A quiet Sunday in The Mumbles, Wales, looking across the bay towards Swansea.
This group of bronze statues shows the release of Greek Cypriot prisoners, peasants and clergy, from British colonial rule during the fight for independence on the island of Cyprus. The statue is in Nicosia but I was unable to find a date for it. I photographed it sometime in the 1970's and I think it was … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Cyprus
I can't resist posting this which I've just received. As someone who uses social media but seldom, I find it so true.
It is always sad to see deserted villages and town and even though they are being given status by UNESCO, they still harbour a feeling of meloncholy. Fikardou Village - a Unesco Heritage Site in Cyprus There is no escaping the fact that young people will no longer work at back-breaking, low-paying jobs on farms, … Continue reading SILENT SUNDAY
It's not that I don't like the blocks themselves, it's that the script offering them runs across what I'm trying to write, causing frustration and annoyance. For a while back I was coping but now WP seems to have put a gremlin in the works. Instead of the block for Image showing up, I get … Continue reading BLOCKS – Not liking them
And now, for something completely different (thank you Monty Python). (this was still in my Drafts folder so I'm re-posting it as I'm unsure what is happening. Another mix-up with Blocks?) Les Braves by Anilore Banonon on Omaha Beach, Normandy Commissioned by the French government on the 60th Anniversary of WWll and erected in 2004 … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday
Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Mind Over Memory As my sculpture of Dionysus uploaded a couple of few weeks ago only showed part of the work I thought I'd add a few more pictures to show the whole carving. It shows some members if the family of Bacchus. Father: Zeus (supposedly the face of Robert … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday
Mid-June 2020. Deserted Resort due to CoronaVirus. A sunny, hot, Sunday afternoon and the beach should be full of families with children playing on the sands, buckets and spades, and the sounds of bat hitting ball. Beach cafes closed, ice-cream parlours boarded up, and the pier locked up. How are the families coping who have … Continue reading Silent Sunday
Prior to taking a tour through the Vienna Woods I took a walk in the Stadt Park which is full of statues to musicians. Pride of place, of course, goes to the favourite son, Johann Strauss. Link to Mind Over Memory who hosts this challenge.
Fond Farewell - Mixed Ashes & Roses strewn on the water. Link with Lucid Gypsy and Words Visual - Silent Sunday