Within the castle of Girne (N. Cyprus) is a studio where reproductions of some of Cyprus’ bronze age artifacts are sold. They are based on some of the originals to be found in the museum of Lefkosa/Nicosia. What I find so extraordinary is that these beautiful objects were being created at the same time as the UK, for example, was still in the grips of its own bronze age which produced nothing similar.
From where did the artisans get their inspiration and the know-how to create such sophisticated and intricate pieces?
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posting a letter in Angouleme, France
a shop sign in St Paul de Vence, France
just the right wine to accompany the phrase ‘in vino veritas’, maybe. (Translated, the French means ‘grains of wisdom’
read the text from the beginning to the end and then read it backwards ….
street art in Bristol
This Shaun the lamb (helter skelter) is one of many to be found around Bristol this summer. The vividly decorated lambs will be auctioned to raise funds for Bristol Childrens Hospital
I wanted to buy all of these – spotted in Bristol’s Southville market
sharing letters with Ailsa
fruit offerings in Bali
strange fruit found in Thailand
“custard pie” fruit found in Thailand
fruit sellers in Hanoi
fresh orange juice sellers in India
mango and sticky rice as prepared at cookery school in Cambodia
sharing with Ailsa
all photos taken in Barcelona
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the geese are more interested in moving than the swans which are only interested in hanging around because it’s nearly feeding time – Abbotsbury, UK
the dance of fire
on the move in Sri Lanka
old-fashioned train travel, also in Sri Lanka
sharing with Ailsa
lace cap hydrangeas photographed in the sub-tropical gardens at Abbotsbury, UK
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I came across this little monster in a park in Cologne, Germany. Inside the case was a hazel nut but not one I’d ever seen before, used as I am to the smaller, quiet, more discreet version to be found in England woodland. This one had fallen off a very tall tree – a Turkish Hazel tree – which can grow to a height of 25m. At first I thought it was the fruit of an edible (sweet/Spanish) chestnut as the case was similarly spiky. Closer inspection revealed that its case was fleshy, covered with tiny little hairs and sticky.
a cardoon flower head
sharing with PAW