Friday, 26 February 2010

Urban Landscapes

Nice image by Richard Allaway from his recent trip to Hong Kong...

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Lost landscapes ??

This is a website which stores images of OLD POSTCARDS.
They are of a particular vintage and feature the photography of John Hinde Studios in particular.
Nostalgia for those of a certain age...
I like the fact that it also includes the text of any writing that was on the postcard that is shown when the copy was discovered.
Would be good for looking at past, present and future of the tourist destinations depicted...
A lost landscape ??

Friday, 19 February 2010

Changing Norfolk landscape...


Image by Flickr user Sami Taipale made available under Creative Commons license


Image by Flickr user zaser made available under Creative Commons license

There was a lot of comment locally this week and last, when BIRDS EYE announced a major decision on their sourcing of peas. (Link to the EDP article)

There was a posting on the local PICKENHAM POSTS blog regarding the decision.

This will not only have an impact on the landscape, but take away a lot of regular contract income for local farmers.

It is also a break in history as the area has been providing peas for freezing for decades.

Following a link to the BIRDS EYE website also led me to their CHANGING PLATES report. (Link leads to PDF download)

This would make a good resource for those looking at cultural change in the UK and the changing importance of families sitting down around a table to eat a meal together...
More on this to come...

Monday, 15 February 2010

Hedgerows in the landscape

A nice new resource for younger pupils looking at HEDGEROWS from HEDGELINK.
From the FACE newsletter, which is worth subscribing to...

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Landscape of change...

One via my blogroll: an incredible painted landscape in the USA called SALVATION MOUNTAIN.
It's the work of Leonard Knight.
Here's a FLICKR slideshow of CC images of the rather weird and wonderful location...




An extreme example of human impact on a landscape...
Why not make your own mini Salvation mountain ? Ask permission from your parents first though...