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Random Fridays: Serene Hours

The Latin on this sundial (“horas non numero nisi serenas”) translates variously as “I count only the hours that are serene / sunny / summery / tranquil”. 45 more words


Houses for poor women

In 1755 the Dordrecht shipowner and merchant Gijsbert de Lengh ordered the foundation of a hofje, a courtyard with houses for poor women above fifty who could live there for free. 132 more words

Dordrecht, My Hometown

Object to the demolitions of parts of A Listed buildings at Craighouse: Deadline 3rd June.

The Craighouse planning consent was supposed to save the listed buildings, but instead all that is being proposed right now is yet more demolitions. Yet again, we are being asked to object to the planning department to stop further destruction of the site. 539 more words

Planning Process

Moondial by Hellen Cresswell

“What happens to time when the moon shines on a sundial?”

Araminta Cane, Minty for short, has always had something of a sixth sense. A cold spot in the hall, a figure at the end of the bed, these are common occurrences for Minty and they’ve come to be comfortingly familiar.

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Book Reviews

An Ode to Ancient Pundits: Sundials

Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God Surya. The temple was considered as a chariot for the Sun God, who is often seen in pictures riding a chariot led by seven horses or one horse with seven heads. 459 more words


Making a dial on Crosby beach

So we arrived at 10 am with the tide well out and selected a Gormley man on a patch of damp flat sand. David Brown had done all the calculations and made up pre – marked measuring sticks so that the hour marks could be measured as points along the east west axis, then up or down the north south axis. 82 more words

My Travels

Riverside Welcome Plaza

Location:  Riverside Welcome Plaza, NW Vivion Road and NW Gateway Avenue, Riverside, MO

Found:  April 14, 2015

The Riverside Welcome Plaza is located on the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Vivion Road and Gateway Avenue in Riverside.   97 more words