Lets start with Back – or more specifically the Referee’s Back as he blocks my photo of a goal being scored…

…That’s one of the occupational hazards of football photography. And, being a Referee, he’s attired all in Black 🙂

Now an old photo taken at Manningtree level crossing. We have a Truck…

…and to continue with the ‘ends in k’ theme, it’s a Mack and its come from Denmark 🙂 Sorry for the small size – it’s from a colour slide and I need to find the slide again to rescan a larger version.

Track…

…And the item next to the running rail in the centre of the photo is a Tripcock Actuator. Its arm is raised when the signal is at danger and it will strike against a cock on the front of a passing train to automatically apply the brakes. The flowers are not helping with ‘k’s – they are Yellow Corydalis and Herb Robert.

Finally, we have a Clock…

…This one adorns the platform at Barons Court station.

You can catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge here.

Cee is in charge of this week’s Photographing Public Art Challenge and there is a nice selection of subjects in her post 🙂

This week I’m going inside for a visit to Bath Abbey. Lets start with a couple of oft overlooked items. Here is the carved detail on the end of a choir pew…

…It’s wood darkened by centuries of caresses by choristers fingers 🙂

Sometimes made of wood but more commonly of gilded metal, the Lectern…

…often resembles an Eagle – its spread wings carrying the word of God. I sometimes wonder if a Dove might be a more appropriate symbol?

There are many memorials mounted around the walls of the Abbey. Here is a detail of one dedicated to Sir Richard Bickerton…

…The design recalling his lifetime as a Naval Officer. One incident from his career that may be of interest – In October 1776 he took command of the 74-gun third rate ship Terrible; while aboard that vessel he captured the American privateer Rising States on 15 April 1777 while cruising off Ushant.

There are many stained-glass windows around the Abbey. This one, installed in 1949, recalls the crowning of Eadgar – 1st King of all England – in the Saxon monastery on the site of the Abbey…

…Although he became King in 959, the coronation did not take place until 973. It was planned by Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury and advisor to the King. The format has become the basis of our current coronation ceremonies.

Hope you enjoyed my selection 🙂

Time to catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. Not an easy one for me in London – lots of buildings and lots of people suspicious of anyone loitering near kiddies playgrounds 😦

I see Farmland, so here’s some farmland in Buckinghamshire…

…Trees? Here’s a Tree with some strong early morning rays…

…I can do the colors, all in one photo! – here you go with Red, Blue and Green 🙂

Thanks again for the Challenge Cee – always enjoy taking part 🙂