Den Konglige Biblioteks Have — Life in Copenhagen (Reblog)

So I’ve shown you The Black Diamond (Den Sorte Diamant) a while back, but not this gem of a garden hidden behind it. I intended to share these photos much earlier, but I honestly there are so many pictures piling up on my computer that I forget about, and I can’t keep track of what […]

Den Konglige Biblioteks Have — Life in Copenhagen

*Denmark is a fascinating country.

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’!

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Edgar Degas

– Reblog from https://marinakanavaki.com/

French artist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born, July 19, 1834 in Paris, France ❦ Famous for his pastel drawings and oil paintings of dancers, …

Edgar Degas

Simple Signs of Spring 7

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Simple Signs of Spring

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Simple Signs of Spring 5

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Simple Signs of Spring 2

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Photo: Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens, Spalding

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Photo copyright Francis Barker 2020

Photograph: Spalding Parish Church from Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens

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Spalding Parish Church of Saints Mary and Nicolas, from Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens. Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Photograph: Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall & Gardens

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A view from the Edwin Lutyens designed war memorial, through the gardens towards the church of Saints Mary and Nicolas, Spalding, Lincolnshire. Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku from a Photograph: ‘Ice House’

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Selves isolated
A weary world is on hold
Thoughts from a bunker

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