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Christmas Day!

Posted: December 25, 2010 in England
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Merry Christmas everyone!


Here is a video I have compiled of my eurotrip progress! Enjoy! I’m afraid it’s not viewable in Germany, but Canada, America, and England can watch it just fine (music copyrights). If anyone else really wants to see it there are proxys that you can use.



Christmas Eve

Posted: December 24, 2010 in England
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Took a walk around the moors today, old family tradition to pick fresh Holly from a certain tree…

Looking back at Honley as we began our hike

A nice view of Castle Hill through an old gate... HDR

Sheep... In HDR!

My dad and his nephew

A nice view of the village of Meltham

My dad again

Some of the sought after Holly

After visiting the traditional holly bush we continued walking and saw some of the other sights of the Holme valley.

Like ponies!

Friendly ponies!

Mooore Mooors

Part of one of the resovoirs of the area

An HDR shot of the Castle on Castle hill - Huddersfield's pride.

And it's medieval well next to it - the inside is filled with bright green plants growing

The green insides


Merry Christmas everyone!


Posted: December 23, 2010 in England
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Decided to go to Liverpool today – and we only realized the significance halfway there! The last time my dad was in Liverpool was when he left for Canada on a ship in 1967 – going to Expo ’67 in Montreal. We explored the docks where he left. The following photos are in HDR (High-Dynamic-Range) a photography technique that combines 3 shots of the same picture taken at different exposures and then combined to create different tonal curves. See below:

My dad at the dock

Some interesting new architecture jutting out from the old buildings

The Indefaticable Liverpool!

Another cool boat

A nice old post box

Christmas in England!

Posted: December 22, 2010 in England
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After a canceled flight, denied boarding on the re-scheduled, and a 1 hour delay, I finally made it to Manchester, England! From there my Father and Uncle picked me up and took me to Holmefirth Valley – where they grew up!

After a late tea, I went to bed – exhausted after my day of travel. The next morning we took a hike up West Nabb – the tallest hill in the area. They say on a gin-clear day you can see coast to coast of England, East to West!

Driving through Melthan to get to West Nabb

Walking up along the road

Standing in the ruins

Peak of West Nabb

My dad on the peak!

Myself on the top!

A nice view of the sun from the top

After wards we took a walk through the village.

Holmefirth village

Palm trees!

My dad's first home (in the middle, the lighter coloured right third is an addition)

We bought some traditional fish and chips and continued wandering around the village.

A nice old telephone booth!

Heh heh.