Leading Shadows

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Ferry stop, Salcombe


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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 30 August 2015


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Hooker: Face of the Exeter £20 Note

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Richard Hooker (1554-1600) was an influential Anglican theologian who wrote the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (1593), in which he argued that it is through our participation in the life of Christ that we experience forgiveness and salvation.

Born in the village of Heavitree, now a suburb of Exeter,  his statue stands in front of Exeter Cathedral and he is due to appear on the Exeter Pound £E20 banknote when it is launched on 1 September.

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 29 August 2015


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Feeling in the Pink in Devon

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Shopping in Salcombe

In the Pink” = in perfect condition, especially of health

The general usage of this phrase has altered somewhat since it first entered the language.  The earliest citations of ‘in the pink’ are from the 16th century and, at that time, the meaning was ‘the very pinnacle of something’, but not necessarily limited to health.

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 29 August 2015
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Reflections and Angles

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Reflections in a pub mirror

I never tire of visiting, and photographing, the Forth Rail Bridge.


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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 28 August 2015
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Windswept in Salcombe

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 28 August 2015
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The Habit of Resting

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired”
– Jules Renard

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 27 August 2015
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Traces of the Past in Istanbul

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Camondo Steps, Istanbul, April 2015

I adore these curvy Istanbul steps.  I love the shapes but more than that, I like that they appear relatively unchanged since they were photographed by one of my favourite photographers, Henri Cartier Bresson.

The now famous steps were constructed by Abraham Salomon Camondo in around 1875. They were photographed  by Bresson almost 100 years later – to see the stairs through his eyes click here.

Last year, they were looking a bit the worse for wear, with all surrounding walls covered in graffiti. When I returned earlier this year, I was pleased to see that the area had been cleaned up.

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Camondo Steps, Istanbul, February 2014

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