Singular Statues: #4 HMS Trafalgar Figurehead

I discovered this magnificent carved and decorated figurehead featuring Admiral Lord Nelson lying quite close to HMS Victory, his famous ship, in Portsmouth Dockyard one fine day.  As you can see, the right eye remains unpainted as he famously lost his sight in this eye in the siege of Calvi in 1794. Research relates that…

Pic of the Month: Doctor Who’s Tardis

I took this picture a couple of years back but truthfully, only really looked at it closely this week.  I was visiting Portsmouth Dockyard and had sat down for a quick cup of coffee between ship-spotting. Imagine my surprise when I spied a Tardis in my orbit!  As a Doctor Who fan, it certainly drew my…