World Photography Day

World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.  And this year it is the 19th August.

Lacock Abbey

I thought I’d share some photos of Lacock Abbey once home to William Henry Fox Talbot, polymath and pioneer of Victorian photography, who moved to Lacock Abbey in 1827 and created the earliest surviving photographic negative in 1835, taken of a small window in the Abbey’s South Gallery. Not much bigger than a stamp!

When we visited in late May only part of the building was open, including the north cloisters. I do like a cloister though this one is quite small and the light was challenging.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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      1. Rather manic last night. Realised I don’t have a booking for tonight. Mild panic and offers from a couple of people but I threw everything in a case and James collected it cos we’re on the bus to Knaresborough today. Hopefully all’s well that ends well 😂💕. Staying with James tonight and down to Nottingham tomorrow. You feeling
        more yourself?

        1. And you so usually well organised! Hope you are having a good time meeting up with your friends. How was Harlow Carr?

        2. Beautiful, if a little grey. Becoming used to that colour now we’re back. Almost certainly better than the fires that are burning in the Algarve. 🙄💕 Two lovely meet ups in Knaresborough. Will be tired tonight 😘💕💕

  1. First I had heard of a WPD, Jude. Thanks for making me aware of it. Too dull and rainy for me to take out a camera to celebrate, unfortunately.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Dull here too, but no rain and the sun keeps trying to break through. Been a pretty miserable summer on the whole.

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