Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home. The English countryside can be especially beautiful on clear winter days when the bare branches of the deciduous trees give a translucency to the landscape. The water meadows around the River Corve had been flooded the previous day and in the night left sheets of frozen ice.
Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the balcony of the hotel in Pecs, Hungary where he was staying in 1980 on a visit to see his Hungarian friend Judit. Judit worked for the state tourist bureau Ibusz and was able to book this very impressive hotel room with a balcony overlooking the main square (this was still in the Soviet era).
Part of the collection of photographs that Anthony J Sargeant has taken from hotel bedroom windows. This abstract arrangement of tables on a tiled patio was taken looking down from the window of his hotel room on the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary in 1982. This was before the fall of the Berlin Wall when Hungary was still part of the Soviet Bloc and Tony was visiting a charming Hungarian friend, Judit, whom he had met while attending a conference in Budapest the previous year.
This photograph was taken from the bedroom window of my Shropshire (UK) home at 5.17am on the 31st July 2015. I am fortunate to live in such a beautiful and unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty. There are often sensational sunrises and sunsets as the house is in the valley of the River Corve. This is looking east up the valley while the sun sets at the end of the day over the hills that comprise Wenlock Edge.
After the snow first thing on the 16th April 2016 the skies soon cleared over Shropshire (UK) to yield a glorious spring day. This photograph was taken from the Shropshire home of Anthony Sargeant looking across Corvedale towards The Brown Clee Hill. One can understand Robert Browning’s yearning in his poem ‘Home thoughts from abroad’ on days like this “Oh to be in England now that April’s there”
Anthony J Sargeant woke up this morning, 16th April 2016, to look out of the bedroom window of his Shropshire (UK) home to see snow covering the backgarden. A far cry from the image conjured up by Robert Brownings ‘Home thoughts from abroad’ – “Oh to be in England now that April’s there”
This morning 28th March 2016 Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the bedroom window of his Shropshire (UK) home. It is still windy but no longer raining – the flooding is the consequence of Storm Katie which resulted in torrential rain during the night. As the water made its way down from the Clee Hills of Shropshire in the early morning so the River Corve began to swell and burst its banks flooding the meadows below the house. It is fortunate that the house stands on a rocky outcrop and is not affected by these periodic floods across the water meadows. Below is how the fields normally look in Winter.