Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. It has a time ball on top which is raised, then lowered at precisely 13:00.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Belfry and clock tower of the town hall, Berwick upon Tweed

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Royal Border Bridge at Berwick on Tweed spans the Tweed and is just a few miles from the Scottish border. We spotted it from our walk along the old town walls of Berwick.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Seemingly endless beaches, but very windy with blowing sand!



Bamburgh

Friday, December 07, 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012


To Posterity by Louis MacNeice (from Visitations 1957)

When books have all seized up like the books in graveyards
And reading and even speaking have been replaced
By other. less difficult. media. we wonder if you
Will find in flowers and fruit the same colour and taste
They held for us for whom they were framed in words.
And will your grass be green. your sky be blue.
Or will your birds be always wingless birds?

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Famous cafe in Alnwick where they serve enormous tea cakes. We abstained! But nevertheless had delicious coffee and cake.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Gilded wheel on the gilded coach that was made to take the 3rd Duke to the coronation of Charles X of France in 1825. It was renovated to take the present Duke's daughter, Katie, to her wedding in February 2011

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mason's mark

The stone mason's were paid according to how much stone they laid, so they marked the stone where they started and then again where they finished and were paid accordingly. This is one of those marks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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