Not so Gloomy Sunday

October 30, 2011

Guess where I just went for a crisp Sunday morning walk…

 (Ok, if you don’t feel like guessing, you might just look up the answer here.)

I do confess that I was hoping for some morning fog to add a bit of mystic atmosphere to the pictures, but no. For the first time in over a week that nasty bugger of the sun decided to come out and totally spoilt the effect I was going for.

Well, not that I’m complaining (though I have been known to complain about sunshine in the past). The good thing is, of course, that your average Viennese cemetery can switch from gloomy graveyard to idyllic park in the blink of an eye. And, admittedly, changing the camera settings from black and white to standard helps with that, too…

A shepherd’s hut

October 24, 2011

This is just a quick post of the go-look-elsewhere variety: On his English Buildings blog, Philip Wilkinson has a fine new post about an old shepherd’s hut, more precisely about one of those huts on wheels which allowed shepherds to follow their flock around the countryside when necessary.

I just thought this might be of interest to those of you with a penchant for the history of wool production.

Oh, and for those of you with an interest in wool and in Terry Pratchett let me add that it’s the kind of movable hut inhabited by Granny Aching in the Tiffany Aching series…