Friday, October 08, 2010

Digital Scavenger Hunt

I was recently challenged to participate in a digital scavenger hunt by a friend on Blogcatalog.

All the participants were given a list of eight random themes and asked to post up digital photographs on their respective blogs representing those themes.

As this blog is specifically about the county of Kent, England, all my photos were taken locally.

The first of the themes was concrete (well I did tell you they were random!)

This modern art sculpture entitled "Boy with a Boat" by Paula Haughney, can be found on the front at Herne Bay looking out to sea. It was commissioned by Canterbury City Council in 1993

The next random theme is power represented by preserved mainline steam locomotive 44932 thundering past Gravesend one Sunday morning on the way to Faversham.

For the theme lost, I have included this memorial to South African Battle of Britain pilot Nathaniel Merriman Barry who died seventy years ago this week defending our country and way of life.

The memorial stone is located in Darenth and was erected by the nearby Shoreham Aircraft Museum.
For the theme dance, I have used a little poetic licence!

The water is "dancing" over the old weir at the former site of Westminster Mill on the River Darent in Horton Kirby. I will be writing more about Horton Kirby and the history of the mill in the next installment of "My Darent Valley Walk".

Autumn always reminds me of harvest festival when I was a kid. Kent is not as the Garden of

England for nothing. This year the hedgerows are packed with blackberries and the trees in the orchards are groaning with the weight of apples, pears, plums and cherries.

Smile! My son loves baking cakes but they usually only last about five minutes after they come out of the oven.

I managed to get a quick shot of this one before it ended up down his neck! Well Gordon Ramsay does always insist that his chefs taste their food....

Another random theme - confusion. Although this scene may look confused, the Kent Fire &

Rescue Service and Ambulance Service had everything under control. Actually it was a demonstration at the Northfleet Fire Station open day a few months ago.

Finally I was asked to post something funny so I thought I'd end with this little sign I found pinned to the noticeboard at St Peter and St Paul Church in Shoreham...

If you have enjoyed my first digital scavenger hunt, please drop in and have a look what some of the other participants have posted -

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