Well that was a busy few days. A few more to come too.
As I mentioned a while back, I flew to the UK to visit some customers.
Raven and Fog Woman – YVR departure lounge
LHR T2 art – Zivko Edge 540 stunt plane
Hotel view – gasometers
I headed North to help my mum celebrate her birthday (“The North remembers”) with a trip to the Lake District.
Theakston’s Bitter – The Ship Inn
It’s all backwards
Boat rentals: Bowness on Windermere
Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ sledge. Antarctic expedition 1996
Vintage MG detail
Ruined boathouse – Fell Foot, Windermere
Limestone lintel – Fell Foot
Ruined boathouse – Fell Foot
Speeding past Ingleborough on the way to Ingleton
Then I spent a few happy hours walking the haunts of my childhood.
This is not a play area. Allegedly.
Skipton Road. Victorian houses… with satellite dishes
No longer an off-license but someone’s home
Jeff – still cutting hair 40 years on and proud to be a Yorkshireman. Doubly.
This used to be a butcher’s; now a baker’s; perhaps next a candlestick maker?
L’Arche. Meeting the need wherever it’s found
Tag ’em and bag ’em – death co-op style
Haute cuisine – Yorkshire style
Leeds-Liverpool canal with Ilkley Moor in the background
Next I flew to Cologne/Köln for a trade show.
The back of the bar in the Gaffel brewery
Kölsch from the Gaffel brewery
Hotel Dorint – literally over the road from the Messe
Art. Or poor taste?
Police vans at the Dom. There was a nearby protest about refugee immigration
Beautiful reflected sunset on the Köln Dom
Sunset over the opera house
Then back to the UK for a quick curry then back home to Vancouver.
Ashari curry house – Sipson.
Bugger the jet lag – Saturday was my birthday and we took a trip to a local formal gardens at Darts Hill. It’s rarely open to the public, and I took my 100mm macro for a jaunt in the spring showers.
Flag iris – furled
Raindrops on peony petal
Edelweiss (no singing, thank-you…)
Delicate painted petals
Sunday saw a bit of gardening and a visit to the cinema with my son to watch the Mad Max relaunch (basically a 2hr car chase through the desert. Think “Dakar rally meets Wacky Races”).
Because the trade show spanned a statutory holiday in BC to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday I took Monday as a holiday in lieu. A day trip to Victoria on the Island seemed appropriate and my two youngest and I spent an interesting day in the provincial capital.
Today saw me back at work just to do a bit of paperwork, and tomorrow I’m off again. This time to Connecticut. A US state I’ve never before seen. I gather it’s quite a sight in autumn. As for spring, I’ll let you know…