8 March 2011

Hallsands: ruined coastal village, Devon

Filed under: Activix 200, APS, coast, Devon, film, Hallsands, Minolta Vectis S-1, outdated, ruins — Howard @ 12:00 am

Hallsands 1

Hallsands is a ruined coastal hamlet near Start Point on the south coast of Devon.

The village was devastated during a storm about a century ago, and a few ruins remain along with a couple of houses that are still inhabited.

Hallsands 2Above HallsandsHallsands 4

First four pictures taken with a Minolta Vectis S-1 and 80-240 APO lens with rather outdated film (hence the poor image quality)

Hallsands gate


29 June 2010

Old Church, Arborfield, Berkshire

Church ruins | Dynax 9xi | C200

Ruins known as Old Church. Taken with a Dynax 9xi and 28-80mm zoom on Fujicolor C200 film

22 May 2009

Hampton Gay: a village returning to the landscape

Hampton Gay

This hamlet is just north of Oxford and is quite intriguing. The manor house, above, was destroyed by fire in the late nineteenth century and the village now has just four families living in it.

Hampton GaySt Giles, Hampton Gay

The church (St Giles) still stands a few hundred metres from the people it serves, though it now looks unused though still intact.

Hampton Gay

All pictures taken with a Minolta XD7 | MD 1.7 50 mm | Fujicolor C200 | commercial scans

29 November 2008



Much of the site is a fanciful reconstruction by Arthur Evans, an approach that would not be tolerated today. Nevertheless it’s an impressive place to visit, the epitome of the ‘pleasure of ruins’.

This is pretty much the end of my sequence of pictures from Crete; time to move on.

6 October 2008


Filed under: archaeology, Crete, Minoan, Minolta AF 75-300 f4.5-5.6 II, ruins, Sony A100, Tilisos — Howard @ 12:00 am


A view of the modern town and mountains beyond from the Minoan archeological site.

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