September 4th, 2016

Dove
  • thismaz

Flower

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I have so many photos of flowers, so picking a couple was really difficult. In the end I went with poppies - this one, with a bee making its approach, was in the strip of wild flower meadow plants next to St Thomas' Church in the city.



While these were part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation that was split up and reinstalled in various places around the country after it was taken down from its original place at the Tower of London.

Photography
  • ysilme

Catching up: Hat, Heavy, and Instruction

A few weeks ago I had a friend staying for a few days, and we visited a small, famous town close by from the Staufer era, Bad Wimpfen. It's situated on a hill, with a huge tower towering upon the historical center, called the Blue Tower for its blue "hat". Not a real hat, of course, but in German, the roof of such a tower might be referred to as hat or hood in poetry, old folk tales and such.


We were also quite surprised by the odd, heavy structure wrapping around the tower proper and learned that this was a support system temporarily applied because the roof's weight is so heavy that it eventually caused damage to the wall. Since the roof is not new, but everything was diligently restored a few decades back, I'm wondering how they could miss such an important static issue....Collapse )
Photography
  • ysilme

Catching up: Water

I couldn't decide which one to use, so have three:

In the times of double glazing, frostwork has been something I only knew from tales and images. But on one particularly cold winter day, I found out that triple glazing might give the experience back: our bedroom window was still tiled partly open, as usual, and the outer pane got cold enough to get frostwork, although on the outside.Collapse )
Poppies

Flower(s)

thismaz posted a picture of part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation that was split up and reinstalled in various places around the country after it was taken down from its original place at the Tower of London as her answer for this challenge.

Her picture showed them at the pithead winding gear at Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland.

Now here is the picture I have chosen -


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This shows the very same ceramic poppies in the most recent stage of their 'tour' - cascading down the wall of Lincoln Castle.

What is even odder is that, like Maz, I have lots of pictures of growing flowers but had chosen this instead.