Sunday, 15 April 2012

Image of the Week #4

Here's a shot of the British Museum's touring 'Pharaoh: King of Egypt' exhibition from my visit to Leeds City Museum on Saturday (April 14th), with the iconic upper section of a colossal statue of Ramesses II in the foreground and a statue of a seated falcon behind the cartouche of Ramesses II in the background (more photos of the exhibition to follow).

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Visiting Haweswater

I finally made it to Haweswater last Sunday (April 1st) long after gaining an interest in the site after reading a book about Mardale and the Haweswater Reservoir from Kendal Library as a child (see previous blog post: Mardale: A Village Lost).

Here's a photo taken from beside Haweswater Reservoir, at the opposite end of the reservoir to Haweswater Dam. Unfortunately (though fortunately with regards to the country's water supply!) the reservoir was not low enough to reveal Mardale, but I hope to make it up there again soon when the water may be a little lower.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Image of the Week #3

On a very special week for me, this week's Image of the Week is a photo of a quote from Alfred Tennyson's poem 'The Two Voices' in the Great Court of the British Museum: "and let thy feet, millenniums hence, be set in midst of knowledge".

Yan Tan Tethera: A rhyme derived from a Brythonic Celtic language used by shepherds to keep sheep in many parts of England and Southern Scotland.

Until the Industrial Revolution, the use of traditional number systems was common among shepherds, especially in the Dales of the Lake District.

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