070717. 12/46, Thirty-six Views of Bath Abbey. My tribute to Hokusai’s Fugaku Sanju Rokkei

July 17, 2007 at 2:15 AM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Architecture, Bath, Bath Abbey, Cathedrals and churches, Fugaku Sanju Rokkei, Hokusai, Horses, Overcast, people, somerset | 5 Comments

See the series so far!

Below, Hokusai’s “Sumidagawa Sekiya no sato”
I could have fudged my photo a bit to make it match. I had been sitting on it for a while, building up a stockpile of horse photos. I could have covered up the blue van, perhaps added some shadow…. but I’m running out of time.

070715.Bathwick, The Legendary Pitstop of the Headless Horse and Man

July 15, 2007 at 8:11 PM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bathwick, Bridges, Horses, Overcast, people, Pulteney Bridge, river, River Avon, somerset | 2 Comments

On Pultney Bridge.

061217.Westonbirt, Gimme Shelter

December 17, 2006 at 6:20 AM | Posted in Gardens & Parks, Horses, Overcast, Trees, Westonbirt | 2 Comments

061216.Westonbirt, Gimme Shelter

JC: “No text for you.”
JR: “To answer Ionna’s question, I had to zoom in on this from quite a distance, and because of the less than optimal effects, I had to photoshop correct the colors. It was actually raining hard, and this horse (unlike all the others) was taking shelter under this tree. I observed this for a good 30 minutes before finally asking myself why I wasn’t taking shelter somewhere?!”

061207.Bath, Ridin’ Late

December 7, 2006 at 6:03 PM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Christmas, Columns, Horses, Ionic Order, Light and Shadow, people, Reflection, somerset | 4 Comments

Here’s another marker. My blogger account barely trudged to 500 so I was surprised when this site hit over 1,000 visitors. By the 8th, this post will mark 5,000 hits (and this is without allowing me to tamper with the numbers or count my own numerous visits to this site for updates). I don’t know where everyone is coming from but I do realize that in the general scheme of things that that marks my site well below numerous cat-oriented photoblogs – and that this means war. No kitty will beat me. Never.


Text? No, just enjoy the ride.

061007.Bath, Bath Street, Austen Strikes Again!

October 17, 2006 at 8:33 PM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Architecture, Bath, Horses, Jane Austen, Overcast, somerset | 1 Comment

This is becomming almost personal between Austen and me. I was turning down Bath Street toward the Cross Baths for a shortcut when, lo and behold, I ran into all of these Austen groupies. “Persuasion,” which won’t be shown on TV until March, took over the entire street and even brought their own lamp posts. The production company set up Bath Street as a market street, more or less like a Sunday flea market with all the stalls and crazy outfits.
061007.049.Somset.Bath.Bath St.Filming Austen's Persuasion near the Cross Bath

061007.025.Somset.Bath.Bath St.Filming Austen's Persuasion near the Cross Bath

061006.Bath, Royal Crescent, Jane Austen’s Digital Camera

October 17, 2006 at 8:21 PM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Architecture, Bath, Horses, Jane Austen, Overcast, somerset | Leave a comment


Again, filming Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” at the Royal Crescent. On his break, this chap took out his digital camera from a watch pocket and took some great shots of his horses and carriage. The only shot I got was him reviewing his pictures.

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