Stokesay Castle, one of the best preserved fortified medieval manor houses anywhere in Britain. Shropshire, UK. Pictured here, one of the striking and highly unusual wood carvings on the Gate House. D700 + 70-200/2.8 Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without …

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Ironbridge (1): Tar tunnel

Tar tunnel in Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, UK. Ironbridge Gorge is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The so-called ‘tar tunnel’ dates from 1787, when miners attempting to dig a canal tunnel into the hillside (as part of the Coalport Canal) struck bitumen, which continues to ooze out of …

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May Day Fair

May Day Fair in Lloyds Park, Walthamstow, London E17, UK (6 May 2013) Donna Maria’s Maypole Extravaganza Lilian Dalton, who was May Queen of the former borough of West Ham (now part of the London borough of Newham) over 80 years ago in 1931, watches the May Day Fair in Lloyds Park with her great …

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The legendary Heera Group perform at the Vaisakhi Festival, Trafalgar Square, London, UK (5 May 2013). Vaisakhi is one of the most important days in the Sikh religion, and also marks the beginning of the New Year. Heera Group formed in 1980 and are one of the pioneers of British Bhangra music. To license this …

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Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies live at the Barbican, London, earlier tonight (Friday 25 January), performing songs from the four CDs that make up their ‘Nomad Series’. Click here for more photos of the Cowboy Junkies. Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.