Mel Reid


November 21, 2014melreid93 2 Comments

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Swarms of seagulls attempting to steal some of the fishermen’s catch.

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November 21, 2014melreid93 Leave a comment

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A couple of ‘moments’ from the national firework championships in Plymouth. These photos were taken from the pontoon of a marina, hence the boat mast in both shots.

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November 21, 2014melreid93 Leave a comment


This is the North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood. It lies on the Esplanade, looking out over the Wyre Estuary. The hotel was built in 1840 and it is considered nationally important and of special interest, as it is the focal point of the town of Fleetwood.

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November 17, 2014melreid93 4 Comments

Pop of Colour

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This is Bluebell wood, near Rudry, Cardiff. You can see where it gets it’s name from, as when spring comes the entire woodland erupts in blue.

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November 14, 2014melreid93 2 Comments


This is Ruperra Castle, found in South Wales, near Cardiff. This place is such an intriguing mystery for me. When visiting the area I often walk around the grounds of this place, however this is the closest you can get due to the unstableness of the building. I’ve always wanted to venture closer as the place looks so interesting but there’s no way to get in.

The castle was built in 1626 and during it’s years had many visitors, even royalty, when King Charles I stayed there during summer 1645. There have been many fires in the main castle and the outhouses and eventually in the early 20th Century the Tredegar family, who owned the grounds, lost their riches and the castle went to ruin. During the second world-war the castle was used as a training ground, during which time there was another huge fire that gutted the place. Since then it has been under private ownership and been left to ruin.

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November 13, 2014melreid93 2 Comments


This photo was taken mid-summer in Troon, Scotland. Normally you wouldn’t be able to post something about being warm in Scotland as it’s usually pretty cold, but during our visit we got the good weather!

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November 12, 2014melreid93 2 Comments


This is one of the many lakes surrounding Snowdon. I took this photo whilst taking the three hour hike up there. Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful places in Wales, and I was looking forward to some amazing views once I reached the top, however as you can see from the picture, it was pretty cloudy that day and we were just surrounded by clouds…

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November 11, 2014melreid93 1 Comment


The building located at the centre of this image is my chosen landmark. This is Liver Building which has become one of the most iconic buildings on the Liverpool skyline. Situated on top of the building are the Liver Birds, that watch over land and sea, and it is said that if the birds ever flew away the city would cease to exist.

An alternative local story behind the birds are that the bird overlooking the city is male and looking for any open pubs, and the female, overlooking the sea, is looking for any handsome sailors coming down the Mersey. Typical scousers.

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November 10, 2014melreid93 Leave a comment


This is the Britannia Bridge, which is one of only two bridges that connects Anglesey with main land North Wales.The stretch of water is called the Menai Straits, and the section of the straights in between the two bridges (which is just after this bridge) is called the Swellies. It gets this name due to the currents that arise there, as the two tides that come around the Island of Anglesey meet here.

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November 7, 2014melreid93 4 Comments


This photo was taken at Crosby beach, Liverpool, where stand the modern sculptures, created by artist Antony Gormley. Collectively they are known as Another Place, with 100 of the cast-iron figures standing along a two mile stretch of the beach looking out towards sea. The statues are casts of the artists himself.

Not just art, conservation research carried out the University of Liverpool, has found that these statues actually provide an anchor for sessile organisms, such as barnacles. (

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