Douglas Blyde

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2013: A Few of My Favourite Photos

Another year which included fun. But I also felt, too often, like protagonist number one in Mary Mapes Dodge’s tale of The Little Dutch Boy (who plugs the dam with his finger). Only fewer were willing to help me shore up the rest of the holes that developed!
I raise something with strength to toast to 2014.
Lebanon: a typical roadside garage. The country is car crazy.

A drain cover accrues patina, Plymouth.

Sea gulls framed by platform canopies, East Coast.

An artisan at Baccarat's crystal works.

Spiderman, Chablis.

A few hours at a farm supplying Ben & Jerry's.

Crazed numberplate, Slovenia.

Blind, Romania.

Feria de Jerez.

Roads to nowhere, it would seem, Cognac.

Lighthouse, Stavangar, Norway.

Rabbit seance, Finland.

Sleeping dog, Cognac.

Nature reserve, land of Muscadet.


Cracked mirror, Bordeaux.

Mizzen hut style lamps, Provence.

At a Barratt homes job.

Yellow trousers on racing day.

Desperate for the details, Masterpiece, Chelsea.

Wheaten Shard.

Bordeaux laid bare.