Anthony J Sargeant, Anthony Sargeant, cooking

Wild Sea Bass filleted and cooked by Anthony Sargeant for supper

pan-fried sea bass fillets with spicy Lutenzia peas and crushed potatoes

Just delicious – crispy skin and firm flaky fish served with a little spiciness in the Lutenzia and stuffed hot peppers served with crushed potatoes and peas. (oh yes a few pieces of smoked artichokes)

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Anthony J Sargeant, cooking, Shropshire

Magnificent Hake ordered and bought a Shrewsbury Indoor Market

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Anthony Sargeant is holding a magnificent fresh Hake ordered from the highly recommended ‘Barkworths Sea Food’ at Shrewsbury Indoor Market. Collected yesterday it was in superb condition very firm, bright eyes and natural slime (always a good sign). Filleted into two side fillets then divided into twenty generous sized portions (9th September 2017).

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Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

The magnificent 12th Century Cistercian Abbey at Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, England

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Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant on a sunny summer’s day this magnificent 12th Century Cistercian abbey church is largely intact although roofless (it was closed and plundered by Henry VIII in the 16th Century Dissolution of the Monasteries). In the care of English Heritage it was notable how few visitors there were while just a few miles away Ironbridge was packed with tourists, oblivious to this gem so very close by.

Highly recommended for peace and tranquility this is a gem of Norman archicture.

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William Strang RA ‘Man Crushed by Earth’ in the Anthony J Sargeant portfolio of his etchings

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Final state etching in the portfolio of etchings by William Strang RA owned by Anthony J Sargeant.

Although Strang (1859-1921)  made a number of etchings of architectural and landscape subjects, these never held the same importance as those in which there was human interest. His macabre, often bewildering genre pictures ranged from the real to the fantastic and the allegorical.

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One of 24 William Strang RA etchings in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

During his lifetime, Dumbarton-born William Strang (1859 – 1921) built up an international reputation as a highly skilled and imaginative printmaker, portraitist and painter. His diverse subjects ranged from the fantastic to the very real, including uncompromising depictions of contemporary life and the effects of poverty and social injustice, landscapes, subjects from the bible, bewildering allegories, and narrative illustrations. He was also a prolific and highly successful portraitist.

via Etching ‘The Visit’ by William Strang RA in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant — TONY Anthony SARGEANT

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Anthony J Sargeant, Anthony Sargeant, Shropshire

Hedgerows in Shropshire Lanes are full of Honeysuckle

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Anthony J Sargeant often cycles the quiet lanes around his Shropshire home early in the morning – usually before 6.00am. At that time the honeysuckle in the hedges smells wonderful. It will of course soon disappear – not least when the hedge cutting starts in earnest at the beginning of September. But never mind it will reappear next year and delight with its sprawling scented blossom and succeeding red berries. (photograph taken by Tony a few days ago at 5.39am on 20th August 2017)

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