Silent Sunday

Behind the ramparts and the glitzy hotels, the shops, bars and restaurants, the local population of Dubrovnik live in steeply stepped streets like these. It would really focus the mind on up-dating the shopping list if one had to think of negotiating these steps every time a litre of milk was needed!

Saturday Sculpture Vimy War Memorial, France.

The Vimy War Memorial is located approximately eight kilometres northeast of Arras and is the centrepiece of a 250-acre preserved battlefield park that encompasses a portion of the area over which the Canadians made their assault during the initial Battle of Vimy Ridge. The imposing structure stands amid craters and unexploded munitions that still honeycomb the grounds which remain largely closed off to the public for reasons of safety/

Saturday Sculpture

Mary Magdalene with the Risen Christ by David Wynne (1967) This sculpture by David Wynne stands outside the entrance to St. Dunstan's Chapel in Ely Cathedral and depicts the moment when Mary Magdalene recognizes Christ after he has risen from his tomb. Next to it is a plaque, which reads: "This striking sculpture by David Wynne … Continue reading Saturday Sculpture

Ol’ Blue Eyes in Norway

It was when I read Jo-Jo's blog, Snow Capped Memories of Lapland, and she described how "...the dogs were much smaller and less fluffy than the pet husky’s I know. Strong and lean and frisky – like highly attuned race horses just itching to take off..." that I had a vivid recollection of my day with the huskies. I, too, was surprised that the huskies were lean and much smaller than I had imagined and I was told that these are the real working dogs of northern Scandinavia, not the heavily fur-coated ones we see on TV and films.

Saturday (Christmas) Sculpture

This should have gone up on Christmas Day but I didn't schedule it for the correct date. Better late than never, this iconic statue surely needs no explanation. Not my photograph, unfortunately, but it's one most people will understand. In Memory of the Football Match between enemies on Christmas Day, 1914

Sculpture Saturday

I am indebted to my London friend, Steve Moore, who gave me this picture of a sculpture by Peter McLean, erected in 1991 along the Thames Path. It shows the spirit of a Pilgrim Father looking over the shoulder of a young 1930's boy reading a magazine.  I've seen the sculpture and it is a … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday

10-Day Travel Photo Challenge: #2

I have been nominated by my namesake Marie at Hops, Skips and Jumps to take part in the Travel Photo Challenge which involves posting one favourite travel picture for each day and nominating another blogger to do the same – that’s 10 travel pictures and 10 nominations in ten days - but 0 explanations! Some of my … Continue reading 10-Day Travel Photo Challenge: #2

Sculpture Saturday: Basel

Hosted at It was just a few hours stopover in Basel - a town in which I hope to spend more time on my next trip to Switzerland. Neat, tidy, like all Swiss towns yet with a quirkiness that is all its own. I particularly remember some very lovely small shops and even in the … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Basel

Sculpture Saturday: Gormley

Antony Gormley at Winchester - SILENT II “Sound II” stands like a gently glowing sentry beneath the nearly 1,000-year-old stone mass of Chichester Cathederal. It was installed sometime in the late 1980's, part of an effort by the cathedral to introduce contemporary art into the Gothic masterpiece. Antony Gormley's Sound II in Winchester Cathederal Crypt … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Gormley