Photo of the week No.44: Winston Churchill in his dressing gown

Winston Churchill in his dragon patterned dressing gown and monogrammed slippers at the Casablanca conference, Tunisia, Jan. 1943.  Churchill was recovering from pneumonia.

Standing to Churchill’s left in the photo is Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D Eisenhower.

A couple of days of photos: No.7 – Two bridges over the River Dart

I’ve said here, often enough, that my photography skills are such that I call myself a happy snapper.

There are occasions when I try hard to compose a photo, and make it pleasing to me, and hopefully pleasing to viewers. Here’s one of my rarely carefully composed photos.

It was taken in May last year while we were in holiday in South Devon. We took a drive, from our base in Totnes, to Dartmoor. Feeling in need of refreshment, we stopped at the Two Bridges Hotel, at Two Bridges in the Dartmoor National Park.

I like old bridges. I like learning about old bridges, and I like photographing them. Here’s my photo of the two bridges over the River Dart. The old bridge is in the foreground, and the newer, main road, bridge can be seen through the central span.

A couple of days of photos: No.6 – Astronaut

Continuing with presenting only photos. This photo is of British astronaut Tim Peake seen during his first spacewalk on Jan. 15, 2016, successfully replacing a failed voltage regulator that caused a loss of power to one of the space station’s eight power channels in Nov. 2015.

I remain enthralled by our ability to do this stuff.

A couple of days of photos: No.5 – Dartmoor prison

Last year we holidayed in South Devon, where I enjoyed many a day of steam train experiences. Travelling around Devon we passed by Dartmoor Prison. Here’s my photo of it on a pleasant day. can imagine it being forbidding and depressing in dark, dank, cold, and rainy weather. [Click on image to enlarge].