Theme Life

Welcome to Theme Life

Walking around Sandwich and the surrounding countryside as l do daily, weekly and monthly, I take many photographs. Ten to fifteen per cent are held back in folders and will be used in the blog’s gallery features, prompts, or published articles, whilst some are specifically kept back for this series only.

My main photography focus is wildlife, flora and fauna but also architecture and quirky captures.

Only some of the galleries here will be specifically themed all the time. They might focus on specific events or moments that were chanced upon or hold a fascination for me.

I hope you enjoy the series
Main Image – “Manwood House”
Theme Life Directory

Music – Keep Up

Sandwich Town

Exploring the Echoes of Sandwich
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot

Austin’s Lane off New Street with St Peter’s Church in the background leading to King Street

Bell Lane

Above Quay Side
Below Upper Strand Street

Church Street coming down from St Clement’s Church [Below] leading to High Street

Delf Street leading down to the Empire Cinema and leading to New Street

High Street

Holy Ghost Alley leading to High Street off St Peter’s Street

Loop Street

Manwood House Strand Street

Merchant Hall looking towards The Bell Hotel from Strand Street

Pillory Lane from Strand Street to Fisherman’s Wharf

The Toll Bridge Gate

St Mary’s Street down from St Mary’s Church leading to Loop Street
St Mary’s Street leading to St Mary’s Church from Loop Street

Merchant Hall and The Admiral Owen [on corner] in Strand Street

Dragon Hall Strand Street

The Old Drum St Mary’s Street

The Quayside Cottages along the Bulwark

Three King’s Yard leading to St Peter’s Street off Strand Street

Quay Lane down to The Quay off Upper Strand Street and opposite Fisher Street

Vicarage Lane residing between Bowling Street and St Mary’s Church Street

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19 thoughts on “Theme Life

  1. When we lived within walking distance of town, I’d enjoy a day going about taking quirky photographs: nooks and crannies and oddities. There’s no better way to see and get to know a town.

    And towns change too, even old ones, and in a short amount of time. Looking back, many of the scenes I took are no longer there.

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  2. This was a very nice tour of Sandwich, Rory! Thank you so much for sharing.

    These beautiful buildings appear to be in such good condition that it’s amazing how old they actually are. Especially when I think of the damage the house wrens and wood peckers do to the wood in our house in just a year’s time.

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  3. Fantabulous Fotos JB!! Do you ever feel the “weight” of all that history ad you’re walking around the town?
    Some of those buildings look so wonky. All bulged out, or off kilter… they look like the could become rubble with a sneeze, but I bet they’ve looked like that for hundreds of years and will continue long after we’re gone.

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    1. Hey Grandma, that’s the thing l have noticed about ancient and medieval towns in the UK – they are wonky and misshapen and quirky and despite all that they do stand, although Sandwich has serious subsidence issues.


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