Monday, 2 November 2015

Scavenger Hunt - October 2015


Another month that I struggled and cheated to get a full set. I think that now it is dark when I leave work I need to get out at the weekends to take some photos but, it always seems to be dull or wet and inspiration is difficult to come by. Must do better in November.

1. Question

Well what is he thinking ? The statue of Freddie Gilroy by Ray Lonsdale on Scarborough sea front.

2. Cream

Caffé Bertorelli at Newbiggin Northumberland. A traditional ice cream maker, but on this October day they were not selling any ice cream but the building was cream.

3. Number

The head plate on an engine in the National Railway Museum

4. Lattice


This is an architect's model of the new extension of King's Cross Station showing the lattice of steel supporting the arched roof.

5. Familiar

Familiar items wrapped up in brown paper to illustrate carriage of parcels in the goods van on the railway.

6. Ring


A ring on the plaque commemorating a ringing of our country by kayak.

7. Today

Today in York the fog never lifted and here is the Millennium Bridge in the evening murk.

8. Down

"Poppies Weeping Window" at Woodhorn Museum part of the installation "Blood Swept the Land and Seas of Red" by Paul Cummins (artist) and Tom Piper (designer) from the Tower of London and now on tour. Here at Woodhorn they were weeping down from the pit winding wheel rather than from a window. Originally there were 888,246 poppies, each one representing a British or colonial death during the conflict of the 1914-18 War.

9. Writing

I remember Spratt's advertising boards from my childhood. The one I liked had Spratt's written in the from of a Scottie Dog. This one I assume is a Canary.

 10. Many

The Weeping Poppies, Originally there were 888,246 poppies, each one representing a British or colonial death during the conflict of the 1914-18 War.

11. Broken


At "The Angel of the North" the sun had nearly broken through!

 12. Whatever you Want 


Not a good picture, but it had to be taken through the glass window as the door was locked. This sculpture is "Scavenger" and was by Gary McCann. The crow is over 8 foot tall and was inhabiting the Banqueting House at Studley Royal this summer and autumn.