Archive for the ‘CPOP’ Tag
While up at Cholmondeley Castle earlier this year and exploring the castle I found my way to the roof, I couldn’t resist checking it out and grabbing a few shots.
Even way up here the attention to detail is amazing.
A row of chimneys gives you an idea how they kept the castle warm though out the winter months, before central heating.
A closer look reveals each chimney is numbered so as to aid in diagnostics if one or more become blocked.
Have a great weekend.
A few more shots from Cholmondeley Castle, this was one of my favourite shots, the Castle with the cricket game going on in the foreground, the day before this we sat in the cricket grounds and watched them play while we had a few cold ones, very nice it was.
How can I do a post on the castle without a door.
And a little bit of the garden.
No post tomorrow as I will be traveling home, Whoa Whoa, 21 days on this FPSO is long enough.
Yes I’m afraid so, more doors, I just can’t help myself, I see a door, I’ve got to shoot it. This first one is from one of the other gate houses at Cholmondeley Castle, and there’s another warning, all this week will be shots from Cholmondeley Castle, so if you are going to have a week off, now is the time.
This one is from the outdoor pool enclosure, I was so close to falling in the pool as I backed up to take this shot.
Does anyone what to see the Castle? Here is a teaser.
Some iPhone shots from our visit to Cheshire.
This is Chester Cathedral it is the mother church of the Church of England Diocese of Chester, and is located in Chester city centre, Cheshire, England. The cathedral, formerly St Werburgh’s abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1541 it has been the seat of the Bishop of Chester and centre of worship, administration, ceremony and music for the city and diocese.
The cathedral is a Grade I listed building, and part of a heritage site that also includes the former monastic buildings to the North, also listed Grade I. The cathedral, typical of English cathedrals in having been modified many times, dates from between 1093 and the early 16th century, although the site itself may have been used for Christian worship since Roman times. All the major styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular, are represented in the present building.
This is a Milestone we found outside an old pub in Tarporley we had lunch in.
A milestone is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road or boundary at intervals of one mile or occasionally, parts of a mile. They are typically located at the side of the road or in a median. They are alternatively known as mile markers, mileposts or mile posts (sometimes abbreviated MPs).
See the town of Nantwich on the MP below, the ‘wich’ at the end of the name means salt, so places ending in wich had salt, either stored, for sale or just there.
Another cool sign in Tarporley.
Last one is a huge sculpture in the grounds of an Adventure Trail the boy’s, Archie and I spent a couple of hours getting muddy on.
I’ll give you a bit of a tease, here are some shots of the Cholmondeley Estate.In this shot you can see the gatehouse we are staying in and the castle behind it, like I said yesterday it’s an inner gatehouse and is called ‘Somerset Lodge’
This is the main door to the castle, it’s actually the back door, it’s huge but I couldn’t get anything to put near for a sense of size, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Can anyone guess what this is, sort of steps going nowhere, try to guess before you scroll down.
It’s a Mounting Block, to make it easier for Gentry to mount their horse.
Three more classic’s from our weekend at CPOP.
Hope you all have a great weekend, I’m off to Amsterdam early Monday morning for another rig move so not sure when I’ll post again but it shouldn’t be to long.
A complete change of subject now, I like to keep you on your toes, This is another passion of mine, Bike’s and Car’s or anything that smells of petrol really, A good mate, Stephen who lives in Nelson, New Zealand loves bikes and is very passionate about them, so Stephen check these out. You may even be able to tell me what they are.
I took these shots at the CPOP last year, a fantastic weekend for the petrol heads.
The Packard-Bentley “Mavis” is a vintage racing car built by VSCC member Chris Williams.It is powered by a 42 litre Packard V12 developing 1500 bhp (1100 kW). This engine is a Packard 4M 2500 from a World War 2 PT boat.
We saw the car debuted at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power in July 2010, it was at CPOP again this year but due my sons GCSE we were unable to attend.
The car is based on a 1930 Bentley 8-litre chassis, although it is highly modified. The car also has 24 exhaust pipes, however it only has 12 cylinders, contrary to some rumours; this is because the engine is a twin-port design. The steering column is offset and angled to allow it to clear the huge engine block, and the fake torpedoes strapped to the side of the car are actually oil tanks.
With the matt-black paint and v-shaped grille, the large size of the car means it drew much attention at its first event. With the amount of torque produced by the engine (2000 lb ft, 2700 Nm), the rear tyres can be made to create large volumes of smoke upon launch, whilst the 24 exhaust stubs emit clouds of smoke and streamers of flame. Unsurprisingly, the car is a very popular spectator attraction, both static and whilst being driven.
CPOP is a fantastic event and well worth the visit, it’s on for 3 days and has everything a petrol head like me needs, and a classical concert and fireworks for the wife.