11 August 2007

Photo Hunt - Rows



The theme of this week's Photo Hunt is rows. This photos was taken in one of the magazines of Tilbury Fort in Essex.

Tilbury Fort was the where Queen Elizabeth delivered the immortal words "I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realms".

The barrels were empty of course....

40 comments:

mousey said...

great one!

i thought the barrels where a stocked for the queen until i learned it was empty.

nice post.

CRIZ LAI said...

Nice shot for the theme. Happy Weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-row.html

SilverWillow said...

Empty barrels...but nonetheless a wonderful photo! I love B&W photography, and this is a cool photo.

Thanks for visiting mine today,

Cheers,
Lea

Jose said...

Empty barrels, that's no fun. I want them full of wine.

Anonymous said...

I guess I'll just have to imagine they are full :) Great shot!

mar said...

it's a great picture for the theme! love the b/w effect.

Heather said...

Awesome!

Liz said...

That's very atmospheric! Great photo and choice for the theme.

Dana said...

Great picture for the theme. Thanks for stopping by.

SabineM said...

GOod thing they were empty!
I love this photo! Cool effect
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2007/08/10/photo-hunters-things-in-a-row/#comment-2796

Anonymous said...

Well dang, who emptied the barrels? That's no fun. Great photo, have a happy weekend.

bounce said...

Were the barrels empty because they are now just a display piece ???

ipanema said...

hahahaha...the barrels were empty? :( that's a great take on the theme. Great! :)

Whirlwind said...

Wow I love this shot. The black and white really makes it stand out.

Barbara H. said...

I hadn't heard that quote before -- how inspiring! Neat picture of rows!

PowersTwinB said...

This is just beautiful! I love the black and white. Great photo for this weeks theme! My photos are up, please come and visit

eastcoastlife said...

That's a great B&W photo! I don't drink. Am I missing something? :)

BlurMommy said...

Great B&W photo! Have a nice weekend!

Linda said...

Empty barrels? Well that's no fun! But I do love the effect that you did them with.

Have a great weekend!

JHS. said...

That works for the theme!

Pato & Pearl said...

this is a nice picture taken!
Have a good weekend

Pearl

Chen said...

Nice picture for the theme :)
Have a wonderful weekend

Sabine said...

Aaaah, I love your barrel rows (I love wine)! Thanks for popping in over at my blog. I wish I had more time to keep reading yours, by the way, it is extremely interesting, both in terms of posts as well as photos. Great blog work! :-)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks all. Sadly the barrels were for gunpowder rather than wine. On the other hand it was nicve imagining that I had DRUNK THEM ALL!!

meeyauw said...

What a great post: the history, the photographic effects. It all adds up to a powerful post.

Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing that piece of history. Empty barrels? Wow, that was a great strategy.

Dragonheart said...

Cool photo and great quote! :) Wonderful choice for row. :)

Chris said...

love the photo effects

julie said...

Thanks for a little bit of history. I admire the Queen's words.

Have a great weekend! :)

A. said...

Great picure - I love the black and white. So, how do you know they were empty .... ;)

Benjamin Fuzz said...

cool row entry! thanks for adding the quote...

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

great shot! too bad they are empty!

smiles, bee

jams o donnell said...

THanks all.

A - Sadly I don't think Health and safety would be happy about full barrels of gunpowder in a tourist attraction!

jmb said...

Very interesting photo and I like the black and white.

letha said...

That's a cool photo

peppylady said...

Who empty the kegs? Great picture

Katya said...

Wow, those kegs could certainly hold an enormous amount of gunpowder, eh? That would certainly have kept the bad guys off QE's doorstep!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks all!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I bet the barrels were secretly stuffed with monkeys. According to the blurb on the outside of my kid's game, 'There's nothing more fun than a Barrel Of Monkeys!'

jams o donnell said...

on the other hand what would it be like if the monkeys were pissed off? I daresay the fun would be massively reduced!