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
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
Stumble Lighthouse, Wales
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
Linked to Mind Over Memory who hosts this challenge. 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 … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Basel
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
A bus to Ryde (Isle of Wight) through villages and towns, down country lanes and across high Downs, to take a coastal walk along the sands at Appley Beach, a walk full of interest, from dogs on the beach (my favourite was the Caucasian Shepherd which refused to stand still to be photographed) to horses … Continue reading A Ticket to Ryde – and Then a Walk
Speechless in the face of such beauty
Linked to https://travelwithintent.com/2020/11/21/beauties-once-soaring-fir-tree- Not Yet Christmas, Here Comes Spring. Not yet Christmas, here comes spring. This wasn't here yesterday. Seen from my balcony this morning my neighbour's tree has burst into blossom. Maybe not 'burst' but showing the flag anyway.
This journey along one of the world's great canals is an experience like no other but is only available during the summer months. And in those cabins you really get to experience what travelling was like in the 19th century on board these ships that carried immigrants from rural Sweden out to America.