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.
C62-2, a 4-6-4 express passenger steam locomotive. This one was used for the Tsubame limited express. Built by Hitachi in 1948.
The locomotive is seen standing on the turntable at the Kyoto Railway Museum.
Our first visit to Japan was in 2002 and we were fortunate to be able to visit the wonderful railway museum in Kyoto. So this is one of my early digital photographs.
An autumn view taken at Caerlaverock Castle when we visited last year with the grandchildren. The castle is unusual for being triangular in plan and originally it stood on the coast but the sea has now retreated across mud flats.
This picture has been included in a selection going forward for a regional inter club competition though if I were the judge I would be sure to point out the tree branches that partially obscure the castle. Removing them in photoshop would be fiddly but possible, but my justification would be on the grounds of being creatively less obvious, as well as incompetence.
This scene of a young woman sweeping the floor was taken at Hampi Bazaar. The avenue of buildings date from the 14th or 15th centuries.
The area around this part of the Indian State of Karnataka is quite strange with many of the hills made up of piles of huge boulders. Through it runs the Tungabhadra River and as this is an historical site you can explore amazing temples and the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire that came into being in about 1336.
I think that this is probably the last picture for the time being that was taken at the Victorian Town at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum and it shows a portrait of the harness maker in his workshop.