Photo Challenge – Hope

The Title for my Challenge this week – 27th Jan 2012

Repaeir the Pier

Burnt out remains.

Burnt Out Remain

Hastings pier,  5th October 2010

A major fire  destroyed most of Hastings Pier in East Sussex, UK, a day after redevelopment plans were invited.

Two people were arrested and detained for questioning, in respect of arson. but were later bailed.

The pier opened in 1872 and was originally 910ft (280m) long. It closed in 2006 because of fears it had become unsafe.

A Shell of Remains
Part Remaining - Hastings Pier









The question we might ask, is,’will it now be rebuilt’. My family was having a late summer break in Hastings’ and were visiting this part of the town. The photo’s I took made a sad memory return. There has been a lot of talk about it being rebuilt, but as yet nothing positive. The local council has some plans, but not been made public. This is why it is a good title, rebuild, well we can only ‘HOPE’


Photo Challenge – Simple

The Title for my Challenge this week is–


The Moon's
A Balloon

I hope one can see  my idea and simplicity of the theme these photo’s.

I myself actually quite like these photographs. But what makes them distinct is the fact they were taken several years apart in different parts of the country. Here they are together on the same page, same web space, in fact it is ‘Gerry’s Space’.  How surreal is that, two completely different types of photo’s now at home together on this one page.

I will be probably putting another post with this theme in mind.

Enjoy my theme –  ‘The Moon’s a Balloon’


Thank you every one of you for calling in and liking and leaving comments. I only put these pictures on the page just to participate. But it has gone above all expectation, and with all this attention, the ‘Candle Lighter Award’, it has brought tears to my eyes and my emotion very high.

Standards are so high it makes it harder but we all will meet it. So I say to YOU ALL, a very big THANK YOU and please return.

Peaceful’ Photo Challenge 2012

Peaceful, Jan 13th.

My idea of peace is—

New Forest Ponies

Stream in New Forest



One beautiful sunny day, my wife and I went for a walk through the nearby New Forest. We eventually came upon this peaceful scene, and luckily I had my camera. Theresults are as you can see. Others were taken but I think these pictures represent the theme well. But they also have a memory within as well, which makes it doubly good.

So to all that view, please enjoy and comment.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Launch number 2

Shamu Launching
Sea World
Up And Away

Another couple of pictures for those who like to  look in reference to the theme ‘Launch’

This a photo of Shamu the Killer Whale show at Sea World Orlando. An absolutely

Fantastic show. My family and I visited this show many times over the years.

I do hope you enjoy, even though it my second show in this weeks theme.