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.
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.
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.
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].
Continuing the photo only day, here’s an old photo of rainy London in the 1890’s. Must say, I’d have loved to travel in a Hansom Cab, putting myself into a Holmesian frame of mind.
This is a photo of Leon Trotsky and his bodyguards in 1919. With the current focus on alleged Russia state murders. Trotsky was murdered of the instruction of Joseph Stalin in 1940. Nothing new in the world.
Continuing with the snow theme, here’s a photo of The Forbidden City under the snow, Beijing, 1957 by Marc Riboud