Saturday, 19 April 2014

Q is for Quaffing

A-Z Challenge.

Random Sightings No 17.

Beer quaffing that is. Some pictures taken at the National Winter Ales Festival in Derby this February. The festival was held in the Derby Roundhouse, a former Victorian railway locomotive works and is conveniently close to Derby train station so no drink driving back to Leicester I'm glad to say. These pictures were taken on the final day and, as you see from the sold out signs, some serious quaffing had been going on. First up though, a picture of the amazing roof.

Friday, 18 April 2014

P is for Pharmacist

A-Z Challenge.

Random Sightings No 16.

Slight cheat today – apologies for that – as I've posted a picture of this before. It was a long time ago though. The sun is out and I should have been out with my camera taking pictures for the challenge but prior commitments have kept me indoors I'm afraid. Very frustrating.

So here's one from my travels round Leicester last year. It consists of a glazed tiled advertisement for 'headache drink Sea Breeze' with a depiction of a medieval alchemist above. It was part of a shop premises built for TE Butler, Son and Co., Chemists; dating from 1903 (although the business was established in 1840). The shop is situated on the corner of High Street and Cart's Lane. The building is Grade II listed.

I've a brief explanation of the listing of buildings here:

Thursday, 17 April 2014

O is for Overhead

A-Z Challenge.

Random Sightings No 15.

Today I'm posting some random pictures taken of the skies above.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N is for Narrow Boats

A-Z Challenge.

Random Sightings No 14.

A few pictures of narrow boats taken on the the canals of the Midlands.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Monday, 14 April 2014

L is for Litter

A-Z Challenge.

Random Sightings No 12.

I'm beginning to worry that my blog has been getting a bit exotic the last few days. People might even get the idea that I lead an interesting life. So here to put things right are some random sightings of litter spotted in and around Leicester.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

K is for Kremlin

A-Z Challenge.

Random Sightings No 11.

A kremlin is simply a fortress or citadel and there are many scattered across Russia but here are a few random pictures of the most famous of them all. The one in the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River. Though the government buildings and state apartments are strictly off limits (and strictly no photography) you can visit the older part with it’s churches and palaces.