J_on_tour (@j_on_tour) — Out and about with an iphone and a Nikon DSLR, hopefully colourful, informative and fun.
Ripon Cathedral in the late sunshine. Founded as a monastery in the 7th century,
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Ripon Cathedral in the late sunshine. Founded as a monastery in the 7th century, this Middle Ages building was the fourth on the site and eventually became a cathedral in Victorian times. I think I had to wait some time for an empty street !! #riponcathedral#cathedral#ripon#northyorkshire#yorkshire#architecture#architecturephotography#architecturelovers#1UKshot#ukpotd#bestukpics#uk_greatshots#uktravel#total_united_kingdom#loves_united_kingdom#capturingbritain#explore_britain#gloriousBritain#thisprettyengland#Loves_United_England#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
15.11.2018 09:24:33
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Some autumn colours at Lingholm estate. This late Victorian mansion near the sho
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Some autumn colours at Lingholm estate. This late Victorian mansion near the shores of Derwentwater was built as a private home. The most recent owners have opened up some of the grounds to the public in 2016. It has a popular tearoom, and a rebuilt walled garden that inspired the writings of Beatrix Potter. The above view is restricted to guests of the various holiday cottages on site and the excuse I had of an alpaca walking experience. #lingholm#lingholmestate#autumn#portinscale#cumbria#architecture#1UKshot#ukpotd#bestukpics#uk_greatshots#uktravel#total_united_kingdom#loves_united_kingdom#capturingbritain#explore_britain#gloriousBritain#thisprettyengland#Loves_United_England#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
24.10.2018 08:02:23
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Autumn at Cragside house. A difficult weather day to capture Lord Armstrong’s ho
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17.10.2018 07:04:32
Marches Cornishman railtour (A day trip on the train from Shrewsbury to Penzance
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Marches Cornishman railtour (A day trip on the train from Shrewsbury to Penzance. A once in a lifetime trip for me to the end of the line behind a pair of class 37 diesels. Unfortunately it was a grim weather day and spent most of the time in Penzance drying out with some hot food in a cafe. This scene was a short photo stop at Plymouth station before going over the Tamar bridge into Cornwall. #pathfindertours#directrailservices#37602#37606#class37#railway#railways#railwayphotography#uktrains#ukrailscene#railwaysofbritain#englishelectric#UKRenthusiasts#trainphotography#railwaystation#diesellocomotive#rail#classictransport#train#uktravel#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
13.10.2018 12:55:28
Familiarising myself with Shrewsbury again after being a regular attender four o
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Familiarising myself with Shrewsbury again after being a regular attender four or five years ago. Booked a couple of nights accommodation for a railtour at the end of September. This image encompasses my view of the place “Tudor and churches” with the location being St Julian’s church tower from Fish street. #shrewsbury#shropshire#church#tudor#architecture#architecturephotography#architecturelovers#1UKshot#ukpotd#bestukpics#uk_greatshots#uktravel#total_united_kingdom#loves_united_kingdom#capturingbritain#explore_britain#gloriousBritain#thisprettyengland#Loves_United_England#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
10.10.2018 12:56:48
Back home to base camp again. Yesterday on my way to work (that’s the thing that
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Back home to base camp again. Yesterday on my way to work (that’s the thing that keeps me solvent 😊) , I heard on the local radio that there is a proposal to build a big wheel on Newcastle’s quayside. The “Whey Aye” wheel will be 16 ft larger than the London Eye. It obviously needs planning permission but as the local council is proactive with investment, I’m sure it will get approval. In the more recent past, Newcastle’s neighbours have been the major redevelopment trend setters with the depicted scene left to right - the Baltic (modern art gallery), The Sage (music venue) and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. It’s time for Newcastle to have a go. Another round structure 😂 on the skyline. You heard it here first 😀 #gatesheadmillenniumbridge#thesage#sagegateshead#thebalticgateshead#sunset#1reflectionshot#rivertyne#newcastle#newcastleupontyne#newcastlegateshead#tyneandwear#NewcastleLife#ignewcastle#igersnewcastle#newcastleviews#1UKshot#ukpotd#bestukpics#uk_greatshots#total_united_kingdom#loves_united_kingdom#capturingbritain#excellent_britain#explore_britain#gloriousBritain#Loves_United_England#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
09.10.2018 08:14:53
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It’s time to leave Cowal and head home. After the previous post, It would be fit
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It’s time to leave Cowal and head home. After the previous post, It would be fitting to show the chosen transport and only car ferry from the peninsula back to the Ayrshire coast. It was a long D tour drive up to Arrochar so a short cut back seemed like a good idea. Having never used the service before, I was surprised to learn it uses a turn up and go method. Expecting to park up and buy a ticket at the office, it was a shock to see the frantic staff waving the car on for the last space at the back. Western Ferries started operating in 1973 and gradually increased their fleet and size of ferries over the years. #huntersquay#westernferries#dunoon#argyllandbute#argyll#cowal#scotland#explore_scotland#loves_scotland#uk_greatshots#uktravel#total_united_kingdom#loves_united_kingdom#capturingbritain#excellent_britain#explore_britain#gloriousBritain#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
07.10.2018 06:35:10
I’ve entitled this post ... Does anyone want to hire a pier ?!! I grew up with m
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I’ve entitled this post ... Does anyone want to hire a pier ?!! I grew up with my first experiences and childhood holiday memories of the classic calmac ferries MV Jupiter, Juno and Saturn crossing the Firth Clyde. Unfortunately these fast car ferries which I accepted as part of life in these waters were deemed to be life expired after 35 years at the start of this decade. Scottish Government policy at the time was a little inactive with a number of relative infrastructure issues and allowing a nearby rival company total car ferry rights to Cowal. Nostalgia these days consists of the Paddle steamer Waverley recreating the past by plying it’s trade extensively during the summer months, however it has had an uncomfortable relationship with Dunoon. It once ran aground on rocks in the past and hasn’t performed well for the Cowal Highland games in more recent years. A need for continued access to the town for foot passengers resulted in setting up a more modern ferry service to an adjacent structure with boats that didn’t seem as seaworthy in poor weather (nicknamed bathtub boats in the local press). The main pier built in 1835 was essentially made redundant until a £2.83 million pound refurbishment was approved in 2016 to halt the dilapidation of the grade A listed structure. The Pier is now viewed as a historic tourist attraction.To be fair the buildings on the pier are starting to look like what they would have looked like in their “Doon the watter “ holidaymaker days but in the future, you might be more likely to attend a wedding here rather than go for a sail on a boat. It remains to be seen if the proposed coffee shop will take off or set sail!! Scroll to see the photos of the current ferry, MV Jupiter from my 2010 Dunoon : North East Railtours blogpost and a painting of PSS Waverley on the side of current prefab offices and toilets. #dunoonpier#dunoon#pier#firthofclyde#scotland#argyll#cowal#explore_scotland#loves_scotland#uk_greatshots#uktravel#total_united_kingdom#loves_united_kingdom#capturingbritain#excellent_britain#explore_britain#gloriousBritain#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
05.10.2018 06:22:23
How would you like this as your front door overlooking The Firth of Clyde ?! Scr
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How would you like this as your front door overlooking The Firth of Clyde ?! Scroll the other two pictures to see views of the house / castle. This vacant building has been pointed out to me many times from ferries and tour boats and it was the first opportunity I had to go and find out where it was. Dunselma house stands prominently high on the hill above Strone Point on the north side of the Holy Loch. The grade A building was originally built as a sailing lodge in 1886 for James Coats and his fleet of yachts moored in the nearby Holy Loch below. Coats was the grandson in the textile business JR Coats and sons of Paisley. Some suggest that it was originally meant to be a marital home but the wedding fell through. The building was later owned by another sailing enthusiast, Walter Bergius, who sold it to the Youth Hostel Association during World War II. An employee of the Coats company bought it during the 60s and his plan to restore it was thwarted due to ill health. A series of successive owners have tried to upkeep / restore the property but have given up. It was up for sale back in 2013 for £1.2million but removed from the listings. #dunselmahouse#dunselmacastle#stronepoint#firthofclyde#architecture#scotland#architecturephotography#architecturelovers#cowal#argyll#explore_scotland#loves_scotland#uk_greatshots#uktravel#total_united_kingdom#loves_united_kingdom#capturingbritain#excellent_britain#explore_britain#gloriousBritain#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
03.10.2018 05:29:56
A different texture to Rothesay Castle on a dull part of the day. The 13th centu
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A different texture to Rothesay Castle on a dull part of the day. The 13th century stone circular castle and moat were built by The Stewart family which eventually became a royal residence. The castle saw Norse battle action soon after completion but the invaders finally admitted defeat in the nearby Battle of Largs (1263). The English temporarily took control of Rothesay Castle from 1297 - 1311 during the wars of Independence until Robert The Bruce took it back into Scottish hands. Steps were taken to repair and improve the defences with four towers being added in the 16th century followed by a gatehouse and despite skirmishes with the English (Cromwell's Army 1659) and The Duke of Argyll in 1685, it was never tested again in battle. The Crichton Stewarts restored the castle during the 19th century before being handed over for preservation, overseen and cared for by the organisation Historic Scotland. #rothesaycastle#rothesay#castle#architecture#architecturephotography#isleofbute#scotland#argyllandbute#explore_scotland#loves_scotland#uk_greatshots#uktravel#total_united_kingdom#loves_united_kingdom#capturingbritain#excellent_britain#explore_britain#gloriousBritain#picoftheday#photography#photooftheday#j_on_tour
01.10.2018 10:39:23
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