|More pretty pictures (closing some tabs)
||[Aug. 7th, 2014|10:02 pm]
- Premysl Fojtu Photography posts photos from Orkney on FaceBook.
- 'Enterprise Magazine': the car hire company encourages you to drive to places worth seeing with View Finders: here's somewhere to visit in San Francisco.
- The Guardian had a supplement about Georgia: one of those paid-for sections which try to look like editorial, but are really advertising. I regard them with deep suspicion, and throw them away unread. This one had an ad on the back page for the Georgian national tourist office. We spent a few days in Georgia thirty years ago, and I have good memories of it, but so much has happened since then, it hadn't occurred to me it was somewhere you could still visit. Perhaps it isn't, I wouldn't take the word of an advertorial supplement for it. Still, pretty pictures. And more on Pinterest.
- What we dug up on our summer holiday: a gold hair ornament from the copper age (I hadn't met the term 'copper age' before)
- Megapenguin fossils!
That gold ornament still shines so bright. I can really understand how gold can be considered magical. Never tarnishing.
Yes. I love that they saw the gleam of colour and thought it was plastic.
Does it make you feel better that the penguins wouldn't actually stand 6-foot tall? They measure to the tip of its bill, I think... Still, giant penguins!
2014-08-08 04:12 am (UTC)
I think copper age is the same as the chalcolithic, which is again a term that I have only come across recently. Though according to Wikipedia it's been around for a while (link here in case of interest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcolithic
Ah, I see, chalcolithic is more in use for Middle Eastern archaeology. I've been reading about the Hittites, so that would explain it.
Yes, I searched and found that precise Wikipedia link. And if the term's new to you, too, then I don't feel quite so ignorant (not that I use the word 'chalcolithic' every day, either).
The Moraga Street steps are fantastic! I need to get back there with a camera. And yes, the view is amazing.
Gorgeous Orkney images. :o)
Can't ever have too many!
Ah, and View Finders have an image much nearer to home
. And good on them too, they may be a car hire company but that viewpoint is a three-mile hike from the nearest road. Worth every step!
I discovered the site via this picture
- there's a good mix of the close at hand and the very distant.