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signageOf all the ridiculous signs in a risk-averse country…!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Each week WordPress provides a new photographic theme for creative inspiration. We take photographs based on our interpretation of the theme, and post them on our blogs anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme is announced.

Street furniture and shop windows interest me and I loved all the signage on the brick wall especially the reminder to be quiet! It was very quiet when I took the photo of Foss Street except for the joyous choruses from the blue chapel which sounded so welcoming and uplifting. The shop window of Signature may well be the inspiration for my son’s new bedroom d├ęcor as nautical flags and a lime green feature wall are acceptable to both of us.

Our family holiday to Dartmouth to celebrate my parents’ Ruby Anniversary was an outstanding success and we left with happy memories.

The weather was grim on one morning but that is par for the course when holidaying in England. I wondered if it was worth dragging myself from bed to photograph a wet Dartmouth but I was rewarded by seeing the sun shimmer through the rain transforming the views to duotone. I enjoyed revisiting the fleet of yellow boats on a rain-pocked river which remind me of shiny plastic bath toys. And I had the fun of photographing the incredible view from our house in morning light and at night.

 

The reflections were so exciting that I couldn’t stop photographing them in the early morning light. I wandered around before breakfast watching waiters arrive for work, window cleaners, refuse removal men and shopkeepers counting stock as Dartmouth prepared for another day in the busy Regatta week.

“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” said Ratty to Mole in The Wind in the Willows. During my holiday in Dartmouth I set myself a mini photographic theme: Textures of Dartmouth. The early morning light was sparkling and the sky really was that blue. I loved the water, the colours, the nautical images and generally messing around with boats (safely from the shore with my camera).

What could be more free that the glorious Red Arrows soaring and sweeping over the skies of Dartmouth. It was the culmination of a magical week celebrating my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary.

Weekly Photo challenge? Each week WordPress provides a new photographic theme for creative inspiration. We take photographs based on our interpretation of the theme, and post them on our blogs anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. I thought I would give it a go!