Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Landscape (2)


Ryvoan Bothy, Ryvoan Pass, Cairngorms, Scotland

The Cairngorm Mountains are some of the highest and wildest mountains in Scotland and I suspect that at this time of the year still covered in snow.  These mountain passes that crisscross the mountains have for centuries offered relatively safe passage for travellers and cattle drovers.

Today it is the playground of mountaineers and this little Bothy at the top of Ryvoan Pass is able to offer basic (very) but very welcome accommodation in inclement weathers or for those on longer treks into the wilds.

Just thought I would add one more to this weeks Photo Challenge.  You can see what others have submitted on :-


3rd April

(C) David Oakes 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge – Symbol (3) an update

Earlier this week I posted a contribution to this weeks Photo Challenge, here is the Link


Red Post Boxes are an intrinsic part of the British way of life but with technological change fears for their future have been raised.  So it was a surprise today to hear that the Royal Mail and Historic England have reached an agreement to ensure the survival of what one can only describe as ‘ancient monuments‘ a symbolic part of our everyday heritage.

So here is another unusual Post Box, this one on the English Welsh border….


Another contribution to this weeks Photo Challenge.

17th July
(C) David Oakes 2015


Post Box…..


Before E-mails and Texts…..a vital link for written communications.

Another contribution to this Weeks Photo Challenge :- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/symbol/

13th July
(C) David Oakes 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge – Symbol

Off to School….

Back to School

In today’s world it is I-pads, computers and keyboards and the obligatory ‘White Board’ that students of all ages associate with school…….but it is not that many generations ago that those ‘Symbols’ of school were so very different.

Just a contribution to this Weeks Photo Challenge :- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/symbol/

12th July
(C) David Oakes 2015