Dusk quietly falls
twinkly, sparkly lights transport
us to faerie.
This is my favourite clock, the Corpus Clock outside Corpus Christi Collage Library, Cambridge – time is shown by a series of flashing lights. It is mesmerizing – beautiful, disturbing, clever. The creature is a Chronophage – a time eater.
A rainy day at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin. The only historical building that I’ve been to (and I’ve been to a lot) where you have to pay an additional fee to be able to take photographs!. Why didn’t they just include the charge in the entry price?
Traitors’ Gate was the gate through which traitors were brought into the Tower of London via the Thames. Today there is a memorial on Tower Green, close to the execution site within the Tower where those of high rank were executed out of site of the crowds.
The inscription reads :
‘Gentle visitor pause awhile : where you stand death cut away the light of many days : here jewelled names were broken from the vivid thread of life : may they rest in peace while we walk the generations around their strife and courage : under there restless skies’. Brian Catling
These excavated timbers are relics of a Bronze Age causeway, thought to have been about a kilometre long, built across the Fens between 1350 & 850 BC.
On the wall at the back of this picture is an artists impression of what the causeway might have looked like. The blue sprinklers keep the timbers moist to prevent further deterioration.
You can visit the causeway and the Bronze Age log boats which are currently being preserved at Flag Fen in Peterborough. A fascinating day out in a remarkably peaceful spot. Well worth a visit!