I’m going to cheat a little bit this week.
The original idea behind 500 photos was to create a weekly series of one photo blogs. But this week is going to be a photo essay, as I have found it impossible to narrow the photos down to just one.
Last weekend, I attended the Lumiere festival in Durham, which lit up Durham’s landmarks with stunning and creative light installations. This reminded me just what a beautiful and incredibly photogenic city Durham is.
I’m not going to wax lyrical about it – Durham’s beauty can speak for itself. I hope my photos can do justice to this lovely, quirky, vibrant city, which I am privileged to have on my doorstep.
This is the classic view of Durham Cathedral, which dates back to 1093.
The approach into Durham is over a lovely old viaduct – this spot in Wharton Park would be perfect for Trainspotters!
The path along the Riverside is a beautiful and easy walk for people of all abilities.
There are reminders all over the North East of the bloody history of this region, which was the battleground for many wars and skirmishes between England and Scotland.
The views from the roof of the Cathedral are well worth the 325 spiral stairs to the top.