Theme Life

Welcome to Theme Life

Walking around Sandwich and the surrounding countryside as l do daily, weekly and monthly, I take several thousand photographs. More authentic reflections of quantity might be closer to 3500 assorted photos digitally taken monthly once all the poorer quality ‘click images’ are extracted.

Of this figure, ten to fifteen per cent, are held back in folders and will be used in the blog’s gallery features, prompts, or published articles.

My main focus is wildlife, so flora and fauna mostly, but also l have a hankering sometimes for unusual shots, or things of a quirky nature. 

It appeals to my sense of humour, and sometimes these ‘strange’ shots are edited and kept for a ‘rainy day’ gallery or a prompt in the future or because l just like them, and they might make for an interesting themed gallery, pretty much like this series. 

Not all the galleries here will be specifically themed all the time. They might focus on specific events or moments that were happen chanced upon or simply hold a fascination for me.

Hope you enjoy the series

Music Score – Life is Good

Sandwich Illuminations!
Photographs l have taken around Sandwich of Lamps and Lanterns and the Life around and on them.

Gaslights, street lamps, lanterns, lamps, dark lanterns or whatever you call them personally are all around Sandwich, as you might expect. But we have such a wide variety of styles. The lamp light’s purpose is to illuminate roads, streets and park paths, churchyards, wharfside pathways, houses and warehouses.

I see my fair share throughout the year when out walking during the various seasons and at varying times too. From early morning to late at night.

In ancient Rome, wealthy citizens used to have bronze lamps fuelled by olive oil light up the front side of their homes, whilst those not as rich used fish oil in clay or terracotta lamps. Other oils used were nut, sesame and plant-based extracts.

In 1417 a London Mayor ordered all homes in London to hang lanterns outside their houses come nightfall during winter. 1807 London had its first-ever gas-lit street.

It was in Paris in 1878 that the first electric street lights were introduced, and they were also known as Yablochkov candles. By 1881 more than 3800 street lights were in use, and they replaced the gas lanterns on poles.

Theme Life Directory

Main Image – Morning Dawn – Millwall Walk

Check out The Gallery for more Photographs

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16 thoughts on “Theme Life

  1. Is that purpley blue, used for the music title, a new color?
    It shows well enough to read, but it’s subtle.

    I like the gaslamps, whether they’re imitation or real and converted. We have an area of downtown San Diego that was full of gas lamps. They cleaned it up, made it Hip for the tourists and named it “The Gaslamp Quarter”… so original 🤪😂😂😂

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    1. Hey Angie – Happy 4th July to you 🙂

      I don’t think it’s a new colour, more of an ah l see did l forget to box that music score text hahaha 🙂

      Gaslamp Quarter has a certain zing to it though, like Gaslamps for Dummies in the book series 🙂

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    1. They are indeed very interesting l agree. The blog went live last Sunday, this has been it’s first trial week and in the next few weeks a new part of the blog will go live called Country Life Style Diary which you might find interesting 🙂

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