brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni) wrote in photo_scavenger,

First post: Honour

Isn't curiouswombat a great cheerleader? As I'm new here, I'm posting some holiday pics for the first three prompts. I'll get to taking new ones soon, I promise!

This plaque is very quiet, well inside a holiday rental maintained by the Landmark Trust. (You really need to be coming down the stairs to spot it, and it tones completely with the wall colour in this area.) I was struck by the way it's a fitting honour for a man who spent his life quietly bringing historic buildings back to sympathetic life. I don't think he'd want something more obtrusive.

Depart: the last photo I took leaving Avignon in mid-October. When I arrived here at the TGV station a few days earlier, this was the first view I had. I thought how nice the feathery planting was against summery blue skies and sun. As I was leaving, the year had clearly turned - it was a good moment to be going home. (And it would almost do for 'water' too!)

Water: St Andrew's Well at Stogursey, where I stayed earlier in the year. Stogursey is downhill of the Quantocks, and they had this endless supply of free-flowing fresh water coming off the hills except in outright droughts. So much better than a lot of wells! As you can see, they appreciated their luck and built a proper set of pipes and a special stone enclosure for the water supply. There are another pair of pipes across the courtyard, also gushing freely. It's pretty noisy!

Tags: brutti_ma_buoni, depart, honour, water

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