I’ve been my son Felix’s personal chauffeur today, which has opened up opportunities left, right and center for adventure. I picked him up from a sleepover he was at last night then, a drop off & pick up combo at a gig he was doing. The downtime I had allowed me to go a walk and find my 300th Geocache. Whilst we (me and dog) where honing in on the cache, we got to see a weird thing – a Sight Tower. This (a passing walker informed me) that it was built in 1901 with the purpose of helping civil engineers triangulate positions concerning the construction of a water tunnel from Roundhill Reservoir to Harrogate. I took as photo of it then got a bit carried away with the ‘artsy’ instrgram effect.
A quick pitstop at DragonDrop Centraal to pick up a keyboard (musical kind) and off we headed, to Knaresborough. Felix was good enough to give me a couple of hours off so I pretended to be a tourist in Knaresborough. I went to visit my old yard – from the 9 month period of my life when I was an antique restorer. My shed was the one next to the green shed. The green shed was used by two guys to build coffins.
After this, I went to the castle to admire one of the best views in Yorkshire – the view down Nidd Gorge from the castle in Knaresborough. Here’s a snap I took of said view.
Whilst I was there, I spotted a chap sketching. I’d been looking for someone to photograph for a./ The 100 Strangers Project and b./ To try further practice The Brenizer Method that I’ve been wittering on about these last few days. I was quite pleased with this – an unusual view of the erstwhile ‘done to death’ photo opportunity.
Next up thing on my Sunday of joy involves making a red wine reduction gravy. As a bi product, I’ll have a cracking joint of topside beef and the best part of a bottle of wine to play with. May as well do some Yorkshire Puddings and roast spuds to soak it all up with.
UPDATE : Michael the Artist has been in touch on Flickr! he’s shared his illustration from this : http://www.flickr.com/photos/97447894@N08/9028229278/in/photostream/
I love it when stuff like this happens.