A Photo of a Life Guard outside Horse Guard. The Household Cavalry is made up of two mounted Regiment The Life Guards and The Blues And Royals Division. The regiment date back to the 1660, carrying out ceremonial duties for State and Royal occasion. The Household Cavalry is also a Armour Division of tanks and Armour vehicles, there Colonel-in-Chief is HM The Queen.
St Mary church Selborne Hampshire, was founded in the Saxon times and mentioned in the Domesday Book. The present church with its Norman tower, which largely dates back to 1180. In 1793 The Great Naturalist Gilbert White was buried here. In the mid 19th Century the nephew of Gilbert White restored the church. Outside the church stood the famous’ Selborne Yew’ tree which dates back over 1400 years, In 1990 the yew was blown down in a storm. In 2002 the yew was recognised by The Tree Council at the time of HM Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee as one of the 50 great British trees in recognition of its place in the National Heritage. Cutting from the tree are now thriving in the church yard.
Taken in Winchester Hampshire, The old Bishops Palace standing next to Winchester Cathedral. Residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon time. The surviving ruins of the palace date largely from the 12th century, the work of Bishop Henry of Blois. The palace was also Know as The Anarchy, it was a very important building, and was the location for the wedding breakfast for Queen Mary and Philip of Spain on the 25 July 1554 which was the last great occasion here. The palace was destroyed by the Roundheads during the English Civil War in 1646.
The Adder about to strike my lens as a means of defence. The Adder is the only venomous snake native to Britain, a highly developed venom injecting mechanism. The Adder is not a aggressive snake, but when its trap or caught or trodden on then it will strike. The effects from a bite are nausea and drowsiness, followed by severe swelling and bruising around the area of the bite. So treat Adders with respect and leave them alone. So when out walking in woods or heathland or the golf course take care where you walk.