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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Willow Lake

Willow Lake
Willow Lake, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

There was a lot of ice on the various lakes at Whisby Nature Park this morning.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Prince St Hull

Prince St Hull
Prince St Hull, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

There are some nice older buildings in Kingston upon Hull.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Treed Outlook

Treed Outlook
Treed Outlook, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Trees seen near Lincoln Cathedral.

Photo processed with pixlr-o-matic (online photo editor).

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vintage Wheels

Vintage Wheels
Vintage Wheels, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

A closeup of one of last week's VW Camper vans.

This is the result of a first experiment with online photo editing site pixlr-o-matic, which offers a big selection of Instagram/Hipstamatic style filters for those of us trying to process regular camera photos with our PCs. (Instagram and Hipstamatic are apps for certain types of smart phone only).

Pixlr-o-matic offers the widest choice of filters I've seen and has a nice WYSISYG interface so you can whizz through the options, seeing the results on your own photo as you go. I've just noticed it's also available as a Chrome web app so that's next to try in the Chrome browser.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Greestone Terrace

Greestone Terrace
Greestone Terrace, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

A bit of sunshine was very welcome this morning as strong cold easterlies continue to blow (actual temp 2C, felt like -5C according to the Met Office).

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Musical Differences

Musical Differences
Musical Differences, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

"We had Ace of Spades all the way here, it's time for End of the Century now"

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

More From Kettle's Yard

Gate leading to St Peter's Church from Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.

Horticultural Window
Horticultural Window, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Another window looking out from the first floor at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.

Curiously, the opposite wall is always free of ants :-)

St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

With the rear of the Kettle's Yard house in the foreground.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

More Vans

Parade of Vans
Parade of Vans, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

VW camper vans on Sunday.

Vans on the Waterfront
Vans on the Waterfront, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

The vans stretched along northern, eastern and southern shores of the Brayford Pool, Lincoln.

The Limey
The Limey, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Another pic from Sunday.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kettle's Yard

Kettle's Window
Kettle's Window, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

This is the view onto Northampton St, Cambridge from the first floor of the modernist extension of Kettle's Yard.

Kettle's Yard
Kettle's Yard, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Entry to Kettle's Yard is down the narrow passageway towards the right of the picture. This puts you into the lounge/dining area of the house in the centre of the picture. The walls are decorated with early 20th century artworks and sculptures are dotted around. There is also a minimal amount of furniture to make the place habitable.

Upstairs, the theme continues. But keep walking and this level rambles on, eventually opening into a large space - the upper floor of the modernist extension.

Throughout are artworks, sculptures, furniture and books (visitors are allowed to handle the books).

There is also a third level in the roof space of the house.

Kettle's Yard was the Cambridge home of Jim Ede and his wife Helen, created by knocking four cottages together in 1956. In 1966 Ede gave the house and collection to Cambridge University.

It combines the best of art gallery, library and historic house in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Visitor numbers are limited so it's never crowded.

There are lots of helpful staff members on hand who can explain the artworks and the house to visitors.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

First Daffodils

First Daffodil
First Daffodil, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Just opening in the Arboretum.

More Daffodils
More Daffodils, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Zooming out reveals another couple of flowers opening.

Cold Misty Start
Cold Misty Start, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

The sun made it look very spring-like, but there was a hard frost and a cold misty start to the day.

Monday, March 18, 2013

VW Camper Van Day

Low Rider
Low Rider, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

The same colour and ground clearance as a Ferrari.

VW Camper Van day at Brayford Pool yesterday.

Well Kept Van
Well Kept Van, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

A lovely example of this design classic.

70s Icons
70s Icons, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

An orange VW Camper Van paired with a Chopper bicycle.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Haunted Steps

Haunted Steps
Haunted Steps, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

They say these steps be haunted.

Bottom of Greestone Place, Lincoln (this is the arch that was visible towards the bottom of Tuesday's picture).

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Streets full of water. Please advise.

Fossdyke Navigation, Western Lincoln.

(The title refers to a telegram sent by Robert Benchley upon his arrival in Venice).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Greestone Place

Greestone Place
Greestone Place, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

The view from uphill Lincoln: the remains of yesterday's snow. Canwick is visible at the top of the hill in the distance.

Monday, March 11, 2013

More Snow

More Snow
More Snow, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Light snow fell yesterday afternoon, not really settling anywhere. By dark there was a thin white layer over everything. Today has seen spring-like flurries: one minute a snowstorm and the next blue skies and bright sunshine.

Sleaford Rd, Bracebridge Heath.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Sol, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

It's our nearest star, also known as the sun (and in some circles, the daystar).

Photo of the sun taken through tree branches on the foggy day last week and then post processed with curves, blends and Picasa effects.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013