British Broadcast News: Sept 2016

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Bake-off
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Bread
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Brexit
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Bucket-down

All photos © Southampton Old Lady, 2016

Happy Birthday Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

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The grounds of Highclere Castle (known in the USA as Downton Abbey) landscaped by Capability Brown

Tony Back

2016 marks the 300th birthday of England’s most famous landscape gardener, Lancelot “Capability” Brown.  His precise birthday is unknown but he was baptised on the 30th of August. Brown was the Master Gardener at Hampton Court for King George III (Farmer George) and was a must-have to design landscapes for any estate house of the landed gentry.

I took these photos at Highclere Castle, near Newbury on the Hampshire/Berkshire border.

 

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Jackdaw folly at Highclere
Highclere sheep 1
lines of trees with large spacious fields for sheep was essential
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Those Cedar trees were always in his landscapes
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Secret garden, walled off so that one or two types of flower could not detour from the main colour: Green

Copses of trees shading crocuses contrast with wide open space. Several shades of ‘green and pleasant land’. Any flowers would not detour and would often be hidden behind secret walled gardens.

 

For a more in depth post about Capability Brown gardens in Hampshire, England, this post by the Southampton University archive is worth reading – click here

Poem from found print 8: One Across

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One across: precise, profitable 

From a team of experts

who can inform you

changes can make

a multitude

of affects

and embraces your future as well;

You can get it throughout the country

 

The solution?

(10,3,5)

Tremendous and right time

in every new territory

aid increased production

 

Call in Superintendent today

They can tell you where these are stored

Never a cross word these lads…

Hope you got that one across

 

Industrial Development Department,

Strand London WC2

 

 

Poem reworked from an ad in the Sphere Sept 1963

August 2016 © Southampton Old Lady

 

Poem from Found Print 5: SMA-CK

Fifth in my series of poems reworked from found trivial printed matter

From Virgin Media promotional magazine 2016 © Southampton Old Lady
From Virgin Media promotional magazine 2016 © Southampton Old Lady

 

SMA-CK

(View the big star. Get more than means. A-lister in hi-def!)

SLAP

Critical drama

man and Sars

with touch

Disciple is own

begin new

BBQ scene

escalates the nightmare

man slaps misbehaving

on lifetime

Poem reworked from Virgin Media 2016 pg 7

© Southampton Old Lady

7 Deadly Sins

7 Deadly Sins Intro: Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Guttony, Lust
7 Deadly Sins Intro: Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Guttony, Lust

Took a while to get these photos of number 7s together but here they are:

Pride
Pride

 

Envy
Envy

 

Wrath
Wrath

 

Sloth
Sloth

 

Greed
Greed

 

Gluttony
Gluttony

 

Lust
Lust

Salad with a taste of Kandinsky

In response to the weekly photo challenge: Life Imitates Art

The Salad
The Salad created by Chef Charles Michel
Photo of the Kandinsky painting that the Chef used as his inpiration
Photo of the Kandinsky painting that the Chef used as his inspiration

Chef Charles Michel creates art-inspired food such as this salad with a taste of Kandinsky. He was filmed wielding a paintbrush and a potato peeler in a laboratory at The University of Oxford which was later shown at The Science Museum in London.

Want to see more masterpieces click here: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/life-imitates-art/

Serpentine: Go Back

GO BACK an installation that dares you to enter, at London's Serpentine Gallery in 2015. I cannot remember the artist but this was the only thing I liked of his.
GO BACK an installation that dares you to enter, at London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2015.                         I cannot remember the artist but this was the only thing I liked of his.

 

Da daaaah!
Da daaaah!