Fatepur Sikri was founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar. It served this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and it was later completely abandoned in 1610. This is a view of the palace courtyard and Diwan-i-Khas.
If you go down to the woods today you’ll be sure of a big surprise….
No teddy bears picnic though, just the sweet smell of decaying timber, damp earth, and the sounds of the ocean coming through the wood that fringes Brighouse Bay.
A late afternoon walk through the streets of Agra and people stop to talk. The boys approached to have their photo taken, and in the background, Alan is engrossed in a conversation. In both interactions the body language is all part of the rich pattern of communication.
An early February picture when we walked up Fuffock Hill, and a mid March piece of editing that came out dark and moody and which absolutely matches my frame of mind just now.
If you want a more cheerful mood, turn up your screen brightness fully and bask in its sombre glory!
St Mary’s Isle is a heavily wooden tongue of land that runs down the centre of Kirkcudbright Bay and is a popular area for an afternoon walk from the town. Despite this it is a very secluded and quiet place at any time of the year. Hopefully, once this vey cold weather has departed, it will be full of daffodils and a little later covered in a haze of bluebells. This is a July 2013 view.
The woods at Brighouse Bay are a favourite place for a short walk with the dog and here is another example that was taken in February ten years ago.
One from the files that I think was taken on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, England. It is in a desktop folder where there is a collection of related tree and forest photos, though this one is on the reserve list as far as exhibition work is concerned.