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Photoblog: Raby Castle

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Our second day in Durham, we rented a car so we could get around. The top priority of the day was to visit Sockburn, but we weren’t going to be able to access that property until the afternoon.

So, in the morning, we headed to Raby Castle.

Raby Castle was built in the 12th century by the powerful Neville family. Joan Beaufort married Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Joan is my half 3rd cousin, 21 times …

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August 1st, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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Photoblog: Durham, England

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Our third morning in the United Kingdom, we took the train from London Kings Cross Station to Durham, England.

This is where the extra we spent for the first class BritRail Pass paid off. The standard class cars were packed and seemed to be standing room only, while the first class had plenty of room.

And free coffee. Delivered to my big, comfy seat.

I’m referring to my chair. My posterior is neither big nor comfy. And I rarely have …

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July 31st, 2011 at 1:41 pm

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Photoblog: London

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Today we’re jumping backwards in our trip. Our first stop on our United Kingdom tour was actually London. We spent two days there before heading up the east coast in a train.

It’s amazing how much you can see in two days with an unlimited London Underground pass.

We went to Kensington Palace, but it was mostly closed due to renovations being made for the impending move-in of Prince William and his bride. There was some kiddie tour (find the …

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July 30th, 2011 at 11:33 am

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Photoblog: Conyers Chapel and All Saints Church

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The origins of All Saints Church in Sockburn stretch back to antiquity. Higbald was crowned Bishop of Lindisfarne in here in 780 or 781, and Eanbald was made Archbishop of York here in 796.

The majority of what was the church is now in ruins. The still standing portion, called Conyers Chapel, is considerably younger. It is named after John Conyers, who lived in the 13th century, and is my 27G Grandfather.

His stone effigy can be found in the …

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July 29th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

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Photoblog: Sockburn, England

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Sockburn is a village in County Durham, near Darlington. It is contained within a loop of the River Tees. Today, it consists of little more than a 19th century mansion and the ruins of an ancient church.

The history of Sockburn goes back at least as far as 780, when Higbald, Bishop of Lindisfarne was crowned there. Soon after 1066, it was settled by Roger de Coigniers, my 33G Grandfather.

Earlier this month, my wife and I were honored by …

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July 29th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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Video: Halftime of the Oklahoma State-Texas Game

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There weren’t many highlights of last night’s game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but one of them was the halftime show by the Longhorn Band.

Tech Note: Shot with my Flip HD and processed in iMovie.…

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November 14th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Photoblog: Baylor vs. Texas

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Just getting around to posting pictures from last weekend’s game. Enjoy!

Tech Notes: Taken on my CoolPix P90 and processed in Photoshop Elements.…

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November 2nd, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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Photoblog: Iowa State vs. Texas

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There weren’t many highlights in this game (other than the Alumni Band marching), but here are the rest of the pictures I took.

Tech Notes: Taken by my Nikon Coolpix P90 and processed in Adobe Photoshop Elements.…

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November 2nd, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Photoblog: Alumni Band

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After the disappointing game against Iowa State a couple of weeks ago, I never got around to posting pictures. I’m trying to get things cleared up before leaving for PubCon in a few days, so here are some of the annual Alumni Band performance.

Tech Notes: Shot on my Nikon Coolpix P90 and processed in Photoshop Elements.…

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November 2nd, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Photoblog: Texas versus Nebraska

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The Wife and I made the trek to Lincoln, Nebraska for the Texas-Nebraska game last weekend. Of course, I took a few pictures.

I’ll have some notes on the game tomorrow.

Tech Notes: All pictures taken with my Nikon Coolpix P80. Post processing was done in Photoshop Elements.…

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October 18th, 2010 at 8:18 pm