Expectant Doors – A Poem — Suzette B’s Blog (Reblog)

Expectant doors in cornice trim Miter hope in architrave frames. Persistent will, opens and close To Janus’ porchlight porticoes Drafting a sanctum in the heart Built to order on Elysium’s lot.

Expectant Doors – A Poem — Suzette B’s Blog

Haiku: Miracles

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*Travelling is not so easy now, but we can dream…

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens – and Birds!

I took this the other day.

Probably Spalding‘s ‘hidden’ gem, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is a medieval gem, well maintained, with a fascinating south Lincolnshire regional museum.

Formerly also a private junior school, now located elsewhere in the town under the same name, the gardens are noted for their topiary, the rather notable Edwin Lutyens world war 1 memorial and a very nice aviary with many interesting species finches and other birds. Lutyens was one of the most famous and capable British architects of the 2oth century.

Although the town has been deeply affected by the crises of this year, it is still well worth a visit if you live nearby or are on holiday in the area.

And by the way, the locals pronounce it ‘Asscoffee’!

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Prague City Centre, Czechia 2019

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Prague, Czechia 2019

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Prague, Czech Republic (Czechia) 2019

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Prague, Czech Republic – 2019

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Larimer School – A Historic 1800s School Abandoned Since 1982

The Larimer School was built in 1896 – named for William Larimer Jr., who opened the first Conestoga wagon business in the Pittsburgh area. Larimer …

Larimer School – A Historic 1800s School Abandoned Since 1982

Haiku: Lost Miracles

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Photo by franpics from Pexels

The past miracles
A lost world misunderstood
Where are we going?

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Renaissance Now

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Who has the skill now?
Past mastery forgotten
A just renaissance

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Photograph: Georgian Welland Terrace, Spalding, Lincolnshire

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A spring view across the river towards Welland Terrace, from Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding. Copyright Francis Barker 2020