Friday, 29 April 2016

Britain from A to Z - F

This week we move on to the letter F where we are looking at images from Scotland, Oxford and the county of Dorset.
Buy artwork of The Falkirk Wheel.
Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Falkirk, Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift, opened in 2002, reconnects the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project. 
The wheel raises boats by 24 metres (79 ft), but the Union Canal is still 11 metres (36 ft) higher than the aqueduct which meets the wheel. Boats must also pass through a pair of locks between the top of the wheel and the Union Canal. The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world.
Buy artwork of Folly Bridge
Folly Bridge
Folly Bridge is a stone bridge over the River Thames in Oxford, England. 
The bridge stands at the site of oxen ford where oxen could be driven across the River Isis, the ancient name of the reach of the Thames between Folly Bridge and Iffley Lock. This is the likely derivation of the name Oxford.
Buy artwork of Foxglove
Foxglove Digitalis Purpurea
Foxglove in the New Forest, Dorset, England. A popular ornamental, with tall spires of tapered, tubular, purple to pink or white flowers, common foxglove is also a source of digitoxin, used in the heart drug digitalis.
Buy artwork of Fallow Deer
Fallow Deer
Fallow deer in Arne Nature Reserve, Dorset, England. They were introduced by the Normans and quickly became established in the wild in hunting forests and chases. There are no really accurate estimates, but there must be tens of thousands of fallow deer in Britain.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.



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