Dragon Sanctuary

The Dragon Sanctuary is my personal on-line photo album which I started in 2003 and this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. I hope you have as much enjoyment from looking at the pictures as I have in taking them. At the last count, there were about 400 pages (not counting the menu pages) containing somewhere around 8500 photographs and 140 videos and slide shows. Many are of railways, but there's lots of other subjects to look at as well.

The site is divided up into various sections and there are two types of pages on this site; Index Pages and Picture Pages and both have a short menu at the bottom of the page. These menus enable you to easily move around within each section or return to the Home Page. Additionally clicking on the 'Dragon Sanctuary' logo at the top of Index Pages or the Dragon picture in the top left corner of Picture Pages will return you to the Home Page.

The site is updated whenever I have new pictures to add, which is quite often, especially during the summer months. The most recent major updates are shown on the Home Page. A full list of recent updates is available on the Updates and What's New links on the Home Page.

Dragon Sanctuary Video.
'Dragon Sanctuary Video' is neither a club or a company, it's just the name I produce my videos under.
I have produced a number of slideshows and videos which can be found on the Dragon Sanctuary Video Page. Some of these are just slides set to music, some contain slides and video while the more recent ones are video only and in full HD.
Some have asked why there's background music on some of the railway videos because they'd prefer to hear the locomotives and I would generally agree with this view. However there are times when the camera audio track has nothing of interest on it because the loco is too far away or not working hard, in these cases I may add some background music in addition to the camera audio.
Sometimes the camera audio is unusable because of excessive wind noise or loud and inappropriate comments by people standing near me, in these cases I will often replace the camera audio with music.

Why Dragon Sanctuary?
The answer to that is far too long a story to put here.
The short answer being that I like dragons.

Where are the Dragons?
Some can be found hiding on various pages throughout the site. The City of London Dragons have their own page here. Most of the smoke breathing, er, creatures, can be found on the railway pages.

Use of the pictures.
All the photographs on this site are copyright and may not be reproduced without my permission. The only exception being their use as desktop wallpaper on your own personal computer. Please note that commercial use of any photograph taken inside a museum or church etc will require the consent of both myself and the museum or church etc concerned. Commercial use of any photographs taken at or on heritage or mainline railways will require the consent of the railway concerned. It is your responsibily to obtain these consents.

Use of the videos.
All the videos on this site are copyright and may not be used without my permission. Please note that many of the railway videos are filmed at heritage railways or railway centres who allow filming for private use only. Use of these videos for commercial purposes is not allowed.

If you like this site you are welcome to link to the Home Page or any indvidual page but please do not direct link to any of the pictures themselves. Thank you.

This website is dedicated to
my parents.

Dennis Boulter
1st June 1924 - 23rd September 2015.
Hazel Boulter
15th December 1924 - 10th May 2018

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