Ollie at Stonehenge (UK)
During several removals in the past many things went lost or are still in unopened boxes. Sometimes I open a box like a few weeks ago. This box contained photographs of some of our travels. Still looking for many, many, other travel memories; especially the numerous ones for my work to the USA. Hopefully these pop un in times to come.
Third impression is that of the UK; pictured are Rye and my favorite Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge. All pictures are scanned and where possible digital improved.
In 1970 I visited the UK for the first time on an ‘Easy Rider’ like motorbike. Since then I’ve been there several times; I even lived in Bath for a couple of years (with intervals) between 1974 and 1978.
The last times I was in Brexit-country was in 1998 and 1999. Anyway: Salisbury and surrounds have always attracted me and virtually every time I was in England I detoured.
The Salisbury cathedral is one of the most beautiful ones in the world; especially from an architectural point of view.
The cathedral is in the town centre but from the park in front you walk between meadows into a forest along a creek to the old water mill.
Stonehenge has intrigued me from the first time I was there but has become too much of a touristic attraction with all kinds of (understandable) restrictions. South African born Noeline Smith lives in this area and she makes the most wonderful pictures.
These scanned pictures are from the nineties and although kept cool and dry the original print quality detoriated.
Since human memories exist outer space has always been a source of fascination and imagination. There always has been a quest to explore the space around the earth. Stonehenge was build in the period between around 3000 and 2000 BC and based on the solar year (19 yrs and that many days, hrs/minutes and seconds). Michelangelo made sketches of a flying machine and ‘far-sighted’ Jules Verne drawing a rocket in the 19th century. My quest in life is imagination; something many adults have lost. Hence this imaginary of some rocket science in the Overberg, South Africa.
Being a rocket scientist isn’t all that smart when you are a photographer 😀