Black & White in Colour 1: HMS Warrior

This is the first in my new series of black & white scenes photographed in colour.

In 2013, I took these photos of HMS Warrior, Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship.

Launched in 1860, Warrior was the pride of Queen Victoria’s fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day and had a profound effect on naval architecture. Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet within a few years she was obsolete.

Restored and back at home in Portsmouth, Warrior now serves as a ship museum, monument, visitor attraction, private venue and more.

HMS Warrior

Officers' Mess Victory

Blocks on boat Portsmouth



Black rope



Black rope

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English doors

Who would live in a place like this? © southampton old lady
Who would live in a place like this?
© southampton old lady

I love English doors. I have been taking snaps of people’s doors in Southampton. This has aroused suspicion in passers by. They must wonder if I am an estate agent, a reporter or a thief!  Then today this wonderful blogger I follow, ‘Katka on the shore’ got there before me and has posted some great photos of beautiful English doors. Check out her site: