There’s nothing so fine as the architecture in Buxton in and around the imposing Buxton Crescent.
A day out at the National Trust’s Charlecote Park near Stratford proved an interesting experience. The park is lovely with deer and beautifully designed parkland by the legend that is Capability Brown. The gardens were colourful and even though we didn’t venture into the house, the exterior is splendid. However, we were badly let down by the restaurant. Spending over £7 for a microwave lunch is all well and good but the fact it didn’t taste very good is a bitter pill. The Trust have received an email with my comments!! The ice cream we had later made up for it a little bit but I do wish we had a bit of warmth from the sun to enjoy it more! The property is definitely worth a visit, even more so when the sun shines. Also the attached plant centre is worth a look with an excellent variety of plants albeit a touch expensive.
Story-telling, drama, poverty, expressions, personalities and meaning. All these words tell me what this exhibition means. The Gammelgaard monochrome exhibition, held in the Atkins building in Hinckley, is totally different to the previous 2 exhibitions on view today. No mount boards here as each print is printed on paper of varying sizes. All work can be purchased for charity and the work by the authors are donation. It’s great to see something very different in the heart of England. Please visit all exhibitions. They are all free and worth exploring your mind and extending your creative boundaries. Exhibition website click here.
The second exhibition was at the BRITE centre in Braunstone, Leicester. This time it was presented by Leicester and Leicestershire Photographic Society. Not only where there L&LPS members prints, but other Leicestershire camera club members prints, including mine! I had my Full Steam Ahead print which was accepted in the David Clarke Trophy for GCR prints and Rutland Street which was part of Earl Shilton’s Greenless Trophy panel of 6 mono images which came second. Well done. Many prints were typical camera club stuff with some good and some not so good but credit to all who entered and got accepted. Click here to visit their website. Right off to Hinckley for the final exhibition of the day.