There are lots of ‘Marlboroughs’ around the world. This one is in Wiltshire, England, where I went to school. RC & J Upton Leathercraft of Marlborough sits in an alleyway between 106 and 107 High Street. The Post Office refers to this as ‘Old Hughendon Yard’. Applebys, at the end of the yard serves tea, coffee, breakfast and lunch, though I’m more likely to take a few more steps for some fine real ales. If you stroll up to Applebys and take a right, you find yourself in Hughendon Yard though it’s relatively modern construction lacks the charm of its old namesake. I was quite pleased at how this image turned out as it’s a three-image HDR taken handheld with a Canon S100 point-and-shoot camera.

Leathercraft of Marlborough, Old Hughendon Yard at 106-107 High Street, Marlborough, UK.

Old Hughendon Yard at 106-107 High Street, Marlborough, UK.

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I love deserts. I lived for five years in the Libyan Desert in Libya and Tunisia and spent a further six months in the desert in Oman. (Hopefully Libya will become a safe places to visit again in the future but I wouldn’t go there now.) The desert south-west of the USA then is a place I love to visit, though it has way more vegetation and life than the Libyan Desert. Today’s photo is of the Titus Canyon Road, or the road to Leadville in Death Valley National Park. On this particular day I was the first one down the road so there were no dust clouds on the road before me. It takes a couple of hours to drive this in a car (4 x 4 preferred). I can’t imagine how long it took the miners on horse back or ox wagon.

Titus Canyon Road - the road to Leadfield, Death Valley.

Titus Canyon Road – the road to Leadfield, Death Valley.

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I’ve always been fascinated by tall buildings. Today’s daily photo is of 811 Main St. Houston, TX at night, taken during a photowalk a couple of years back. With some of the stars in the night sky visible at the top of the frame, I can imagine this view as looking along one of those futurist massive spacecraft you see in movies like Star Wars. I half expect to see some X-wing fighters streaking along this channel hotly pursued by TIE fighters.

811 Main St. Houston, TX 77002 at Night

811 Main St. Houston, TX 77002 at Night

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The last few days here in my corner of Texas have been gray and overcast so I went looking for an image that reminded me of summer. I found this one that, for want of a better title, I’m calling Tree on the Horizon. I took this image in England back in 2012, near where I grew up in the Marlborough Downs. I’d gone for a walk, retracing the steps I’d taken many times some 35 or more years before, up through the farm yard then right at the hay barn. Back then they’d grown wheat or barley in this field but now they were growing flax.

A lone tree on the horizon of a flax field on a summer's day in England

A lone tree on the horizon of a flax field on a summer’s day in England

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