These planters with sculptural plastic flowers in among the real flowers surrounded the base of one of Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers, the Hancock Building, if I rightly remember.
Another image from the same walk as the last several posts, in September 2009.
Just before we got to Waverley Abbey with our US guests I saw this view of the River Wey. Gorgeous!
A nice thing about Farnham is there are lots of flower boxes all over. I’m no sure who maintains them, I guess the council, but there’s always a profusion of colour everywhere you go. This box is on a little bridge over the River Wey about a block or two from my flat.
The next day we climbed up Arthur’s Seat, a volcanic hill that is part of Holyrood Park. Click any of the pictures below to see scenes of our ascent full sized (you may need to click the post title first for this to work if you’re seeing this in email or on social media).
We had some lunch at a beach-side stand and walked back through the town to the train station to return to Edinburgh. Click on the pictures below to see them bigger (if you’re seeing this in email or social media you may need to click the post title first to get there).
We walked from the train station through the town to the beachfront. Click either of the pictures below to see them larger.
I also shot a couple of still-lifes, reflected self portraits and other items along the way. Click any of the pictures below to see them bigger (clicking into the post or post title first, if that doesn’t work).
I’m always struck by sunlight coming through flower petals like stained glass. I’m not sure if this really conveys that glowing translucency.
St Ives is a charming, if tourist-crowded, town of beautiful alleys and surprise views. We also visited a number of galleries and open artists studios and had a few good conversations with working artists about their work, always inspiring. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
Continuing on our way from Mullion we progressed from Predannack to Lizard. Here is a set of mostly unremarkable holiday snaps that hopefully conveys the beauty of the area and the riot of colours we encountered. (If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.)
Our final day of the group walking tour (26th May) we started from Mullion Harbour, shown here, and walked past Predannack to the Lizard, the southernmost point in the country, before circling back to Mullion. The first picture shows the harbour from atop a nearby hill but we actually started from inside the walls and you can see the beautiful clear water in the 2nd shot (if viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger). Then we climbed up and out and were on our way.
I often post a “hotel room view” out the window. In this case we were staying at a lovely Bed and Breakfast, the Kimberley in St Agnes. Here are a few pictures from the room featuring the play of light through the blinds and on the walls. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.