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Country life

I’ve been feeling grateful today for a change of pace. But, also, a little unnerved.

Before I got into this industry, I worked as a journalist. 311 more words

Yellow

Thursday 19th January

Yellow

You liked yellow

The sunflowers you wanted to grow

Kites, that in the wind, did blow

Paintings you’d happily show

Trinkets for me would sparkle and glow… 26 more words

Cancer

So, it begins


The plain, wooden cross, skillfully constructed from weathered, white-washed fence slats, appeared overnight in St. Anthony Gardens at the neglected burial site of a nameless decedent. 465 more words

Writing Prompt

THURSDAY'S SPECIAL: THE OLD CEMETERY IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-01

There’s ancient. There’s historically old. And then, there’s just old. Or, about as old as you find around here. Definitely traces of our past.

Photography

One of Those Signs That Leaves One Bewildered

Really? Why? Who thinks of doing such stuff in order to constitute posting a sign like this? Weird things that make you go huh??? 

Thought For The Day

Samarkand: some major monuments, etc.

Our afternoon trip was outstanding. We went to Ulug Bek’s Observatory and Museum (the curved track of the observatory is the highlight of the complex, but the beautifully arranged museum has many notable exhibits including old manuscripts), Afrosiab Museum (the museum’s highlight is the astounding 7th century fresco of the Sogdian King Varkhouman receiving ranks of foreign dignitaries as they ride elephants, camels and horses, but other exhibits give an insight into all the civilisations that have thrived at Afrosiab, the ancient city that existed not far from the centre of modern-day Samarkand), Shah-i-Zinda (the stunning Avenue of Mausoleums, which ascends a gently inclined hill. 498 more words

Bukhara