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The Queen’s last Long Walk

I am one of the generation that has only known Queen Elizabeth II as our Queen. I never had the opportunity to see her except on television. As I child I remember the state funeral of Winston Churchill. I was amazed at the scale of the event and the majestic ceremony the UK can display...

Views from Taipei 101 Tower, Taipei, Taiwan

Had an opportunity to visit the tallest tower in Taipei with a great views of the city.  With its 101 floors it was the tallest building in 2004 until Burj Khalifa in Dubai was built in 2010.  The views of the city from the observatory on the 89th floor are spectacular.  Late afternoon was a...

Norway in Winter

Beautiful trip to the mountains in Norway.  Right at the middle of winter the trees are covered in rich show. A fairytale picture.  Here is a collection of pictures from a recent trip to Norway.  Weather was very favourable with mainly clear skies and good sunrise and sunset opportunities. The sunrise and sunsets are quite...


A few pictures from a recent visit to Clitheroe Castle in the Ribble Valley Lancashire. For those interested in photography this first picture is straight out of camera, but exposed for the sky. 1/500th, f16, ISO 400, shot hand held with the Fuji XT-1 and the 18mm lens.  No filters were used.  The second is...

Linda 50th fun Birthday Bash

Birthday Party Fun images from my sister in-law’s recent fun birthday bash in Norwich with a themed party of guests dressed in the era they grew up.  Plenty of crazy fancy dress making very colourful photographs.  Grosvenor Fish Bar, Norwich. An unusual but popular fish and chip shop with cave like atmosphere in the basement. Centre...

The Shard and London

The London Shard with views from the top, along with a few views around the city. With the Shard now the tallest building in the European Union at over 1000ft (306m) with 87 floors it houses a viewing gallery, restaurants, offices and a hotel.  It takes its name from the suggestion of a shard of...

Oulton Park 2014 – British Super Bikes

For those motor bike fans, a few fun images from the recent Super bikes meeting at Oulton Park along with supporting races. Photographs on the website. http://www.davidclose.com/super-bikes-oulton-park-may-2014  

Grand Arch – Paris, France – photographs by David Close

  The Grand Arch, Paris, France, a short journey west of the Arc de Triomphe extending a line of arches now stretching from the Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel Near the Louvre Museum.  The Grand Arch opening in 1989, stands 110m tall and is square in proportion.                  

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