
I am hoping there will be internet this week. It’s wildlife heaven is Haltwhistle. Have a grand week whatever you are up to and be good.
All images are HDR. Pushed and shoved for contrast and sharpened in Photoshop, as usual they will enlarge with a click.