The royal oak

The royal oak, Boscobel

The oak behind Boscobel House which is claimed to be a descendant of the one where Charles II hid after the Battle of Worcester. From the road the tree does not look likely to last much longer.

The Prince Albert

Prince Albert

One of the first sights on heading for Wolverhampton city centre from the railway station, the Prince Albert is somewhat overshadowed by the bulk of the Chubb Building.

Lichen

Lichen

These lichen were growing on the same bough of a small oak tree by the pond at Boscobel House recently.

Lichen

Canalside former warehouses

Former canalside warehouse

Former warehouses backing onto the Birmingham canal near Horseley Fields. Pictured within minutes of each other. The one building was by an unfrozen stretch of the canal; the other, just around a corner, by a stretch where the ice cover was still all but complete.

Former canalside warehouse