I find stained glass windows to be fascinating… they each contain so many stories, not just in the imagery depicted but also in the history of their creation. What did this image teach me? The oldest known stained glass still[…]
This is one of the first flowering dahlias of the year, in our garden – and don’t worry there will be plenty more (colourful) photos to share. What did this image teach me? Dahlias are the national flower of Mexico.
Why do so many houses have this type of lion statue somewhere in their grounds? Often marking an entrance? What did this image teach me? In Vietnam a lion statue is said to protect people in the home, in China[…]
And here, after mentioning it for the last few days, is Coleton Fishacre itself. A beautiful property with a stunning garden, and a fantastic 1920’s Art Deco style. What did this image teach me? Even in dark and gloomy conditions,[…]
Keeping with the same theme / location as yesterday – this is another stone object that you can find at Coleton Fishacre, though this time instead of a sphere it’s a mushroom. There are Seders of them scattered around near[…]
I found these large, impressive stone spheres flanking the entrance to Coleton Fishacre, one of my favourite National Trust properties (though sadly the house is closed during this Covid-19 era). What did these images teach me? There is an ancient,[…]
These old Cornish mines are scattered over the countryside, and even now centuries after their heyday they are impressive structures. What did this image teach me? The Cornish word for tin is “sten”, from the Latin “stannum”.
I found this poppy growing in the grounds of Saltram, a National Trust property near Plymouth. What did this image teach me? That poppies are said to represent sleep, peace, and even death (eternal sleep).
This is a shot from the archives, of a statue I found near Westminster, London. I believe she represents either faith or justice. What did this image teach me? Well, I don’t know if I’ve really learned this lesson yet[…]
There’s a whole underground world of caves and corridors beneath the earth in Reims, France. In this world, you will find things like this cave door, and millions upon millions of bottles of champagne. What did this image teach me?[…]