I am a photographer specializing in travel, landscape and nature photography. My photographs have been published in magazines and books all over the world. My latest books are: "Channel Islands", "The Square Mile - photographic portrait of the City", "A year in the life of the Cotswolds", Cracow - city of treasures" and "A year in the life of the New Forest". My images are marketed through Alamy Picture Agency. I carry out commission work. My website: http://www.beatamoore.co.uk/
Sunday, 2 September 2012
At long last my brand new website is ready and my blog moves there. My old blog, “Light encounters” is still going to be here, but will not be updated; all new posts will be at my main site, www.beatamoore.co.uk, so please come and visit me there! There are going to be more pictures from now on and they will be bigger, easier to view. I hope you will enjoy my light encounters, my little adventures and some travel and photography tips. Thank you for reading my blogs! Your curious world traveller, Beata
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Monday, 18 June 2012
As soon as wisterias start to bloom, it's summer for me and time to enjoy magnificent gardens that are near and dear to me. One of my favourite ones is in Loseley Park in Surrey. The house was built in the reign of Elizabeth I and it is remarkably unchanged since 1562 when Sir William More laid the first stones. What is interesting that the house was built from stone brought from the ruins of a nearby Waverley Abbey, (I will write about this place another time) and the great hall contains panelling from Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace (I wrote about this place in my previous blog) however, I don't want to write about the house but about the garden! It was created by a great garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, who created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. She was also a prolific author and wrote over 1000 articles for many UK magazines. The walled garden contains series of `rooms´, like the Rose Garden, the White Garden, the Herb Garden and the Vegetable Garden. Add to it the magnificent Vine Walk, Flower Garden and the Moat Walk and you have a truly perfect garden with mixed borders and formal paths. If that is not enough, the house is surrounded by lawns, parkland and quite a large lake approached by an avenue of chestnut trees!
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Oxford University is the second-oldest surviving university in the world and the oldest in the English-speaking world. Teaching at Oxford existed in some form in 1096. There are thirty-eight colleges of the University of Oxford and six Permanent Private Halls, so plenty to visit! What fascinates me about this city is its beauty and students walking and riding bikes wearing their academic dresses. It is the view commonly seen at Oxford, although the dress is not worn all the time but is still required for examinations and when visiting university officers. There are many traditions and customs here, one of them is punting. The Cherwell Boathouse is an iconic Oxford punt station on the banks of the river Cherwell. It is one of the more "out-of-the-way" places to start the punting experience, but it is no daubt, one of the most beautiful areas. Most convenient punting station is situated underneath Magdalen College Tower, at the lower end of Oxford's world famous High Street, just on the side of the famous Botanical Garden. Here one can find not only traditionally crafted punts but also rowing boats and pedalos. On a sunny day, exploring the city’s historic sites or just relaxing while walking through Oxford's beautiful Colleges or along the River Thames is my idea of heaven! P.S forgive untidy layout, blogger software plays some tricks!