Wednesday, May 23, 2007

23 May: Holiday snaps

Our photo album of our holiday is now done, all neatly labelled and ready to bore any passing friend or family member.

It was delayed by the breakdown of the old printer, and the installation and oohing and aahing over what the new one can do - doesn't technology move quickly when you're not looking?

Many of the pictures are a bit dull, because that's what the weather was like, and we realised that what we hadn't photographed were the little lanes we mostly walked along, so the pictures aren't very representative of our experience. Anyway...

This was taken inside the Neolithic chamber at La Hougue Bie, using the lights installed. The camera wobbled a bit during the long exposure, but it rather adds to the effect.

This is St. Brelade's church, overlooking the harbour.

And this is Samares Manor; we call this one the Manor with the Fallen Rhododendrons -

Mont Orgueil castle above Gorey Pier. The castle was full of sculptures and installations which really made it something special. Totally worth a visit, even if you can't climb all the way to the top of the keep because of vertigo.

More later - must do some ironing now.


KAZ said...

I love neolithic chambers and such. Is that a ghoul lurking in the corner - or is it DH?

I thought you'd given up working.

Murph said...

The castle towering above the little houses reminded me of one you'd taken nearer home I think.

Granny J said...

I, too, was struck by the contrast between the huge castle and the little town street-- those buildings look almost like miniatures!

Lucy said...

'The Manor OF the Fallen Rhododendrons' would sound more romantic and kind of Arthurian, don't you think?
Good pics, Stitch, I'll be back to look at the rest in a bit!