Picture of the Moment and accompanying jigsaws from Beautiful Britain

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More widescreen wallpaper on page 1 also page 2 and Yorkshire Wallpaper
plus a Daily picture (non-widescreen) from 'somewhere' in Beautiful Britain - daily pictures


Saturday 10th December 2016


Quote:-
'I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning.
There they are, and they are beautiful.' (Pete Hamill - American journalist and novelist)

Robin at St. Fagans, Cardiff
(OS Grid Ref. ST112773 Nearest Post Code CF5 6DP)

The robin is the UK's favourite bird; easily recognisable with its bright red breast. Robins have been a feature of Christmas cards since Victorian times when postmen wore red uniforms in honour of the sovereign and were nicknamed Robin Redbreasts. Postal workers often worked over the Christmas holiday and even delivered presents and cards on Christmas Day. There are also many legends that link robins with Christianity. In December 2016 a robin made his home in Liverpool Cathedral's indoor Christmas tree.

Picture of the Moment


Desktop Wallpaper (widescreen view)

1920x1080 widescreen (354K)

Picture of the Moment jigsaw


Downloadable Jigsaws

The downloadable jigsaw is available here

 
 


More widescreen wallpaper on page 1 and page 2 - Non-widescreen daily wallpaper


How to use as PC wallpaper -
Click on the 1920x1080 link above. Right click the enlarged desktop wallpaper picture in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and choose 'Set as Background'. Note:- Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera and other browsers do not support this feature. You will have to use 'save picture as' to save to a location e.g. your desktop, followed by double click, then right click and set as background.

How to use as phone wallpaper - On your Tablet or Smart Phone long press on the enlarged image and choose to Save it. Use the phone's Settings menu to change the wallpaper.


 

MORE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

The robin is the UK's favourite bird; easily recognisable with its bright red breast. Robins have been a feature of Christmas cards since Victorian times when postmen wore red uniforms in honour of the sovereign and were nicknamed Robin Redbreasts. Postal workers often worked over the Christmas holiday and even delivered presents and cards on Christmas Day. There are also many legends that link robins with Christianity. In December 2016 a robin made his home in Liverpool Cathedral's indoor Christmas tree.

Two Interactive maps show the photo's location

Map 1 on the left uses Ordnance Survey data from OS OpenSpace. You can pan the map by dragging the map or zoom in / out by using the + or - buttons.


Map 2 - is a Google Map close up satellite view with the option to view in Google Street View. The 'push pin' indicates the photo's location.

(Many thanks to Stephanie, from Ohio, for giving me the inspiration to create this addition. I hope that it adds to your enjoyment of the page.)

More about Christmas robins



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